Monthly Archives: February 2016

A little surprised it took this long

After writing about the Terence Mills affair I popped across to Bishop Hill to point out that Mill’s ideas were mostly nonsense. This then lead to a rather lengthy exchange about me posting comments during working hours (I think it … Continue reading

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Another hockey stick

Realclimate has already covered this, so I won’t say much, but there is a recent paper (Kopp et al. 2016) that does a sea level reconstruction for the past almost 3000 years. The key figure is below, with the red … Continue reading

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The GWPF is funny

Well, no, not really, but sometimes all you can do is larf. They’ve released a new report called Statistical forecasting: How fast will future warming be?. It is by Terence Mills, a statistics professor who specialises in Time Series analysis, … Continue reading

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Multi-millenial climate change

I was wanting to post a figure from a recent paper by Clark et al. called Consequences of twenty-first-century policy for multi-millennial climate and sea-level change. The figure is below, and it highlights two related things that I’ve been trying … Continue reading

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Consensus messaging – a follow up

I’m away on a family trip, so don’t have time to write anything much. As a follow up to my earlier post about consensus messaging I thought I would quickly highlight a new paper on Communicating the Scientific Consensus on … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse effect: an illustration

I thought I would quickly highlight this Realclimate post which is intended to be the best description of the Greenhouse effect. It’s written by Ramus Benestad, the author of this paper. The main reason I wanted to highlight it was … Continue reading

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Consensus messaging

I haven’t paid much attention to Dan Kahan’s work, but recently noticed a post on his blog about the *public consensus* on what climate scientists think about human-caused global warming. The basic premise seems to be that although your political … Continue reading

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A global temperature

Eli’s post about some of Ross McKitrick’s blunders reminded me that I was involved in a discussion elsewhere when someone highlighted another of his papers called Does a global temperature exist? (with Christopher Essex and Bjarne Andresen). It’s rather old, … Continue reading

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Guest post: Invitation to participate in a PhD research project on climate blogging

This is a follow-up guest post, by a PhD student who is looking for people who comment at, or read, scientist-produced climate blogs, to volunteer to be interviewed as part of his research project. He is also interviewing those who … Continue reading

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Science communication: an illustration in irony?

There’s a new paper on public understanding of science called Communicating science in public controversies: Strategic considerations of the German climate scientists. Andrew Montford has already concluded that: scientivists have so completely corrupted the field that it is now largely … Continue reading

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