Recent Scientific Work on Climate

David Siegel
Dec 19, 2019 · 5 min read

It takes more time to look at the evidence and read papers, but you’ll get better information that way.

In this piece, I’m going to summarize some of the more recent work by scientists and statisticians on climate. It’s important to understand that …

If you’re interested in the science, here are a handful of good starting points listed by author.

David Siegel

Roy Spencer

John Christy

Kevin Dick, a statistician with training in econometrics:

Connolly and Connolly

Tony Heller:

Ross McKitrick

Other Authors

Causes and Consequences of the Climate Science Boom, a good follow-the-money-trail paper by Butos and McQuade.

Sea Level and Climate Change, by Judith Curry

CO2 Emissions by volcanoes and sea vents vastly higher than previously estimated — a calculation that inactive thermal vents and volcanoes could be emitting much more CO2 than previously thought. This would not impact the environment but could impact the anthropogenic calculus.

Natural climate variability, part 2: Interpretation of the post 2000 temperature standstill, by Scarfetta et al.

A good explanation of coral bleaching, and why it’s not about warmer ocean temperatures, by Jim Steele

170 Years of Earth Surface Temperature Data Show No Evidence of Significant Warming, by Thomas Bjorklund

The Extraordinary Resilience of Great Barrier Reef Corals, and Problems with Policy Science, by Peter Ridd

Oscillations of the baseline of solar magnetic field and solar irradiance on a millennial timescale — published in Nature, confirms beliefs about solar fluctuations that have a strong influence on earth temperatures.

Temperature predictions are not predictive of impact on humans — Oren Cass.

Marohasey and Abott on confirmation of the worldwide Medieval Warm Period using neural networks to analyze the text of six data sets.

Is the US Surface Temperature Record Unreliable?, by Anthony Watts

The Polar Bear Catastrophe that Never Happened, by Susan Crockford

If you know of other scientific studies and articles, please add them in the comments! If you want to learn more about climate and business, please connect.

If you are interested in all this, you may be interested to learn about the Giordano Bruno Institute.

David Siegel is a serial entrepreneur in Washington, DC. He is the founder of the Pillar Project and 2030. He is the author of The Token Handbook, Open Stanford, The Culture Deck, Global Warming for Dummies, Climate Curious, and The Nine Act Structure. He gives speeches to audiences around the world — see his speaker page if you would like him to speak at your next event. His full body of work is at

David Siegel

Written by

Provocateur, professional heretic, slayer of myths, speaker of truthiness to powerfulness, and defender of the Oxford comma.

More From Medium

More from David Siegel

More from David Siegel

Related reads

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade