Monthly Archives: October 2015

Greenland and climate science denial

There is beautiful interactive New York Times article called Greenland is melting away. In the spirit of climate science denial, the Global Warming Policy Forum has promoted a couple of other articles on Greenland, with the title Greenland blowing away … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Wildfire Chart

Yet another piece of bad news is that wildfires are on the increase in the USA. I linked to that story in a blog post about extreme severe events and climate. The article was by Deanna Conners by at earthsky.org . She … Continue reading

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Climate change is real, and important

I thought I would briefly advertise an article that a group of us have written called Climate change is real, and important. Most of the credit should probably go to Sou, who put a lot of it together. It’s primarily … Continue reading

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Climateball(TM): re-energised

Apart from writing some blog posts here (and thanks to MT and others, I’ve had to write fewer than normal) I’ve largely been staying out of the whole online climate debate; ignoring the ClimateballTM mantra that the only losing move … Continue reading

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I Know What I Know If You Know What I Mean

David Roberts had an interesting article in Vox recently which discusses the very severe limitations of the sorts of models economists typically use to study climate change (Integrated Assessment Models or IAMs). (The title of the article is awful, but … Continue reading

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Thin Ice

I finally got around to watching Thin Ice – thanks Rachel. I sometimes struggle to get around to watching things that are factual, because I’m inherently lazy and it feels that it will take some actual effort. This, however, was … Continue reading

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Clarity of meaning

A while ago I discussed a Nature Climate Change article by Greg Hollin and Warren Pearce called Tension between scientific certainty and meaning complicates communication of IPCC reports. A number of us submitted a response, which appeared today together with … Continue reading

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The good, the bad, and the risky

Given that I was also wanting to comment on Matt Ridley’s recent article on the benefits of carbon dioxide, I thought I might steal part of Dana’s title. Only seems fair, given that he handed the reins of his Guardian … Continue reading

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Drawing down atmospheric CO2 – part 3

I finally have some time to write the third, and final, of my posts on drawing down atmospheric CO2. There were a few things that I was wanting to stress, that I’ll repeat below. There is a difference between the … Continue reading

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A few thoughts

I’m finishing teaching on one course, and starting on another, so it’s been a pretty hectic week, and I haven’t really had a chance to write anything. Before I do the (hopefully) final part of my drawing down atmospheric CO2 … Continue reading

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