Monthly Archives: August 2014

Understanding the “pause”

I thought I might briefly highlight a recent paper that tries to understand what some call “the pause”, but which isn’t really a “pause” as nothing has actually stopped. The paper is Natural variability, radiative forcing and climate response in … Continue reading

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Woo hoo, fame at last!

It appears that I now have my very own Josh cartoon, currently being promoted on Bishop-Hill and Watts Up With That. I think I made an appearance in an earlier one, but this is the first to focus only on … Continue reading

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The impact of climate change

As a physicist I think I understand the impact of climate change from a physics perspective. If we continue adding CO2 to the atmosphere, we will continue – on average to warm. We also have projections for the range of … Continue reading

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A new tagline?

I’m starting to think that it may be time for a new tagline. It’s not that I don’t intend to continue trying to keep things civil, it’s more that my tagline seems to be more a rod for my back, … Continue reading

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A challenge?

A comment by William Connolley on Sou’s recent post lead me to Joanne Nova’ site. The post on Joanne’s site, that William had highlighted, was about how the media distorts the news and contained the classic line If the world … Continue reading

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Some kudos

In a recent post, Andrew Montford appeared to associate me with Paul Krugman and Michael Mann. August company indeed, although I don’t think it was intended as a compliment. I did, however, decide to comment on the post, and it … Continue reading

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The Holocene conundrum

I’m trying, and failing, to work from home while looking after the kids (the ice cream van has just arrived outside). I thought I might just discuss a paper that I became aware of yesterday (forget how, but it might … Continue reading

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