Monthly Archives: August 2015

Spreading misinformation, intentional or not

Rick Santorum appeared on Bill Maher and, when asked about climate change, claimed that there was a recent survey showing that 57% of scientists don’t agree that CO2 is the main control knob for our climate. The survey that he … Continue reading

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Calling out alarmism

It was quite interesting to observe some of the defenses of yesterday’s Sun article by a wannabee journalist. One was that it somehow compensated for alarmism in the media. Well, that you think someone else’s article is wrong, doesn’t make … Continue reading

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At least do a little bit of background research!

The Sun appears to have some kind of competition called The Great British Sound Off which aims to find a great Sun columnist. One of the finalists is a 19 year old called George Harrison who’s piece is called give … Continue reading

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BBC and the Met Office

It’s very disappointing that the Met Office has lost the contract to provide weather reporting for the BBC. It’s a world-class organisation and it’s hard to see another providing the same level of service. Maybe cheaper, but better seems unlikely. … Continue reading

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Publication bias?

There’s a new paper called Selective reporting and the Social Cost of Carbon, that is being lapped up with glee by the largely unskeptical. As I understand it, the basic argument is that if one analyses the published estimates for … Continue reading

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Mass migration

Given that I haven’t had a chance to write anything for a few days, I thought I would highlight this Guardian article called Mass migration is no ‘crisis’: it’s the new normal as the climate changes. It’s the kind of … Continue reading

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“very likely” versus “extremely likely”

In IPCC land “very likely” means 90% – 100% probability, while extremely likely means 95% – 100% probability. In light of that, I was wondering if anyone had any insights as to why, in Chapter 10 of the IPCC’s WGI … Continue reading

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