Climate Curious

My work on climate change

My name is David Siegel. I wrote my first book on climate change in 1991. Among other things, I write about science, climate, and energy policy. I am not paid by any outside groups to do this. More than 500,000 people have seen my work. This page contains instructional material on the climate debate. I also have a daily news page at www.climatecurious.blog.

New! An open letter to Tristan Harris on saving the world.

New! An important essay: Ninety Nine Percent of all Conversations about Climate are Wrong

The main work is this one-hour video presenting climate data:

Essays

Ninety Nine Percent of all Conversations about Climate are Wrong — if you know what ECS is, read this.
Climate Curious — this is the one that started everything. 285k views so far.
A Tribute to Hans Rosling — A Medium.com piece breaking down the temperature record.
Global Warming for Dummies — this is a good document to start with if people would rather read. It has plenty of embedded videos.
Recent Scientific Work on Climate Change — technical papers, most of whom could not get published by major journals.
Watts Available, an excellent “do the math” summary by Willis Eschenbach
Climate Change: Is it Real and Important? — A response defending me from a misguided rebuttal to the first essay, written by some global-warming enthusiasts.
The work of Andy May, a retired petrophysicist — several very important essays and books on politics, data, and misdirection.
The Rational Climate eBook, by Patrice Poyet — everything in one place.
An Open Letter to the Heartland Institute — Why I think they are making things worse, not better.

Video Playlists

Individual Chapters from the Big Video — for people doing research, the chapters are available separately. They are a bit less edited than in the big video.
Tony Heller
Renewables
Sea Level Rise
Climate Change — General
Climate models
Nuclear Power
All about Polar Bears

Select Videos

From Tony Heller, we can see the raw thermometer data from all 1,200 stations in the Historical Climate Network:

Note: stations that have become urbanized will show a gradual warming trend as a result of encroaching civilization. What trends do you see in this data?

The following animation of earth for the past 4.5 billion years is worth watching. Note the correlation between temperature and CO2:

Select Peer-Reviewed Papers

Natural climate variability, part 2: Interpretation of the post 2000 temperature standstill — International Journal of Heat and Technology

Examination of space-based bulk atmospheric temperatures used in climate research, Roy Spencer, International Journal of Remote Sensing — Shows that 3 of 4 satellite data sets show spurrious warming.

Analysis of the impacts of station exposure on the U.S. Historical Climatology Network temperatures and temperature trends, Watts et al, Journal of Geophysical Research

Pervasive Warming Bias in CMIP6 Tropospheric Layers, by John Christy and Ross McKittrick, Earth and Space Science.

A case against precipitous climate action, by Richard Lindzen, Energy and Environment

Climate physics, feedbacks, and reductionism (and when does reductionism go too far?), by Richard Lindzen, European Physics Journal

Important Articles

Peer Review: Why Skepticism is Essential, by Donna Laframboise

Roy Spencer on the uncertainty of clouds (technical)

The US Climate in 2019 — a careful look at the data by Paul Homewood

Data audit of the Hadley Climate Centre dataset — a list of errors and omissions

Past temperature records in Iceland — no acceleration in 200 years

Ross McKitrick on temperature records and A Critical Review of Global Surface Temperature Data Products.

Books

Unsettled, by Steven Koonin
Politics and Climate Change: A History, by Andy May
False Alarm, by Bjorn Lomborg
Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom, by Dr Patrick Moore
Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism hurts Hurts Us All, by Michael Shellenberger
The Weaponization of Weather in The Phony Climate War, by Joe Bastardi
Landscapes and Cycles, by Jim Steele
The Mythology of Global Warming, by Bruce Bunker
The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert, by Donna Laframboise
Into the Dustbin: Rajendra Pachauri, the Climate Report & the Nobel Peace Prize, by Donna Laframboise
The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the Worlds Top Climate Scientists, by Roy Spencer
The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell You About Global Warming, by Roger Pielke JR
The Inconvenient Skeptic: The Comprehensive Guide to the Earth’s Climate, by John Kehr

My nonprofit is the Giordano Bruno Institute. If you can help me raise money for it and get it started, please get in touch.

David Siegel is a serial entrepreneur in Washington, DC. He is the founder of the Pillar Project and is raising money for a new post-Covid company. He is the author of The Token Handbook, Open Stanford, The Culture Deck, Climate Curious, SkiBetterFaster, and The Nine Act Structure. His full body of work is at dsiegel.com.

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