Monthly Archives: June 2016

Climate sensitivity reconciled?

There’s a really interesting paper by Mark Richardson, Kevin Cowtan, Ed Hawkins, and Martin Stolpe called Reconciled climate response estimates from climate models and the energy budget of Earth. Ed already has post that explains it all very clearly, so … Continue reading

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Planetary Energy Imbalance

I’m on a train heading to a meeting, and so, to move on from the whole Brexit saga, I thought I would briefly highlight this recent paper that provides an [Improved] estimate of Earth’s energy imbalance. It uses ocean heat … Continue reading

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Out!

I’m genuinely shocked by the UK referendum result. I’d been largely ignoring it, mainly because, from what I did see, noone really had compelling arguments for either case, and much of what was said seemed simply untrue. I had assumed … Continue reading

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Aerosol forcing and the PDO

There’s an interesting new paper by Smith et al. called Role of volcanic and anthropogenic aerosols in the recent global surface warming slowdown. A few months ago, I went to a seminar where one of the authors discussed this paper. … Continue reading

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They can’t be this stupid?

Stoat’s already covered this, but it seems that Jo Nova and her husband, David Evans, have started a hedge fund called Cool Futures Funds Management. The motivation for the project seems to be that we’re preparing for catastrophic warming, when … Continue reading

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Practice what you preach?

I wanted to comment briefly on a recent paper which concludes that recommendations made by climate researchers are followed when they practice what they preach. This seems pretty obvious to me; if you’re going to make specific suggestions, then people … Continue reading

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Committed warming

There’s been a bit of a discussion on Twitter about what it would take to stabilise atmospheric concentrations, or to stabilise global average temperatures (there seemed to be some confusion as to which was being stabilised). The bottom line seems … Continue reading

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