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 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 for … 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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