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Last Update: 09.19.14

09.19.14  Tutorial & Essays  Posted in Essays: Climate Change Revisited  Cal Coast News asked for an
                opinion from me on "Climate Change Revisited".  I am posting that essay here for two reasons:
                1) their reformatting of my submission made it difficult to distinguish direct quotes from my
                comments, the references at the end were not "live" links, and the last five references were omitted
                2) I will respond on this website in a few days to some of the comments following my Cal Coast
                News post in more detail than is appropriate in the Cal Coast News comments section.

09.11.14  Tutorial & Essays  Posted in Essays: Living Sustainably  Peter Schwartz, Cal Poly Physics
                Professor, and Steve Weymann (son of Ray Weymann), offer their views of living sustainably.

09.06.14  Tutorial & Essays  Posted in EssaysPow! Oouff! Take That, Strawman!
                Dr. Weymann's response to an opinion article in the August 20, 2014, edition of Atascadero News,
                critiquing the use of straw man arguments and use of lack of evidence and references in assertions
                of facts.

05.07.14  Misperceptions  No. 5  40 years ago all climate scientists predicted a coming ice age.

03.22.14  Resources  Under section Reports, Booklets and Whitepapers, added new AAAS report
                What We Know.

03.21.14  Resources  Added presentation videos from Ray's Lifelong Learners of the Central Coast series of
                four classes "Dealing with Climate Change" in March 2014.

03.21.14  Home Page  Alerts & Event Notices  Added April 22nd event: Panel Discussion on Our
                Changing Climate
at the Atascadero Community Church.

02.28.14  Resources  Scroll down to section Expert Summaries, then open the link to the web page
                Expert Summaries, then scroll down to the bottom of the National Academy of Sciences section
                for the UPDATE 02/28/14 - added the new report Climate Change: Evidence and Causes .

02.21.14  Home Page  Alerts & Event Notices  Notification of a free 8-week on-line course by the
                University of Chicago starting March 31st, "
Global Warming: The Science of Climate Change".

01.24.14  Home Page  Alerts & Event Notices  Notification of local public 4-week course
               "Dealing With Climate Change" during March 2014.

12.31.13  Misperceptions  No. 4  Volcanoes produce more CO2 than human activities.

11.27.13  Resources  Added Climate Change Task Force links to the Resources for Teachers and Students
                section.

09.12.13  Home Page  Alerts & Event Notices  Public presentation by Dr. Weymann at the SLO County
               Sheriff's Office (Auditorium) on Wednesday, September 25th, 7 PM.

08.04.13  Home Page  Alerts & Event Notices  Climate Change panel discussion at SLO Botanical Garden
               on Saturday, August 10th, 1-3 PM.  Public event.  See SLO Botanical Garden Event Notice.

04.18.13  Home Page  Alerts & Event Notices  Watch "Chasing Ice" on National Geographic Channel on
               April 19th, 20th and 26th.

04.15.13  Home Page  Alerts & Event Notices  Dr. Weymann presentation during Earth Day Celebration
               at Santa Maria's Natural History Museum, April 20th, 11:30 AM.  (also see the next posting)

04.15.13  Home Page  Alerts & Event Notices  New movie "Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science"
               will be released for Earth Day 2013 and available for free on-line viewing on April 22nd

03.07.13  Tutorial & Essays  Posted in Essays Numbers Count and a Challenge for Teachers

03.02.13  Resources  Under Ray's Class & Presentation Slides & Other Materials
               Posted slides from his Lifelong Learners climate classes, final February 23rd class

02.21.13  Resources  Under Videos  Two postings:
                1. Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets
                2.
PETM - Unearthing Ancient Climate Change

02.20.13  Resources  Under Ray's Class & Presentation Slides & Other Materials
               Posted slides from his Lifelong Learners climate classes:  February 2, 9, 16  (23 coming)

02.18.13  Resources  Under Reports, Booklets and Whitepapers  Posted links to two reports:
                1. Our Changing Climate 2012: Vulnerability & Adaptation to the Increasing Risks from
                      Climate Change in California

                2. Warming World: Impacts by Degree

01.28.13  Resources added 2012 National Academy of Sciences information:
                Booklet - Climate Change: Evidence, Impacts and Choices
                Videos
Climate Change: Lines of Evidence

01.14.13  Home Page  Alerts & Events Notices of Dr. Weymann appearing on the Dave Congalton
                KVEC 920 AM radio talk show on January 17th at 4:30 PM
.

01.10.13  Tutorial & Essays  Posted NEW Tutorial Lesson:
                # 10 - Ocean Acidification: A Consequence of a Higher CO2 World

12.29.12  Resources  Under Videos  Posted Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media,
                which provides a series of videos and other information about climate change and communication.

