PDF Files: Climate-Related Reports, Studies, and Data

This page contains a variety of useful and interesting climate-related pdf files presenting reports, studies, and data.  The individual files written by a variety of authors may be accessed by clicking on the hyperlink.  Most of these files are in PDF format, but you may encounter the occasional file in some other format.  If you have difficulty accessing a file, please leave a comment or email the webmaster at the address listed in the Contact page.

Steve McIntyre’s 2008 Presentation to Ohio State University – This is a transcript of McIntyre’s presentation entitled:  How do we “know” that 1998 was the warmest year of the millennium?

2014 Ex-NASA Team Report – Bounding GHG Climate Sensitivity for Use in Regulatory Decisions

Global Climate Anomaly 1940-1942 – Bronnimann – This is an article describing an unusual El Nino event during WWII.

Wikipedia’s Climate DoctorLawrence Solomon, Financial Post, Dec. 19, 2009.  How (the climate doctor)  rewrote 5,428 climate articles in an attempt to suppress the truth about global warming.

Multi-decadal Tendencies by Joseph D’Aleo and Dr. Don Easterbrook.

Environmental Movement by Walter Williams.  Here’s how wrong past environmental predictions have been.  Excellent article!

Bounding GHG Climate Sensitivity for Use in Regulatory Decisions – The Right Climate Stuff Research Team.  Lead Author: Harold H. Doiron, PhD.  The purpose of this report is to provide a rigorous scientific basis for official comments to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) by The Right Climate Stuff (TRCS) Research Team in response to OMB’s official request for comments on the overall approach for computing Social Cost of Carbon (SCC).

The long sunspot cycle 23 predicts a significant temperature decrease in cycle 24 – by Jan-Erik Solheim, et. al., Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics · February 2012.  “ . . . a significant negative trend is found between the length of a [sun spot] cycle and the temperature in the next cycle.”

Catastrophe Denied by Warren Meyer, who operates the web site “climate-skeptic.com,” provides a very detailed analysis of climate change.  He prepared this analysis for the skeptic’s side for a number of debates in which he had participated.

Several simple Climate Models (Compared) are examined and their output is compared with the measurements and with the projections of the IPCC global climate models.  Briefing by Bernie McCune.

This file contains some background information on Ed Caryl’s natural cycles model.

This file contains some background information on David Evan’s model.  Who are you going to believe?  The government climate scientists or the data?

Ed Caryl provides some additional thoughts on natural cycles in this file.

Girma Orssengo takes apart the IPCC climate projections and replaces them with those from his own model that are much more realistic.

A Powerpoint briefing on Examining the Hypothesis by Bob Endlich.

Bob’s Method for Plotting CO2 and Temperature in Time Series in Excel.

A Major Deception on Global Warming by Frederick Seitz.  A Wall Street Journal Op Ed piece.

Wallace III, D’Aleo, and Idso examine the many problems with the validity of the NOAA, NASA, HADCRUT data and the validity of the EPA’s Carbon Dioxide endangerment finding.

Clive James provides a detailed critique of the mass media and their coverage of climate change.

A Powerpoint briefing on the costs and benefits of alternative energy sources entitled “21st Century Snake Oil” by Bob Endlich.

The First Decade of the New Century: A Cooling Trend for Most of Alaska, G. Wendler, L. Chen and B. Moore, The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, 2012, 6, 111-116.111.  During the first decade of the 21st century most of Alaska experienced a cooling shift, modifying the long-term warming trend, which has been about twice the global change up to this time. All of Alaska cooled with the exception of Northern Regions. This trend was caused by a change in sign of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), which became dominantly negative, weakening the Aleutian Low.

Captain T. A. (Ike) Kiefer discusses why the US should reject biofuels as a part of a rational national security energy strategy.  Published by Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation.

Dr. Roy Spencer presents A Guide to Understanding Global Temperatures in this pdf booklet.

A few Mayors and Governors plan to continue on their own with the Paris Climate Accord.  Such decisions are unwise according to this Heritage Foundation article.

A Robust Test on Warming Trend and Precipitable Water Vapor Content is examined in this Geophysical Research Letters article.  The IPCC models generally assume that global relative humidity remains on average constant so that when temperatures rise the amount of precipitable water vapor in the atmosphere increases.  This study has found that this is not the case.

Natural climate variability part 1 – Observations versus Model Predictions are discussed in this International Journal of Heat and Technology article.  Most climate-change-informed people are aware that the models fail when compared to actual observations except, perhaps, when the models have been adjusted after the observations have become available.  This paper provides the details of those failures.

Natural climate variability part 2 – Interpretation of the post-2000 temperature standstill is discussed in this International Journal of Heat and Technology article.  They show that when the effects of the 2015-2016 el nino is removed from the data, the temperature standstill continues.

Climate Change’s Rational Optimist – Matt Ridley by Julie Kelley.  Matt Ridley is a self-described “luke warmer,” but is called a “denier” by climate pessimists.

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This is a Microsoft Power Point presentation saved as a pdf file.  The Power Point version had a number slides containing short video clips relating to a critique of an Al Gore presentation on climate change.  Those videos do not function in the pdf version.

At the end of the presentation is a list of more than 20,000 individuals with various degrees in the physical sciences who have signed the Oregon Petition disagreeing with the catastrophic, anthropogenic global warming hypothesis and the Kyoto protocol.  The petition reads as follows:

   “We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.

   There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.”

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This PDF contains a series of graphs displaying various elements in the North Atlantic.  These graphs were produced by Kenneth Richard from the No Tricks Zone blog.  The graphs illustrate that there has been no significant warming in the North Atlantic, which directly contradicts the claims made by the data deniers pushing the catastrophic anthropogenic climate change hypothesis.

Those pushing the human-caused, catastrophic  climate change hypothesis have long held that human use of fossil fuels is the primary cause of global increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide since the beginning of the industrial revolution.  In recent decades careful records have been kept regarding the amount of carbon dioxide that has been released to the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels.  Consequently, there should be a correlation between the amount of carbon dioxide emissions by human activity and the increase in global carbon dioxide.  This study of emissions versus global CO2 concentrations by Jamal Munshi shows that this is not the case and that there is no significant correlation between the two sets of data. In other words, the IPCC carbon budget is flawed, and the climate alarmist’s hypothesis has once again been shown to be questionable at best.

Influence of solar system oscillation on the variability of total solar irradi-ance is discussed in this research paper published in New Astronomy.