Monthly Archives: May 2015

Guest post: Climate variability research: did the sceptics make us do it?

This is a guest post by Prof. Richard Betts, Head of Climate Impacts at the Met Office, about Lewandowsky et al’s forthcoming paper, which suggests that climate skeptics influence climate scientists. The post speaks for itself, so I won’t say … Continue reading

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Stocks and flows

There has been quite a remarkable thread on Judith Curry’s blog called quantifying the anthropogenic contribution to atmospheric CO2. Remarkable for a number of reasons. One being that Judith would post it without comment. What Judith says in the comments … Continue reading

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The Fermi Paradox

In a number of posts I’ve said something like “we can do something to address the risks associated with climate change if we wish to do so” and regularly get challenged as to what I mean. All I really mean … Continue reading

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Arguing about 2 degrees C

A couple of days ago I read a Nature comment by Oliver Geden called Policy: Climate advisers must maintain integrity. My intial impression was quite positive as it seemed to say some quite reasonable things, for example Scientific advisers must … Continue reading

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Tolerably tepid?

I was going to ignore Tamsin Edwards’s article in the Guardian, but there was one phrase that, I think, deserves due diligence and which – IMO – illustrates the problem with how the whole article is framed. The article was … Continue reading

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The impact of the “hiatus”?

Tamino has an interesting post about the recent slowdown in surface warming. His post essentially points out that if you consider a long enough time interval, it’s pretty hard to find evidence for a slowdown. I do think we have … Continue reading

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Genuine optimism

I wasn’t going to post the video of Elon Musk announcing Tesla’s new batteries, but having watched it on Rachel’s blog, I thought I would. I was more impressed than I expected to be. I think my slightly cynical, initial … Continue reading

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