12.29.12  Tutorial & Essays  Posted NEW Tutorial Lesson:
                # 9 - Consequences of a Warming World Part 1: Physical Signs of a Warming World

12.19.12  Tutorial & Essays  Posted updated Tutorial Lesson:
                # 8 - Climate Sensitivity

12.16.12  Tutorial & Essays  Posted updated Tutorial Lesson:
                # 7 - Looking Forward By Looking Backward

12.14.12  Tutorial & Essays  Posted updated Tutorial Lesson's:
                # 4 - Weather, Climate and "Computability"
                # 5 - Is The Earth Currently in Energy Balance?
                # 6 - The Carbon Cycle

12.10.12  Tutorial & Essays  Posted Essay
                "Communicating Climate Science and Story Telling: Five Examples
"
                Dr. Weymann addresses a study of attitudes towards climate change and various approaches to
                climate science communication with five examples illustrating these approaches.

12.08.12  Tutorial & Essays  Posted updated Tutorial Lesson's:
                # 1 - Energy Balance: A Fundamental Law of Nature
                # 2 - "Forcings" and "Feedbacks"
                # 3 - The Greenhouse Effect

11.29.12  Home Page  Alerts & Event Notices for Dr. Weymann's 4-part series of climate change classes:
               Class:  Climate Change: Science, Impacts, Challenges & Solutions
               Dates:  February 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd
               Presentation Period:  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
               Informal Discussion Period: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
               Location:
PG&E's Energy Education Center, 6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo (the frontage
                 road between the two Hwy 101 Avila Beach freeway exits).
               Registration is Required:  Go HERE to register
               Course Fee:  Non-Members $40, LLCC Members $20
               In Association with Lifelong Learners of the Central Coast

11.02.12  Resources  Updated Resources for Teachers and Students to add links to websites designed
               for use by children and students

10.19.12  Resources  Added new section Expert Summaries

04.28.12  Previous Alerts & Events Notices  Moved past notices to this page

03.30.12  Resources  Added new section Resources for Teachers, starting with two links.

02.27.12  Tutorial & Essays  Book Review:  "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars" Michael Mann

02.27.12  Resources / Books  "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars" Michael Mann

02.27.12  Resources / Books  "Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the
               Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming"
Erik M. Conway and
               Naomi Oreskes

02.25.12  Guest Scientists  "Science and Climate Change" by Dr. Robert Williams

02.25.12  Home  ALERT - Public presentation by Dr. Ray Weymann, April 11, 2012
               Human-Induced Climate Change: Scientific Fact or Political Myth?
               6:30 PM, Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly Campus

01.20.12  Home  ALERT - Discovery Channel series "Frozen Planet" beginning March 18, 2012

01.19.12  News  NASA Finds 2011 Ninth Warmest Year on Record

01.05.12  Resources  Dr. Ray Weymann video "Climate Change Basics"

07.02.11  Tutorial & Essays  Tutorial Lesson 8 - Climate Sensitivity

07.02.11  Resources  Favorite Sites section - Added a link to the Climate Science Rapid Response Team

07.01.11  Tutorial & Essays  Revision of Tutorial Lesson 6 - The Carbon Cycle dated 6/27/11

04.18.11  Resources  Under Videos, National Science Foundation's new "EARTH: The Operators' Manual"

03.05.11  Guest Scientists 
"
Impact of the Loss of the Glory Climate Science Satellite"
               by Dr. Bruce Wielicki

02.12.11  Event Notice:  NASA Digital Learning Network webcast The Heat Is On: Global Warming -
               Causes and Consequences Thursday, April 21st
.  For details see the Home Page

02.09.11  Event Notice:  Free public presentation The Most Common Myths About Climate Change by
               Dr. Ray Weymann in Atascadero, Thursday, March 17th.  For details see the Home Page

01.23.11  Event Notice:  Showing of "Climate Refugees" documentary on 1/30/11 at SLO Library

01.14.11  News  Different Records, Same Warming Trend

12.29.10  News  A Positive Outlook for Clouds

12.28.10  News  Secrets Beneath the Ice

12.28.10  Resources  Under Videos, PBS NOVA on-line video Secrets Beneath the Ice.  A wonderful
               program on research carried out on the history and possible future of the huge Antarctic Ice Sheet. 


12
.25.10  News  How Will We Know if 2010 Was the Warmest Year on Record?

