Monthly Archives: January 2016

Holy Tu Quoque, Batman!

A bard walks in the Breakthrough Bar. While he waits for his Transgmoriffied White Russian, he eavesdrops one particular chit chat led by a cornucopian chemist, who explains how those against GRRROWTH are just a bunch of religious zealots. The … Continue reading

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A poignant essay

Although I find this a rather uncomfortable topic, I thought it well worth highlighting an article by Piers Sellers in which he discusses his thoughts about climate change, given that he has just been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. … Continue reading

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Satellite temperatures

There have been a number of interesting recent posts elsewhere about satellite temperature. Most of this has been motivated by claims that the satellite data is the best data that we have and that it should play some kind of … Continue reading

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A new hockey stick

Since I’ve discussed hockey sticks before, I thought I would briefly mention a new paper by Wilson et al. called Last millenium northern hemisphere summer temperatures from tree rings: Part 1: the long-term context. The key message seems to be … Continue reading

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5000 GtC

The advantage of working at a university, is that you get the opportunity to attend interesting seminars, especially if Kit Carruthers reminds you (on which note, I also discovered that Kit submitted his PhD thesis last month). The talk today … Continue reading

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Kevin Anderson on Paris

I realise Marc Hudson has already posted this on his site, but I thought I would also post it here. It’s a video of Marc interviewing Kevin Anderson about the Paris agreement. I think the video is a touch too … Continue reading

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What a surprise …. not

To the surprise of no one, Nic Lewis has found many serious problems with the recently published Marvel et al. paper (also discussed here and here). Even less of a surprise is Andrew Montford lapping up Nic’s claims with glee. … Continue reading

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