Monthly Archives: September 2015

Guest post: The Elephant in the Room

This is a guest post by Lawrence Hamilton, Senior Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire. This will not surprise you, but surveys see an elephant. Several colleagues and I have a new paper describing … Continue reading

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Emission reductions

I wanted to mention a Thomas Stocker paper called The Closing Door of Climate Targets. I came across it thanks to Paul Price, on Twitter. It’s an attempt to illustrate what we would need to do in terms of emission … Continue reading

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Guest post: Invitation to participate in a PhD research project on climate blogging

As should be obvious if you read the post, this is a guest post by a PhD student who is looking for people who comment at, or read, scientist-produced climate blogs, to volunteer to be interviewed as part of his … Continue reading

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Some advice for the Global Warming Policy Foundation

I’ve had a brief series of posts that I collectively call helpful tips for the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). They’ve included Really, Benny Peiser, Really?, Come on, Andrew, you can get this, and Matt Ridley, you seem a little … Continue reading

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Subverting democracy?

I thought I would briefly discuss this Nature comment called Climate policy: Democracy is not an inconvenience. I initially read it and tweeted it, thinking “yes, democracy is important and not an inconvenience”. I then read it again and thought, … Continue reading

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The riskiness of relying on BECCS

Since were discussing (in the comments, at least) carbon budgets and emissions reductions yesterday, I thought I would post this short video of Nebojsa Nakicenovic talking about the riskiness of relying on Bio-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS). There’s … Continue reading

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Some more thoughts on Ecomodernism

Since I’ve mentioned Ecomodernism before, I thought I would highlight a post I’ve just encountered called Dark thoughts on Ecomodernism (lengthier version here). There’s also a follow up post in which the author responds to his critics. The posts are … Continue reading

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Political bias in the Academy

I know Eli has mentioned the Heterodox Academy, as has Judith, but I thought I would add my two-cents worth. The goal of the Heterodox Academy seems to be to increase viewpoint diversity in the academy, with a special focus … Continue reading

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More nonsense – sorry, nonsensus – from Richard Tol

Richard Tol apparently has a new comment about Cook et als. paper Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature. The basic motivation is that Cook et al. (2013) seem to be an outlier in the consensus … Continue reading

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Julia Slingo on BBC Radio 4

I just wanted to post this youtube clip of Julia Slingo – Chief Scientist at the UK Met Office – being interviewed on BBC Radio 4 about how 2015 and 2016 are likely to be the hottest years on record. … Continue reading

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