Monthly Archives: December 2013

Science communication

I came across this video today and thought I would post it here. It’s Carl Sagan talking to Charlie Rose about science, the public and policy makers. Carl Sagan was, arguably, one of the best science communicators of the last … Continue reading

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Farewell

Today, possibly the only true statesman of my generation was laid to rest. In honour of that I thought I would post the video below that I’m unashamedly stealing from Eli Rabett. The song is by Johnny Clegg (and – … Continue reading

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95% and things

I notice that the deadline for the submission to the UK government’s IPCC inquiry has passed. I didn’t submit anything; partly because I just forgot, and partly because I’m still just an anonymous blogger and doing so would seem to … Continue reading

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Disillusioned, Moi?

I’ve been pondering something which was motivated by a recent – rather unsuccessful – exchange I had with someone. I won’t say who it was as I have no desire to ever encounter them again. I would also prefer that … Continue reading

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A new observational constraint on the ECS

I wanted to just quickly write a post about something Dana highlighted in his recent Guardian article, global warming is unpaused and stuck on fast-forward. The article discusses the recent paper by Trenberth & Fasullo (2013) that considers whether we … Continue reading

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Communicating Uncertainty

Tamsin Edwards, who writes the All Models Are Wrong blog, has a new post called Nine Lessons and Carols in Communicating Climate Uncertainty, which Judith Curry also highlights in a recent post. The nine lesson that Tamsin summarises are People … Continue reading

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Over-reaction?

There was a fun press release from the University of Bristol about using a Global Circulation Model (GCM) to study the climate of Tolkien’s Middle Earth. A number of people on Twitter (Richard Betts, Gavin Schmidt, Doug MacNeall) seemed to … Continue reading

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And then there’s the energy imbalance

There are a few things I have been considering writing about, but since I’ve renamed the blog to be more explicitly physics orientated, I thought the first should at least reflect that change. There’s a recent paper by James Hansen … Continue reading

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And then there’s physics

So, this is the first post on the new blog.  We’ll see how this goes.  I’m still in the process of updating everything, so if anyone notices anything wrong, let me know. Also, feel free to let me know if … Continue reading

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Known?

According to Anthony’s Blog spawn page, he now knows who I am and is considering whether to release or not. He also adds, see about page, which links to my about page. I’m not quite sure why he’s said that. … Continue reading

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