Monthly Archives: November 2013

A lower climate sensitivity from Ring et al.

I was wondering if anyone had any particular insights into the Ring et al. (2012) paper Causes of the Global Warming Observed since the 19th Century? The study use a simple climate model (SCM) to model the change in global … Continue reading

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Nigel Lawson and the Royal Society

Apparently Nigel Lawson, Chairman of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, met with members of the Royal Society to discuss climate science and climate policy. Nigel Lawson has reported on aspects of the meeting in a Spectator article and is implying … Continue reading

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Empirical models and decadal forecasts

I noticed Anthony Watts and Judith Curry getting quite excited by a new paper from Emma Suckling and Leonard Smith called An Evaluation of Decadal Probability Forecasts from State-of-the-Art Climate Models. The paper was basically a comparison of an ensemble … Continue reading

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Myles Allen’s proposal to bury the carbon problem

A guest post by Rachel ———————————— Because Wotts is very busy at the moment and because I’m quite keen for a post about Myles Allen’s proposal to bury carbon and because Wotts, I think, has quite different views to me … Continue reading

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IPCC WG1 video release

Reiner Grundmann has posted, on Die Klimazwiebel, a video from the IPCC that summarises the Working Group 1 report. I watched it and thought it was alright. Seemed to do a pretty good job of presenting the scientific evidence. Reiner … Continue reading

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Watt about the CO2 residence time?

Watts Up With That (WUWT) has a recent post by Christopher Monckton called On CO2 residence times – the chicken or the egg. Ths post discusses the bombtest curve shown in the figure below. This curve shows the decay of … Continue reading

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Watt about the AMS?

There’s a recent post on Watts Up With That (WUWT) called the 97% consensus myth busted by a real survey. It discusses a recent paper that reports on Meteorologists’ views about global warming. The survey was of all American Meteorologial … Continue reading

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Statistically derived human influences

I came across a paper today that I thought I might highlight here. It’s in Nature Geosciences, the authors are Francisco Estrada, Pierre Perron & Benjamin Martinez-Lopez, and the paper is called Statistically derived contributions of diverse human influences to … Continue reading

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Doh!

Bjorn Lomborg has a new article in The Times called At last, a Plan B to stop global warming. It’s paywalled, so I read it here. What Bjorn suggests is not only brilliant, but it’s so simple that it’s a … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley on Optimism

Like Sou, I too watched the video of Matt Ridley in Oz. My first thought was fairly similar to the first comment, from Chandra, on Bishop Hill’s post about the video I imagine readers already know and adore Ridley’s line … Continue reading

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