Monthly Archives: September 2015

Some thoughts on Hockey Sticks

Since I’m waiting for the rain to stop so that I can finish cutting the grass, I thought I might post some thoughts I’ve had about hockey sticks. It’s partly motivated by a discussion I was having in the comments … Continue reading

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Constraining model ECS

To follow up on Michael’s post I thought I might just highlight this recent paper by Fasullo, Sanderson & Trenberth called Recent Progress in Constraining Climate Sensitivity With Model Ensembles. It’s hard to summarise, as it’s essentially a summary itself. … Continue reading

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Guest post: Some thoughts on Climate Modeling

This is guest post by Michael Tobis, partly motivated by some discussions we’ve had about modelling. In particular, the difference between modelling in the physical sciences, and modelling in other research areas. My personal – and not entirely ill-informed – … Continue reading

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Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson’s interview on newsnight has caused a bit of a Twitter storm because she got some things wrong. For example she said if they take out of the earth all the oil they want to take out, you look … Continue reading

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You can’t negotiate with Physics

In the comments on my previous post Rachel mentioned a recent article by Bill McKibben called we can’t negotiate over the physics of climate change. Given that he makes an argument that’s similar to what I’ve said myself, I should … Continue reading

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A powerful speech

Climate Crocks has already covered this, but I’ve been busy (lazy?) and so thought I would post this too. It’s a speech by US President, Barack Obama, in Alaska, at a meeting about Global Leadership in the Arctic. It’s a … Continue reading

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