Coby Beck

Former musician, turned tree planter, turned software engineer. Same old story... I have been blogging about climate change since 2006 at A Few Things Ill Considered.

Arguing from authority

Articles about climate skeptics

Even while rejecting the authority of the most comprehensive and reviewed scientific document on any subject, namely the IPCC report, one of the most common climate delusionist tactics is the argument from authority. Whether it …

Bunk from Beck

Real Climate tears apart another fraudulent presentation from E. G. Beck

Over at RealClimate today, they present and debunk another fraudulent reconstruction from German school-teacher-plays-skeptic-scientist E. G. Beck. First it was his groundbreaking (as in stick your head in the sand) work on CO2; now he …

Poll finds worldwide agreement that climate change is a threat

Public divided over whether costly steps are needed

From the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA): An international poll finds widespread agreement that climate change is a pressing problem. This majority, however, divides over whether the problem of global warming is urgent enough …

Some apropos words

This Bertrand Russell quote seems relevant to today’s climate debates

This quote from Bertrand Russell just caught my eye: When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others. I think the …

Whitehouse.gov search engine has blinders on

Search for ‘global warming’ to no avail

Check out a post from James Annan, who details how, out of 438 documents on Whitehouse.gov the contain the phrase "global warming," only a single one is returned when using the Whitehouse.gov search engine. Color …

Global warming news: Jan 28, 2007

In case you thought Sundays were lazy!

Be sure to check out this week's compilation of global warming news, brought to you by H. E. Taylor each week via A Few Things Ill Considered. It is quite comprehensive, so if 300+ links …

'The U.S. is a net carbon sink'

Only if you ignore fossil fuel emissions

(Part of the How to Talk to a Global Warming Skeptic guide) Objection: The United States absorbs more CO2 into its land than it emits into the air. The world should be grateful. Answer: As …

'Climate change mitigation would lead to disaster'

‘Climate change mitigation would lead to disaster’–Not really, but this may be lesser of two evils

(Part of the How to Talk to a Global Warming Skeptic guide) Objection: The kind of drastic actions required to mitigate global warming risk the destruction of the global economy and the deaths of potentially …

Global Warming on Enceladus

A bit of environmental art to soften the day

Seeing as Grist likes to bring humor to environmental issues, I figure, why not art? So here is a climate-change-debate-inspired bit of original digital art. It is entitled "Global Warming on Enceladus (v. 1)."