Climate Dialogue 2018-02-05T10:12:29+00:00

Climate Dialogue Archive announcement

From November 2012 till February 2015, Climate Dialogue offered a platform for discussions between mainstream and sceptic climate scientists about important climate topics.

The Climate Dialogue website was “frozen” after the publication of the end-report in February 25th and the content has not been changed in any way since, in accordance with the wishes of KNMI and PBL who were responsible for the site during the discussions.

On February 1st 2018, Stichting Milieu, Wetenschap & Beleid (Environment, Science & Policy Foundation) has agreed to facilitate the ClimateDialogue.org archive on its site. As far as technically possible, the original site has been transfered to the new platform unchanged, enabling a secure maintenance of the site for an indefinite period.

I hope you will appreciate the many valuable insights that have been preserved in this archive.

Theo Wolters,
Chairman of Stichting Milieu, Wetenschap & Beleid

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1510, 2014

What will happen during a new Maunder Minimum?

By | 15 oktober 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |30 Comments

UPDATE: The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment stopped financing Climate Dialogue, at which point both PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) stopped their involvement in this project. The blog ClimateDialogue will remain online until 1 January 2016 and Marcel Crok will take on the responsibility for its continuation. Neither [...]

1205, 2014

Climate Sensitivity and Transient Climate Response

By | 12 mei 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |103 Comments

[Update 9 December 2014] Summaries online The summaries of the Climate Dialogue on Climate Sensitivity and Transient Climate response are now online (see links below). We have made two versions: an extended and a shorter version. Both versions can be downloaded as pdf documents: Summary of the climate dialogue on climate sensitivity Extended summary of [...]

1607, 2013

The (missing) tropical hot spot

By | 16 juli 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |68 Comments

[Update 31 October 2014] Summaries online The summaries of the Climate Dialogue discussion on the (missing) tropical hot spot are now online (see links below). We have made two versions: an extended and a shorter version. Both versions can be downloaded as pdf documents: Summary of the climate dialogue on the (missing) tropical hot spot [...]

1405, 2013

Are regional models ready for prime time?

By | 14 mei 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , |52 Comments

[Update 15 April 2015] Summaries online The summaries of the Climate Dialogue on Regional Modelling are now online (see links below). We have made two versions: an extended and a shorter version. Both versions can be downloaded as pdf documents: Summary of the Climate Dialogue on Regional Modelling Extended summary of the Climate Dialogue on [...]

2904, 2013

Long-term persistence and trend significance

By | 29 april 2013|Tags: , , , , |140 Comments

Update 28 April 2014: Climate Dialogue summaries now online The summary of the second Climate Dialogue discussion on long-term persistence is now online (see below). We have made two versions: a short and an extended version. We apologize for the delay in publishing the summary. Both versions can also be downloaded as pdf documents: Summary [...]

1311, 2012

Melting of the Arctic sea ice

By | 13 november 2012|287 Comments

Update 25 February 2013: Climate Dialogue summary now online The summary of the first Climate Dialogue discussion on the melting of the Arctic sea ice is now online (see below). We have made two versions: a short and an extended version. The discussion between the experts is now officially closed. The public comments remain open. [...]

Organization


UPDATE: The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment stopped financing Climate Dialogue, at which point both PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) stopped their involvement in this project. The blog ClimateDialogue will remain online until 1 January 2016 and Marcel Crok will take on the responsibility for its continuation. Neither PBL nor KNMI will be responsible for any text written after 1 January 2015.


The project organization consists of an editorial staff, an advisory board, and a supervisory board. The editorial staff is concerned with the day-to-day operation of researching topics, finding participants for the discussion, moderating the discussions between the experts, and writing summaries of the discussions held. The main task of the advisory board is to guard the neutrality of the platform and to advise the editorial staff about its activities in particulair in writing the summaries. The supervisory contains representatives from the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI). The board operates on the background. Their main task is to approve the introductions and summaries before publication on the website.

Editorial staff : Editor in Chief is Marcel Crok, an investigative science writer who published a critical book (in Dutch) about the climate debate and expert reviewer of the fifth assessment report. The second member of the editorial staff is Bart Strengers. He is a climate policy analyst and modeler in the IMAGE-project at PBL and has for many years been involved in the discussion with climate skeptics.

Advisory board : Herman Russchenberg is chairman of the advisory board. He is Professor at the Delft Technical Unisversity (TUD), the Netherlands. He works in the department of geoscience and remote sensing of the faculty of civil engineering and geosciences.

The other two members of the advisory board are:
Theo Wolters is the owner of an engineering company. He has a longtime interest in both climate and energy issues and he was the one who came up with the idea and the format for the Climate Dialogue platform back in 2010.

Guido van der Werf, senior researcher at the VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences. His fields of interest are the interaction of the global carbon cycle and the climate system, with special focus on deforestation and forest fires.

Supervisory board : This board includes project leader Willem Ligtvoet who also represents PBL and Wilco Hazeleger who represents KNMI. Willem Ligtvoet is Deputy sector head and Senior Policy Researcher Water and Climate at PBL. Wilco Hazeleger leads the Global Climate Division of KNMI and he has a chair in Climate Dynamics at Wageningen University.

Project supervisor : Willem Ligtvoet is project supervisor and has the final responsibility for the whole project, both financially and substantive, the latter responsibility being shared with Wilco Hazeleger. Bart Strengers supports Willem Ligtvoet as executive project leader.

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