Monthly Archives: June 2015

A short break

I’m off to a conference tomorrow, and probably won’t be blogging much, if at all (although, I have said that before). I am partly running out of things to say, and also think I need a bit of a break. … Continue reading

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My issue with Ecomodernism

I was thinking a little more about why I haven’t embraced the ideas behind the Ecomodernism Manifesto. It’s a positive message, and it’s promoting innovation and technology development; all things that I would regard as crucial parts of what we … Continue reading

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Assessing anthropogenic global warming

This post is really a joint post, written by myself and by Roger Pielke Sr. It’s partly a continuation of a post Roger wrote on Judith Curry’s blog, and partly a consequence of my attempt to answer one of Roger’s … Continue reading

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The allure of articulate confidence.

I watched BBC One’s Saturday Morning Live, which included James Delingpole discussing the Pope’s Encyclical Letter. I think you can watch the episode here. What it seemed to illustrate, to me, was both the allure of articulate confidence and why … Continue reading

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My best photograph

Since I’ve been posting some photographs, I thought I would post what I regard as one of my best photographs. I have no idea if it is objectively a good photograph, but I really like it. It’s also one of … Continue reading

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Climate Wars Bingo

Matt Ridley has a recent article in Quadrant Magazine called The Climate Wars’s Damage to Science. Interestingly, he doesn’t appear to discuss his own role. I have no great interest in discussing the article in depth. My main suggestion to … Continue reading

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The Encyclical Letter

I don’t have much to say about the Encyclical Letter. It’s long and full of words. I am pleased that the Catholic Church is taking this seriously, but not because it’s the Catholic Church specifically, but because I think everyone … Continue reading

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A $25000 bet

I notice that the The Committee for Skeptical Enquiry has challenged the Heartland Institute to a $25000 bet. The bet is essentially about whether or not the 30-year GISSTemp land-only temperature average ending on 31 December 2015 will exceed any … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley on Ecomodernism

I notice that Matt Ridley has a recent Times article, (here) in which he weighs into the debate about Ecomodernism. He thinks – as one might imagine – that it is a great idea. I noticed, though, some pointing out … Continue reading

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Physically plausible?

In my post about Nic Lewis’s latest estimates, I suggested that if his prior produces a posterior distribution that indicates that the ECS is more likely less than 2oC, than above 2oC, maybe he should consider a more physically motivated … Continue reading

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