The Visual Math Institute
Global Climate Change Modeling and Simulation

The case against the climate catastrophe prediction
by Ralph Abraham

As part of our review of the Daisy World models of James Lovelock and co-workers, we collect here some remarks on the limitations of the predictive value of mathematical models and computer simulation.

Many thanks to Marvin Greenberg for these links.

  • Bjorn Lomborg, Wall Street Journal, November 7, 2006.
    Critique of UN Climate Panel report, Nicholas Stern's review, and the UK government
  • Mario Lewis, CEI, March 16, 2007
    Critique of Al Gore's movie
  • Freeman Dyson, TCS Daily, April 10, 2007.
    Critique of climate models
  • The case against Al Gore, The New Party, 2007.
    Nine inaccuracies
  • Freeman Dyson, The Edge, August 9, 2007
    More climate heresies
  • London Telegraph, September 9, 2007
    John Coleman calls global warming a scam
  • John Christy, IPCC, Wall Street Journal, November 1, 2007
    A skeptic within the IPCC
  • US Senate Report,Debunks Consensus, December 20, 2007.
    400 scientists disagree with the IPCC
  • Alexander Cockburn, The Nation, June 27, 2007.
    Oops, this page has vanished
  • David Whitehouse, UK Met Office, January 3, 2008
    Critique of the UK Met Office report
  • G. V. Chilingar, L. F. Khilyuk, O. G. Sorokhtin
    Cooling of Atmosphere Due to CO2 Emission
    Energy Sources/A, January 2008 (requires subscription)
  • Phi Brennan, NewsMax, February 19, 2008
    Suddenly the ice has returned
  • Daily Tech, March 6, 2008
    Zagoni says the greenhouse equations are totally wrong (Ferenc Miskolczi has corrected the error)
  • Christopher Booker, London Telegraph, March 9, 2008
    Climate is now cooling
  • Charles Clover, London Telegraph, April 30, 2008
    Warming will stop until 2015
  • Steven Goddard
    Warmer or Cooler? Report on a new model from the Leibniz Institute of Marine Science
    NASA (warmer) vs three others (cooler since 1998)
  • Marc Sheppard, American Thinker, May 15, 2008
    Report on the 2008 conference of climate skeptics
  • Michael Asher
    Science Blog, Daily Tech, July 16, 2008
    IPCC taken to task by Lord Monkton
  • Anastasios Tsonis, Univ, of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, March 15, 2009
    Chaos theory supports a cooling regime since 2001
  • Marc Sheppard, American Thinker, March 15, 2009
    Oregon Petition against the IPCC, signed by 31,00 scientists
    "...over 800 scientists, economists, and policy makers arrived in New York City last Sunday to attend the Heartland Institute’s 2nd Annual International Conference on Climate Change."
    Concensus: there is NO CRISIS
  • Paul Sheehan, The Sydney Morning Herald, April 13 2009
    Book review of the about-to-appear Heaven and Earth by Ian Plimer
    NB: This book, now available, obsoletes most of the references above
  • James Dellingpole, The Spectator, July 8, 2009
    Interview with Professor Plimer
  • And many thanks to Bruce Stewart for these links. Others:
    Revised 01 August 2009 by Ralph