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 important essay: Ninety Nine Percent of all Conversations about Climate are Wrong
The main work is this one-hour video presenting climate data:
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.
An Open Letter to the Heartland Institute — Why I think they are making things worse, not better.
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.
How Climate Change Changes Your Brain — LinkedIn short piece describing my experience after publishing the essay.
The work of Andy May, a retired petrophysicist — several very important essays and books on politics, data, and misdirection.
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.
Sea Level Rise
Climate Change — General
All about Polar Bears
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
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
Climate Change: The Facts 2020 (many contributors, edited by Jennifer Marohasy)
False Alarm, by Bjorn Lomborg
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
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.