Monthly Archives: August 2014

I think I need another break!

I think I probably need to take another short break from all of this online nonsense. I’ve recently been commenting on Bishop-Hill and had been quite enjoying it. I’d been accused by other commenters of being patronising and condescending, but … Continue reading

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What does Judith mean by natural?

Gavin Schmidt recently addressed Judith Curry’s 50:50 argument in a Realclimate post. In Judith’s response (which doesn’t really say much) she finishes with, I do regard the emerging realization of the importance of natural variability to be an existential threat … Continue reading

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Oh no, now I need to eat my words!

Okay, not really, but I might need to change them. Something that I’ve been stressing here is that internal (natural) variability can’t produce long-term warming. The reason being that it just moves energy around the climate system. If it’s not … Continue reading

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A thought experiment

To follow up on my – possibly poorly titled – post from a couple of days ago, I thought I would pose a thought experiment. This is entirely unrealistic and is just intended to, maybe, illustrate what I was trying … Continue reading

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There’s no such thing as natural warming!

Okay, not quite, but bear with me. This post is really just a response to those who seem to be suggesting that half of the warming between 1970 and 2000 could be natural, rather than anthropogenic. See my earlier post … Continue reading

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A “hiatus” in some people’s “skepticism”?

There’s a new paper doing the rounds of the blogosphere, called Varying planetary heat sink led to global-warming slowdown and acceleration. Judith Curry has a post about it. The basic result of the paper is that the “missing heat” is … Continue reading

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Salby again!

After my last encounter on Bishop-Hill, I had a thought that I might simply avoid commenting there. However, when someone suggested that Rupert Darwall was a perceptive chap, I couldn’t resist pointing out that this was only true if regarding … Continue reading

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