Author Archives: Zeke Hausfather

About Zeke Hausfather

Zeke Hausfather, a data scientist with extensive experience with clean technology interests in Silicon Valley, is currently a Senior Researcher with Berkeley Earth. He is a regular contributor to The Yale Forum (E-mail: zeke@yaleclimatemediaforum.org, Twitter: @hausfath).
Common Climate Misconceptions

CO2 as a Feedback and Forcing in the Climate System

A fundamental misconception about the role that carbon dioxide plays in glacial transitions has helped fuel the argument that the lag time between temperature and CO2 in the paleoclimate record casts doubt on carbon dioxide as an important greenhouse gas.

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Independent Audit Supports Official U.S. Surface Temperature Record

Measuring the temperature of an entire country is no easy undertaking. Numerous factors such as the heat island effect of urban areas and poor quality measuring sites mean that any aggregate temperature calculation must adjust for potential biases. A recent [...]

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Common Climate Misconceptions

Why a ‘Gulf Stream’ Shut Down and a New European Ice Age are Unlikely

Some in the news media may be overplaying the extent of the risk that Northern Europe might soon plunge into a new Ice Age. They risk going beyond where the best science can now take them. “Britain could be heading [...]

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Upcoming Critique of Oreskes Findings on ‘Consensus’ Unlikely to Prove Convincing

The climate change blog world has been abuzz about a pending study said by some to challenge a widely-cited 2004 analysis suggesting a strong scientific “consensus” on anthropogenic climate change. But whether and where the much-ballyhooed analysis sees the light [...]

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Tamino’s ‘Open Mind’

“Saying something brilliant simply.” The phrase comes from former WNET-TV/Nature documentary film producer and writer Gianna Savoie, now a freelance documentary producer. It’s a rare gift to express complex scientific concepts in simple terms. Perhaps more than any other prominent [...]

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