Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Greenhouse Effect

I’ve been having an interesting discussion with The Hockey Schtick and with Ronan Connolly on the new Gobal Warming Solved site (Archived here). What’s remarkable is the level of agreement. We agree that the atmosphere absorbs and emits radiation (mainly … Continue reading

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Pause for thought?

There’s a cleverly worded commentary in Nature Climate Change by Ed Hawkins, Tamsin Edwards, and Doug McNeall called Pause for thought. The article starts with The recent slowdown (or ‘pause’) in global surface temperature rise is a hot topic for … Continue reading

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The lapse rate

I’ve just encountered a new global warming site called Global warming solved (archived). The site appears to be run by a family who also owns a journal called The Open Peer-Reviewed Journal, the first 8 papers in which are all … Continue reading

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FFS Roger, it’s an analogy

Roger Pielke Sr. has a guest post on Watts Up With That (WUWT) called a comment on Kevin Trenberth’s interview on February 17 2014 – an example of misrepresenting climate science. He’s referring to an interview in which the interviewees … Continue reading

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Energy budget constraints

To follow up on my post about Understanding Lewis (2013), I thought I might highlight a recent paper called The dependence of transient climate sensitivity and radiative feedbacks on the spatial pattern of ocean heat uptake, by Rose et al. … Continue reading

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Adaptation, mitigation, or both?

I’ve been trying (and maybe failing) to mainly discuss science, and to not delve too much into the specifics of climate policy. However, I have found it interesting that the rhetoric associated with climate policy appears to be changing somewhat. … Continue reading

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Aerosols

I had been intending to write a post about aerosols, given what’s been said about them recently. In particular, Nic Lewis at the Parliamentary Select Committee said a couple of things that I wanted to check. Essentially he was arguing … Continue reading

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