400 Scientific Papers Published In 2017 Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarm

A Growing Volume Of Evidence

Undercuts ‘Consensus’ Science

Update: For a detailed response to the YouTube video criticizing our list, see:

Deconstruction Of The Critical YouTube Response To Our 400+ ‘Skeptical’ Papers Compilation

 


During the first 10 months of 2017, 400 418 scientific papers have been published that cast doubt on the position that anthropogenic CO2 emissions function as the climate’s fundamental control knob…or that otherwise question the efficacy of climate models or the related “consensus” positions commonly endorsed by policymakers and mainstream media.

These 400 418 new papers support the position that there are significant limitations and uncertainties inherent in our understanding of climate and climate changes.  Climate science is not settled.

Modern temperatures, sea levels, and extreme weather events are neither unusual nor unprecedented.  Many regions of the Earth are cooler now than they have been for most of the last 10,000 years.

Natural factors such as the Sun (111 papers), multi-decadal oceanic-atmospheric oscillations such as the NAO, AMO/PDO, ENSO (37 papers), decadal-scale cloud cover variations, and internal variability in general have exerted a significant influence on weather and climate changes during both the past and present.  Detecting a clear anthropogenic forcing signal amidst the noise of unforced natural variability may therefore be difficult.

And current emissions-mitigation policies, especially related to the advocacy for renewables, are often costly, ineffective, and perhaps even harmful to the environment.  On the other hand, elevated CO2 and a warmer climate provide unheralded benefits to the biosphere (i.e., a greener planet and enhanced crop yields).

In 2016 there were 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers published in scholarly journals (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) challenging “consensus” climate science.   This amounts to more than 900 papers in less than 2 years.

Below are the two links to the list of 400 418 papers as well as the guideline for the lists’ categorization.

Skeptic Papers 2017 (1)

Skeptic Papers 2017 (2)


(Parts 1 and 2 are on the same page).  

Part 1. Natural Mechanisms Of Weather, Climate Change  

Solar Influence On Climate (111)
ENSO, NAO, AMO, PDO Climate Influence (37)
Modern Climate In Phase With Natural Variability (13)
Cloud/Aerosol Climate Influence (8)
Volcanic/Tectonic Climate Influence (4)
The CO2 Greenhouse Effect – Climate Driver? (12)

Part 2. Unsettled Science, Failed Climate Modeling

Climate Model Unreliability/Biases/Errors and the Pause (24)
Failing Renewable Energy, Climate Policies (12)
Wind Power Harming The Environment, Biosphere (7)
Elevated CO2 Greens Planet, Produces Higher Crop Yields (5)
Warming Beneficial, Does Not Harm Humans, Wildlife (4)
Warming, Acidification Not Harming Oceanic Biosphere (15)
Decreases In Extreme, Unstable Weather With Warming (3)
Urban Heat Island: Raising Surface Temperatures Artificially (5)
No Increasing Trends In Intense Hurricanes (3)
No Increasing Trends In Drought/Flood Frequency, Severity (3)
Natural CO2, Methane Sources Out-Emit Human Source (4)
Miscellaneous (7)

Part 3. Natural Climate Change Observation, Reconstruction

Lack Of Anthropogenic/CO2 Signal In Sea Level Rise (33)
No Net Warming During 20th (21st) Century (10)
A Warmer Past: Non-Hockey Stick Reconstructions (54)
Abrupt, Degrees-Per-Decade Natural Global Warming (7)
A Model-Defying Cryosphere, Polar Ice (30)
Recent Cooling In The North Atlantic (7)

90 responses to “400 Scientific Papers Published In 2017 Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarm”

  1. tom0mason

    Kenneth I believe you are under-selling the papers’ worth when you say —
    “During the first 10 months of 2017, 400 scientific papers have been published that cast doubt on the position that anthropogenic CO2 emissions function as the climate’s fundamental control knob…”
    The majority of these papers highlight the failures, falsehoods, inaccuracies, and scientific nonsense that is fundamental underpinnings of the whole global warming scare. In the main they show that the UN-IPCC position is untenable, and gives good scientific reasons (as if any where needed) why it should be completely abandoned.

  2. CraigAustin

    Environmentalists care nothing about controlling the weather, they want to control the population. They will eliminate poverty by eliminating the impoverished. The very things that have doubled our lifespans in just a few generations are the things under attack.