12.10.10  News  2010 Meteorological Year Warmest Ever

12.09.10  Resources 
Under Reports, Booklets and Whitepapers posted booklet
               "The Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism", strongly recommended for all readers

11.03.10  News  Rivers Run Dry as Drought Hits Amazon

09.21.10  News 
Climate scientist response to Lord Christopher Monckton's testimony before the U.S.
               Congress May 6, 2010


08.04.10 
News  Posted a note about the delay in website updates, provided information about a new National
               Research Council report
Climate Stabilization Targets: Emissions, Concentrations, and
               Impacts over Decades to Millennia
posted on the Resources page, and a link to a new video
               presentation
Detailed Response by Dr. John Abraham to a speech by Lord Christopher
               Monckton
posted on the Resources page.

05.13.10  Resources / Favorite Sites  Skeptical Science

05.07.10  News  NAS member letter "Climate Change and the Integrity of Science"

04.28.10  Misperceptions  Misperception # 3

04.19.10  News  Fifth U.S. Climate Action Report (Draft)

04.01.10  Tutorial and Essays  Expanded the web page and posted Essay # 1

03.29.10  Misperceptions  Misperception's # 1 and # 2

03.25.10  News  NASA's Grace Satellites See Rapid Spread in Greenland Ice Loss 

03.21.10  Resources / Videos  Oceans of Climate Change

03.19.10  Resources / Favorite Sites  RealClimate

03.18.10  Resources / Reports, Booklets, Whitepapers   "Climate Change for Policymakers and
               Business Leaders
."

03.17.10  Tutorial & Essays  Updated Tutorial Lesson 7 - Looking Forward By Looking Backward

03.17.10  Resources  Added material to the Booklets section and Books sections

03.14.10  Tutorial & Essays  All lessons and essays now provided only as PDF files

03.14.10  Guest Scientists  Created this new page for materials submitted by other scientists

03.14.10  Resources  Moved the Favorite Sites page material to this page

03.14.10  Resources  Created this page replacing the Legislation page and posted the first link to a
               National Academies booklet "Understanding and Responding to Climate Change - Highlights
               of National Academies reports - 2008"
.

03.14.10  Tutorial & Essays  Revision 3 of Tutorial Lesson 2 - "Forcings" and "Feedbacks"

03.12.10  Tutorial & Essays  Tutorial Lesson 7 - Looking Forward By Looking Backward and
               updated of the introductory statement

03.04.10  Tutorial & Essays  Posted an introductory statement

03.01.10  Tutorial & Essays  Tutorial Lesson 6 - The Carbon Cycle

02.26.10  Tutorial & Essays  Tutorial Lesson 5 - Is Earth Currently in Energy Balance?

02.18.10  News  Missing 'Ice Arches' Contributed to 2007 Arctic Ice Loss

02.17.10  Tutorial & Essays  Revision 1 of Tutorial Lesson 4 - Weather, Climate and "Computability"

02.16.10  News  NASA Finds Warmer Ocean Speeding Greenland Glacier Melt 

02.15.10  Tutorial & Essays  Revision 2 of Tutorial Lesson 2 - "Forcings" and "Feedbacks"

02.15.10  Tutorial & Essays  Revision 2 of Tutorial Lesson 1 - Energy Balance: A Fundamental
               Law of Nature

02.15.10  Tutorial & Essays  Tutorial Lesson 3 - The Greenhouse Effect

02.14.10  Tutorial & Essays  Revision 1 of Tutorial Lesson 2 - "Forcings" and "Feedbacks"

02.12.10  Questions and Answers  First Question and Answer

02.09.10  News and Resources / Favorite Sites  NOAA's new Climate Services website

02.03.10  News  Humans Are Warming Earth by Dr. Weymann

02.01.10  Resources / Favorite Sites  Climate Kids

01.27.10  Author  Added a photo of Dr. Weymann

01.22.10  Home  Posted an Event Flyer for Dr. Weymann's February 10th presentation in Atascadero

01.20.10  Home  Notices of Dr. Weymann presentations on January 28th and February 10th

01.15.10  Tutorial & Essays  Tutorial Lesson 4 - Weather, Climate and "Computability"

01.12.10  News  Is Antarctica Melting?

12.15.09  Tutorial & Essays  Revision 1 of Tutorial Lesson 1 - Energy Balance: A Fundamental
               Law of Nature

12.15.09  Tutorial & Essays  Tutorial Lesson 2 - "Forcings" and "Feedbacks"

12.13.09  Posted page's Author and Site Guide

12.12.09  Tutorial & Essays  Tutorial Lesson 1 - Energy Balance: A Fundamental Law of Nature

10.15.09  News  Black Soot and the Survival of Tibetan Glaciers

10.01.09  News  Celebration of Discovery: Earth from Space

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