Monthly Archives: December 2014

A minimal model for climate sensitivity

I’ve written a number of times about energy balance models. I think these are nice ways to estimate effective climate sensitivity (both transient and equilibrium) but they are quite simple and do suffer from some issues. For example, they are … Continue reading

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Professional Climateball(TM)

The whole saga about Matt Ridley and his recent Times article called Policy-based evidence making feels a bit like a semi-professional version of ClimateBallTM. His article didn’t go down well with some, including Richard Betts and Mark Maslin (a Professor … Continue reading

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Policing science

Eric Steig linked, yesterday, to a couple of old articles – by Steve Easterbrook – about the Climategate saga, one in Think Progress and the other a debate with George Monbiot. I agreed with much (possibly all) of what Steve … Continue reading

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WHO?

I seem to be spending a lot my time at the moment going “I really can’t be bothered, I’m losing interest, and it’s not worth all the effort” and then making the mistake of visiting, for example, the Global Warming … Continue reading

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Explaining the “pause”

There have been a number of recent posts discussing the supposed “pause” in the rise in global surface temperatures. For example, RealClimate, Tamino, and a guest post on Ed Hawkins’s blog. I thought it only right that I should add … Continue reading

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Balance?

I think one reason I’ve been a little frustrated recently is because of a sense that some think there is some kind of balance between “alarmists/warmists” and “skeptics” (the terminology is awful, but I don’t really know what other words … Continue reading

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The Oceans can save us!

Although I don’t really feel like explicitly debunking what I see on some “skeptic” sites (Sou does enough for all of us 🙂 ) I do sometimes, to my eternal regret, read them. I recently came across a standard argument … Continue reading

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