Monthly Archives: March 2016

Guest post: Can we end the antagonistic ‘climate debate’?

This is a guest post by Richard Erskine, who is a regular commenter here and also writes EssaysConcerning. As should be clear, it’s a comment on a recent paper by Amelia Sharman and Candice Howarth that considers why climate scientists … Continue reading

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Volcanoes and ENSO

One known issue with climate models is that they tend to suggest a larger response to a volcanic eruption than is observed. A recent paper by Lehner et al. shows that all large eruptions since 1951 coincided with El Niño … Continue reading

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Guest post: Surface and Satellite Discrepancy

This is a guest post by Steven Mosher, whose previous guest post was about skeptics demanding adjustments. This one is about discrepancies between surface temperature and satellite temperature datasets. I don’t really need to say more. Guest post: Surface and … Continue reading

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An unchallengeable strategy?

I was thinking a little more about the various GWPF pronouncements, in particular some of the more more recent ones. The problem is that those making the pronouncements are quite well-qualified, have been involved in this topic for quite some … Continue reading

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The GWPF doesn’t get the joke?

One of the running jokes at the moment is that the “skeptic” argument will change from “no warming since 1998” to “no warming since 2016”. It’s really meant to be mocking the typical “skeptic” misunderstanding of this basic issue: if … Continue reading

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AGU position statement

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has a position statement on human-induced climate change of which Judith Curry was harshly critical. Roger Pielke Sr has pubished a dissenting view. If it is indeed so appalling, I thought I might work through … Continue reading

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