Monthly Archives: February 2015

Some thoughts on climate sensitivity

Semyorka posted a comment on my previous post that highlighted a paper that I had’t seen before. The paper is Global atmospheric downward longwave radiation over land surface under all-sky conditions from 1973 to 2008 which tries to determine (as … Continue reading

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CO2 forcing observed from surface

I thought I would post this video illustrating the first time that a change in CO2 forcing has been observed from the ground. The paper is an Observational determination of surface radiative forcing by CO2 from 2000 to 2010 by … Continue reading

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Willie Soon saga

I was tempted to ignore the whole Willie Soon saga, but since everyone else is writing about it, I thought I would post something. Personally, I think academic freedom is extremely important. If someone can get funded to do research … Continue reading

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Black swans

Eli’s recent post about Black swans, and black cats, motivated me to look into what the whole Black Swan idea was all about. As I understand it, a Black Swan event is simply an unexpected event, that has a significant … Continue reading

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Aurora

There have, apparently, been some impressive Auroral displays in the UK in the last few days. I managed to miss these, but it is meant to get better again in the next couple of days. The weather, however, is not, … Continue reading

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Just grow up!

Amelia Sharman and Candice Howarth have a Conversation article about losing the climate debate labels. This is related to discussions we’ve had here and elsewhere. Fundamentally, I agree with the basic premise: serious dialogue generally requires that you avoid labeling … Continue reading

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Climate Dialogue

Climate Dialogue is a blog that is mainly run by Marcel Crok, but also involves a number of other people. I must admit that I’ve largely ignored Climate Dialogue as it has always seemed to me to be just another … Continue reading

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