Monthly Archives: October 2015

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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Drawing down atmospheric CO2 – part 2

I’ve finally got some time to write up my second post on drawing down atmospheric CO2. In the first post I was trying to get across two basic things. One was that it’s important to distinguish between the residence time … Continue reading

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Show me slowly what I only know the limits of

Some observations on some recent quick turns around the Disaster Tango dance floor: In discussing how we should think about the most extreme severe events, I suggested that we focus on a collective look at recurrence times. This suggestion, though … Continue reading

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Kevin Anderson – The Ostrich or the Phoenix

Before I write the second part of my discussion on drawing down atmospheric CO2, I thought I would promote this comment to a post. It’s highlighting a recent talk (video at the end of this post) by Kevin Anderson, Professor … Continue reading

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Drawing down atmospheric CO2 – part 1

A few days ago, I was somewhat less than civil in response to a comment by Nic Lewis, which then lead to a typically juvenile post on Bishop Hill. It was, though, quite amusing to have Anthony Watts complaining about … Continue reading

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