Monthly Archives: August 2015

Representative Concentration Pathways

I’ve noticed a fair amount of dicussion about the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) varying from they’re scientific fraud, they’re overly optimistic, to the details are being hidden so the IPCC can’t be trusted. I haven’t actually paid to much attention … Continue reading

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Michael Mann and Bill Maher

Given that some are promoting a despicable book about Michael Mann (you can read Greg Laden or Sou’s posts if you want some context) I thought I might post this recent Bill Maher interview with Michael Mann. It’s short and … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley on filters

I was following the responses – on Twitter – to Matt Ridley promoting Christopher Booker’s latest piece of nonsense. In doing so, I discovered that Matt Ridley recently wrote an article in The Times, called ET hasn’t phoned, but don’t … Continue reading

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Personal attacks on Met Office scientists

I’ve been trying to stay out of the climate wars, but I really can’t resist commenting on this. There’s an interesting Greenpeace article discussing the UK government’s frustration with climate “sceptic” pressure (I added the inverted commas, as they seem … Continue reading

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It’s more difficult with physical models

I ended up in a brief discussion on Twitter about models, in which the other party was suggesting that models can be manipulated to produce a desired result. Their background was finance, and they linked to some kind of Financial … Continue reading

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95%, attribution, and all that!

The latest critique of consensus studies is an attempt to re-analyse the data from Verheggen et al. (2014) to suggest that the consensus amongst climate scientists is only 47%, not 97%. I only have two things to say about this. … Continue reading

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A better comparison

I thought I might briefly highlight the recent Cowtan et al. paper Robust comparison of climate models with observations using blended land air and ocean sea surface temperatures. As Ed Hawkins points out, it’s really an attempt to do an … Continue reading

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