Monthly Archives: March 2014

Are you alarmed?

I haven’t really had a chance to read the newly released WGII Summary for Policy Makers, but I have had a quick glance and have read some related articles. Eli Rabett has a post, Sou has some reactions, there are … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Global warming, IPCC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 125 Comments

A possible “told you so” moment?

There is increasing evidence to suggest that we may see an extreme El Niño event later this year, which could make 2015 the hottest year on record. Given that surface warming has slowed and we continue to accrue energy, most … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Climate sensitivity, ENSO, Global warming, Judith Curry | Tagged , , , , , | 178 Comments

Climateball(TM)

I’ve been thinking about this post for a few days, but have been uncertain as to whether or not to write it; partly because I wouldn’t mind some peace and quiet, partly because I may not really do it justice, … Continue reading

Posted in Anthony Watts, Climate change, Global warming, Watts Up With That | Tagged , , , , , | 75 Comments

Live from Golgafrincham – Not!

In my previous post I asked about the motives of the new site Live from Golgafrincham. The basic answer is, it’s not what it seems and it is not a genuine site. It is indeed intended to be satire or … Continue reading

Posted in Satire | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

Live From Golgafrincham

Being a fan of Douglas Adams and his Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, I would normally think well of anyone who associates themselves with some aspect of his stories. However, I’m not quite sure what to make of … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Global warming, Satire | Tagged , , , , , | 75 Comments

Energy budget estimates explicitly using feedbacks

This post was partly motivated by Michael Tobis’s recent post in which he rebuts a doom-monger by pointing out that feedbacks can’t really produce some kind of runaway process in the next few decades, and by my uncertainty as to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Climate sensitivity, Global warming, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

What we know

Interesting video interview with Richard Alley – that I had been tempted to write about myself – but, since Rachel’s already done so, I’m going to be lazy and simply reblog her post. I’m also going to close comments on … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Climate sensitivity, Global warming, IPCC, Science | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

A two-box model

In an attempt to learn something about climate modelling, I decided to write a little two-box climate model. I found quite a lot of useful information on Tamino’s blog, Arthur Smith’s blog, Isaac Held’s blog, Lucia’s blackboard and from Kevin … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Climate sensitivity, ENSO, Global warming, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 50 Comments

Criminally negligent?

I wrote this post a day or so ago and then decided not to post it as there was still quite a lot of activity on other threads. Given that it’s quietened down a little, I thought I would post … Continue reading

Posted in Anthony Watts, Christopher Monckton, Climate change, Global warming, IPCC, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 477 Comments

Why is communicating climate change science hard?

Originally posted on Bogology:
Why is science communication hard? Why don’t people blindly accept what scientists tell them? In a time when 97% of climate scientists agree about human-caused climate change[1], why do some people still think that a single…

Posted in Climate change, Global warming, Science | Tagged , , | 282 Comments