Monthly Archives: May 2014

Lennart Bengtsson’s paper

I wasn’t really going to say much about Lennart Bengtsson and the GWPF. Stoat and HotWhopper have covered it if you want to read more. I have some sympathy with someone who may have felt pressurized by their colleagues. On … Continue reading

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I’m confused about Kummer & Dessler

I wrote a post recently about the new Kummer & Dessler paper on Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS). It was based on the earlier work of Shindell et al. (2014). The basic premise is that more land mass in the northern … Continue reading

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Richard Tol and the 97% consensus – again!

Apparently Richard Tol has managed (after an impressive number of attempts – you can’t fault his commitment to this cause) to get his paper about the Consensus project published. I’ve discussed his attempts to discredit the consensus project in a … Continue reading

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Kummer & Dessler on Climate Sensitivity

I’ve finally had a chance to read the new Kummer & Dessler paper The impact of forcing efficacy on the equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS). It’s an analysis of climate sensitivity that uses energy budget estimates and also considers (as suggested … Continue reading

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We’ve all forgotten about the oceans!

I recently wrote a blog post about Roger Pielke Sr’s guest post on Climate etc. in which he was suggesting an alternative metric to assess global warming. Roger was essentially suggesting that we should be using the ocean heat content … Continue reading

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Tol’s corrections

Since I’ve commented on errors in Tol’s work before, I thought I might briefly comment on his Correction and Update: The Economic Effects of Climate Change. He corrects the errors in his 2009 meta-analysis (thanking Bob Ward for finding a … Continue reading

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Gavin Schmidt’s TED talk

I know Rachel’s already posted about Gavin’s TED talk, but it’s worth posting again. I thought I might also highlight the slides from another talk that Gavin gave at the Royal Society. You can also listen to the talk. What’s … Continue reading

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