CEQLS Lecture | Patrick Michaels: Lukewarming The New Climate Science that Changes Everything [22.06.2016,
Conservative Institute of M. R. Štefánik
organized on June 20, 2016 in Bratislava another lecture within the
Conservative Economic Quarterly Lecture Series /CEQLS/:
The New Climate Science that Changes Everything
Lecture given by: Patrick Michaels
Director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute (USA)
Peter Gonda, the Conservative Institute Director
"While humanity has clearly raised the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide, and while surface temperatures are clearly warmer than they were around 1900, It is increasingly clear that the “sensitivity” of lower atmospheric temperature to enhanced carbon dioxide has been grossly overestimated in the general circulation climate models that are used as the basis for global warming policies. Here I will demonstrate that a more accurate description of recent climate history should be “global lukewarming” rather than “global warming”, and the lukewarm, unenforceable Paris climate accord is—in its own odd way—perhaps accidentally appropriate in many ways."
Patrick Michaels: CEQLS Lecture for the Conservative Institute, Bratislava, June 20, 2016
Patrick Michaels: Presentation for the CEQLS Lecture for the Conservative Institute, Bratislava, June 20, 2016
His writing has been published in the major scientific journals, including Climate Research, Climatic Change, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Climate, Nature and Science. He is the author or editor of six books on climate and its impact, and he was an author of the climate “paper of the year” awarded by the Association of American Geographers in 2004. He has appeared on most of the worldwide major media.
Michaels holds AB and SM degrees in biological sciences and plant ecology from the University of Chicago, and he received a PhD in ecological climatology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1979.