    1. Richard111

      Well said Craig. I note more third world counties are suffering food shortages. When the coming cold really sets in it will be catastrophic.
      Problem is the not so impoverished countries will turn to arms which could escalate rapidly into a world war.

      1. tom0mason

        Apart from divisive politics, much of the problems with food in the third world is food waste before it get to market, usually because of inadequate transportation/communication systems, and poor storage facilities.
        These are easily fixable when compared to the mad politics that often operates in some countries where food shortages and starvation occurs.

  3. Bitter&twisted

    Seb? Seb!

    1. SebastianH

      Here, here …

      1. Akatsukami

        There, there!

        1. ClimateOtter

          Where, where?

          1. yonason

            Nowhere, as usual.

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  10. Stig Helmer

    So many of these papers are not concluding anything you wish them to say. Your strawman is not impressive in the least.

    1. yonason

      OK, Stig, no more schnapps for you.

      STRAWMAN – “a weak or imaginary argument or opponent that is set up to be easily defeated”

    2. sunsettommy

      Well Stig, you should be able to make your case easily then.

  11. Kent

    Stig, the days of making statements like that are now effectively over. No longer will the world be led b those that do not read the science. One now must READ the papers and have a clue about what is discussed within them. Humpty is falling down…..read all about it.

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  13. Wayne McMichael

    Lots of unstable control freaks are going to need a lot of counseling over dealing with their cognitive dissonance:)

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  17. Michael Davison

    The one absolutely essential point the warmists are not able to provide is an independantly peer reviewed paper showing a link of CO2 causing global temperature increases or climatic problems. They can not because it does not.

    1. tom0mason

      @Michael Davison
      Just like that tropical hot spot nothing has appeared, just assertions, conjecture, and some imaginative guesswork.

      But watch out, maybe “the seas will boil” Hansen still has some conjuring tricks to amuse his fawning crowd with.

      🙂

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  19. sunsettommy

    Kenneth Richard,

    Nick Stokes and Really Skeptical, are attacking your post content at Watts Up With That?

    “So far this year, 400 scientific papers debunk climate change alarm
    Anthony Watts / 6 hours ago October 25, 2017

    400 Scientific Papers Published In 2017 Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarm

    by Kenneth Richard, No Tricks Zone

    During the first 10 months of 2017, 400 scientific papers have been published that cast doubt on the position that anthropogenic CO2 emissions function as the climate’s fundamental control knob…or that otherwise question the efficacy of climate models or the related “consensus” positions commonly endorsed by policymakers and mainstream media.

    These 400 new papers support the position that there are significant limitations and uncertainties inherent in our understanding of climate and climate changes. Climate science is not settled.”

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/10/25/so-far-this-year-400-scientific-papers-debunk-climate-change-alarm/

    Suggest you take a look there.

    1. yonason

      @ sunsettommy 26. October 2017 at 12:52 AM

      While I sometimes still refer to material posted at WUWT, I try to do so judiciously, and only if I can’t find it elsewhere. They have “issues,” IMO. I’ll leave it at that.

      Meanwhile, I’ll trundle on over to that link you provided, and maybe comment on it later, if I have anything to add to Kenneth’s thorough treatment of the matter.

    2. yonason

      OK, I see. It wasn’t WUWT that was critical. The ones you are referring to were in the peanut gallery (comments section). I just read a couple of their comments, and (yawn) nothing more than the usual SebH-style assaults, …nothing substantive. Maybe further down, but I have better things to do with my time.

  20. William Haas

    There is no scientific consensus regarding the AGW conjecture. Scientists never registered and voted on the issue. Even if there were it would be meaningless because science is not a democracy, The laws of science are not some sort of legislation. Scientific theories are not validated through a voting process.

    It does not matter how many papers are for or against the AGW conjecture. It is more a matter of what is in the papers that really matters.

    The AGW conjecture depends upon the existance of a radiant greenhouse effect caused by trace gases in the Earth’s atmosphere with LWIR absorption bands. A real greenhouse does not stay warm because of a radiant greenhouse effect caused by heat trapping gases with LWIR absorption bands. A real greenhouse stays warm because the glass limits cooling by convection. There is no raadiant greenhouse effect that keeps a greenhouse warm. It is entirely a convective greenhouse effect. So too on Earth. The warming effect of the atmosphere is caused by a convective greenhouse provided for by the heat capacity of the atmosphere, the depth of the troposphere and gravity. As derived from first principals, the Earth’s convective greenhouse keeps the surface of the Earth 33 degrees C warmer than if there were no convective greenhouse effect. 33 degrees C is the amount derived from first princpals and 33 degrees C is heat has been measured. Additional warming caused by a radiant greenhouse effect has not been observed. The rediant greenhouse effect has not been observed anywhere in the solar system. The radiant greenhouse effect is science fiction, hence the AGW conjecture is science fiction. The AGW conjecture is based on only partial science and cannot be defended.

