Monthly Archives: July 2014

Nic Lewis’s prior beliefs

Nic Lewis has apparently had a paper published in the Journal of Climate, called Objective Inference for Climate Parameters: Bayesian, Transformation of Variables and Profile Likelihood Approaches. Nic discusses his new paper in a Climate Audit blogpost called Paper justifying … Continue reading

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What is science and why should we care? — Part I

Originally posted on Scientia Salon:
by Alan Sokal I propose to share with you a few reflections about the nature of scientific inquiry and its importance for public life. At a superficial level one could say that I will be…

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Select committee report

I know Eli’s already covered this, but I have to say that I’m quite impressed with the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee’s first report on the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report. From the written evidence that I’d read and the … Continue reading

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Holiday almost over

I’m finally home after being on holiday for two weeks. Apart from responding to some comments when I got the chance, I haven’t written a blog post for over two weeks. It’s the longest break I’ve had since April last … Continue reading

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Community-driven solutions to climate change

I thought I’d write a post while AT is away which he hopefully won’t mind me doing. I feel a bit frustrated by the lack of discussion about solutions for climate change. There’s much pointless bickering about things we shouldn’t really … Continue reading

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On Holiday

I’m off on holiday in a couple of hours and, this time, won’t have much – or any – internet access. I’ll keep an eye on things if I can, but I don’t plan to post anything. So, the blog … Continue reading

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Play the Ball

Dear ClimateBall ™ player, Me and AT have been discussing for a moment now the possibility that I help him moderate the blog. I just recently accepted, not without warning him that unintended consequences might follow. We shall see them … Continue reading

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We need a better class of climate “skeptic”!

When I started this blog, it was mainly to address the – mostly – scientific nonsense presented on Anthony Watts’ blog, Watts Up With That (WUWT). After a while this became a little too stressful, and the association with such … Continue reading

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If Russell Brand can get this, you can too!

Okay, this video is a little silly and somewhat over-the-top, but – to be fair – Russell Brand is responding to something that is even sillier and even more over-the-top. To be honest, I’ve never been quite sure what to … Continue reading

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David Rose and the Antarctic sea ice misrepresentation?

David Rose has an article in the Daily Mail about the increase in Antarctic sea ice. The implication is that the increase in Antarctic sea ice somehow compensates for the decrease in Arctic sea ice. Well this isn’t really correct … Continue reading

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