Monthly Archives: March 2014

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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The climate challenges that my morning toast poses

Originally posted on Simple Climate:
Britain’s wheatfields could become even more productive as the world warms – but that will have implications for further greenhouse gas emissions and fairness to countries less well positioned. Image credit: Tim Gage used via…

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Sensitivities and things

I notice The Global Warming Policy Foundation has a new report by Nic Lewis and Marcel Crok called Oversensitive : how the IPCC hid the good news on global warming (you can probably find it if you want to). I … Continue reading

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Effective emission height

I should start by saying that this post was partly motivated by an intersting comment from Pekke Pirila on another thread. Also, Eli already has a post that mostly cover this, so this is more from completeness, than anything else. … Continue reading

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Intermission

I’m off travelling for a few days, so will probably not be posting much – if at all – and may not have a chance to respond to comments. In fact, if I can do so, I will be trying … Continue reading

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Paws for thought!

To follow up on my Pause for thought? post, I thought I might highlight a video that Brigitte mentioned in one of the comments. The issue I have with using the term “pause”, when referring to the slowdown in surface … Continue reading

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