Monthly Archives: November 2013

What will they think?

I often wonder what people, in the future, will make of the overall coverage of global warming and climate change today. We’ve just released the first chapters of the IPCC’s Assessment Report 5, written by 100s of climate scientists. It … Continue reading

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Salby comment 1

Murry Salby has now completed his tour of Britain and there have been a few posts discussing his presentations. Some positive, others not. I’ll be quite honest and say that I think Salby’s ideas are scientifically incorrect and that it’s … Continue reading

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Global warming underestimated

Given that Rachel has published three posts today, I feel that it would be okay to reblog one of them. The video in this post is very interesting and suggests that the supposed “hiatus” (which refers to surface warming only) … Continue reading

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No trend?

I ended up in a brief Twitter exchange yesterday with Roger Pielke Jr. He had responded to a tweet from Jeffrey D. Sachs with the following Wrong @JeffDSachs Attached figure from paper you (mis)cite for WNP basin (where Haiyan hit) … Continue reading

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Watt about Spencer and Braswell?

There’s a new post on Watts Up With That (WUWT) called New study – climate system is only about half as sensitive to increasing CO2 as previously believed. It refers to a new paper by Roy Spencer and William Braswell … Continue reading

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Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan, that hit the Philippines a few days ago, seems to have been a truly devastating event. Maybe as many as 10000 dead and more than a million needing aid and support. I will even give a hat-tip to … Continue reading

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Value-free science?

Reiner Grundmann has a new post on Die Klimazwiebel discussing whether or not philosophy can enlighten climate science. Reiner also has an earlier post about the same topic. As far as I can tell, the basic argument seems to be … Continue reading

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xkcd – physicists

This cartoon, brought to my attention by John Havery Samuel, seems quite apt given what I sometimes try to do. Also, a little self-mockery is always a good thing.

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No, David Stockwell, it’s not the Sun

A few days ago I posted a video that, in less than 4 minutes, rebutted 10 common climate myths. The most amusing was the emphatic No to the claim that it’s because the Sun is getting hotter. To a certain … Continue reading

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David Rose on Judith Curry’s stadium wave

I notice that David Rose has an article in the Daily Mail that is mainly about Government ministers and eco-zealots, but that also includes a discussion of Judith Curry’s recent Stadium Wave paper. I haven’t read the paper in great … Continue reading

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