    1. Hans Schreuder

      Exactly right William, thank you. See my post further down.

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  26. Hans Schreuder

    If you need more direct evidence of the non-role of atmospheric carbon dioxide in driving climate change, just look at the data:
    http://tech-know-group.com/papers/Role_of_CO2-EaE.pdf and then read this paper: http://tech-know-group.com/papers/Role_of_GHE-EaE.pdf
    If yet more info is needed to totally destroy climate alarm, read these two essays:
    http://tech-know-group.com/essays/SURFRAD_Data_Falsifies_GHE.pdf and http://tech-know-group.com/essays/Carbon_pollution.pdf

    1. yonason

      Hans, you may enjoy reading this, if you aren’t already aware of his material.
      https://objectivistindividualist.blogspot.com/2017/10/thermal-radiation-basics-and-their.html

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  35. Scott M

    Therefore to keep the 97% concensus there must have been 12,933 papers in 2017 saying that Global Warming is real without a doubt…

    1. yonason

      AND…

      1. Humans are the primary cause, and…
      2. It’s going to be catastrophic.

      mustn’t lower the bar for them.

    2. tom0mason

      Only religions are without a doubt.

  36. yonason

    @Delingpole 26. October 2017 at 7:06 PM

    “…if the cat or dog need medical attention I tend to take them to the vet’s rather than attempt surgery on them myself.” – Delingple

    Now where’s the fun in that?!

    Go there. Break the rules! If you’re lucky, and a neighbor reports you, you might get to find out how the UK correctional system works, from the inside. Or at least discover the joys of community service – perhaps assigned to assist on a PETA picket line, or lab invasion. Think of it. You could really be missing out here.

    1. SebastianH

      From that ridiculous website:

      Richard – bless his cotton socks – had taken upon himself the achingly tedious task of wading through these 400 science papers, assessing their skeptical position on “climate change”, and then highlighting the key passages that supported his argument.

      That must read “what he thinks supported his argument and ignoring everything else that those authors write”. Those lists are easily picked apart when you invest the time to actually read and understand those papers.

      1. yonason

        SebH never fails to fail to construct a valid argument. His “proof” that the article he doesn’t like is wrong, is that it is, according to him, from a “ridiculous website.” Never mind that one of his favorite sources is the “skeptical science” website, the writers of which are the source of the utterly debunked 97% consensus.
        http://climatechangedispatch.com/97-articles-refuting-the-97-consensus/

        Nope, not proof needed. SebH said it, so it must be so. /s/

        And if that’s not enough “proof” that the website he doesn’t like is “ridiculous,” he highlights a few of his own random ramblings and then accuses the author of not investing “the time to actually read and understand those papers.”

        Wherever did he learn to argue so powerfully?! /s/

        You will, however, look in vain for any indication that SebH has read or understood those papers himself, since he brings not an iota of proof from any of them that they were misunderstood.

        As usual, SebH mocks others based on his personal biases, with not a shred of evidence to support himself. Fact free assertion is the basis of all his nonsensical blathering, as we can see by this example from the recent past.
        http://notrickszone.com/2017/09/25/another-new-paper-dismantles-the-co2-greenhouse-effect-thought-experiment/comment-page-1/#comment-1231250

        Will he go away in shame? Will he try to improve? Or will he just remain the same old annoying pest we’ve grown so accustomed to? Though I hope for one of the first two, my money is on the latter.

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  47. looneytoonsindville

    It is my understanding that the PRIMARY FACTORS influencing earth’s climate are the following:

    1. Insolation (heating from the sun)
    2. Ocean currents
    3. Volcanism

    The contribution of man-produced CO2, if any, pales in comparison to these three. Climate change is a FACT. It has been going on since the formation of our planet. Man-made global warming is a HOAX perpetrated by globalists seeking to reap monetary rewards and change our governments from nationalist to globalist. The globalists should all be sent to the gulag!

  48. Bob

    Good luck thinking your going to control the climate of the entire planet.

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