Monthly Archives: May 2015

Eric Rignot on climate action

I thought I would post this short interview with Eric Rignot. I found it here, but I think it originates from Climate denial crock of the week. I won’t say much about what he says, but he does make the … Continue reading

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Hmmm, entering a cooling phase?

I thought I would briefly comment on a recent paper by McCarthy et al. called Ocean impact on decadal Atlantic climate variability revealed by sea-level observations. The paper seems to be suggesting that the Atlantic MultiDecadal Oscillation (AMO) may be … Continue reading

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Guest post: Nothing New Under the Sun

This is a guest post from John Russell. I won’t describe what it says as it speaks for itself, but it is quite remarkable that our basic understanding of how CO2 will influence our climate has changed little in the … Continue reading

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Forcings and feedbacks

After my lengthy exchange with Roger Pielke Sr, I thought I might write a quick post about forcings and feedbacks. I thought I might also comment on this tweet from Roger “I also don’t think that the term forcing in … Continue reading

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Swallow on a line

It’s been a really amazing day today, and I’ve been out doing some general sight-seeing with some visitors. One of the visitors was getting rather tired of us pointing out what a nice day it was, but it’s hard not … Continue reading

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Watt about Roger’s questions?

I haven’t done a Watt about post for quite some time, so thought I would repeat it just this once. Roger Pielke Sr has guest post on Watts Up With That claiming to present seven very inconvenient questions that Gavin … Continue reading

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Lukewarmers – a follow up

I was reading (don’t ask me why) Ben Pile’s analysis of this whole Lukewarmer issue. If anyone wants an illustration of why I said things like Apparently being a Lukewarmer also means that if you can’t actually find an explicit … Continue reading

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Lukewarmers part II

I wrote about Lukewarmers a while back. Idiotracker has also discussed them, and Eli calls them Luckwarmers. Tamsin Edwards’s recent Guardian article has, however, reinvigorated the topic and Brigitte Nerlich has tried to understand the emergence and spread of such … Continue reading

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Tropospheric hot spot?

I think I might just briefly mention the recent Sherwood & Nishant paper, Atmospheric changes through 2012 as shown by iteratively homogenized radiosonde temperature and wind data, which appears to show what some have called a tropospheric hot spot. It’s … Continue reading

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Thinking globally

Isaac Held has a recent post called addicted to global mean temperature, that I wanted to highlight. It’s quite relevant to the energy balance models that I’ve dicussed before. You should probably just read Isaac Held’s post, but I thought … Continue reading

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