Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 blog summary

I realise that I’ve already written a review of 2015, but partly as a result of Willard’s comments, and partly as a result of Stoat’s post, I realised that I hadn’t really summarised the blog activity. So, here it is; … Continue reading

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2015 in review

Since I have a few free moments, I thought I would briefly review what’s happened in 2015. If you want something a bit more thorough, you could read Greg Laden’s or Skeptical Science’s reviews. After 2014 was the hottest year … Continue reading

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Zero emissions

David Roberts has a recent post that I’ve only just noticed called why zero is a better climate target than 2 degrees. The zero refers to net global emissions, not to temperature. The argument is essentially that zero is a … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Posting has been rather light recently, and I expect that to continue for a while. I’m quite enjoying doing other things, but I suspect I’ll be back to posting in the not too distant future. However, since it’s Christmas Eve, … Continue reading

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RCPs as scenarios

Fabius Maximus has a guest post on Climate Etc. in which he focuses on RCP8.5. RCP8.5 is a Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) that leads to a change in forcing of 8.5Wm-2 in 2100. Focusing on this particular RCP seems to … Continue reading

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Forcing efficacy

There’s a new paper, discussing climate sensitivity, by Marvel, Schmidt, Miller & Nazarenko called Implications for climate sensitivity from the response to individual forcings. Before I discuss the paper, I should really advertise the lead author’s blog, arguably one of … Continue reading

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Pragmatism

It’s been interesting to see the different responses to the Paris agreement. James Hansen calls it a fraud (Richard Erskine thinks he’s wrong). Kevin Anderson is a bit more measured. Others are more positive and optimistic. I find myself sympathysing … Continue reading

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