Monthly Archives: March 2014

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

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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

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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…

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Mark Walport on Climate Change

I went to one of Mark Walport’s climate change lectures. I notice that Andrew Montford also went to one of these where he discovered that Mark Walport sometimes reads his blog. In his post, Montford mentions that Walport thought that … Continue reading

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Climate denialism

I thought I would highlight this sort video by Marc Hudson – who runs the Manchester Climate Monthly blog. I’ll acknowledge an element of self-promotion as he mentions this blog in the video, and the video itself was partly a … Continue reading

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Shindell 2014

I thought I might write something about the recent paper by Drew Shindell, called Inhomogeneous forcing and transient climate sensitivity. The basic idea of the paper is to understand how an estimate of the transient climate sensitivity is influenced by … Continue reading

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Lukewarmers

After the Global Warming Policy Foundation’s (GWPF) recent report by Nic Lewis and Marcel Crok (which is discussed in a post by Piers Forster on Ed Hawkins’s blog) there seem to be a couple of conclusions being drawn. Some see … Continue reading

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