Monthly Archives: October 2016

Ocean CO2 uptake

This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for some time, and is partly motivated by a discussion Drikan and I have been having on another blog. It will probably end up being two posts, with this one simply … Continue reading

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The middle ground

Matt Ridley has been complaining about the frantic polarising on Twitter since his talk. When it was pointed out that frantic polarising is a euphemism for ‘lots of people disagree with my argument’, he responded with no it’s not. I … Continue reading

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Another 97%

In a previous post I mentioned that Richard Tol had published a paper on the structure of the climate debate. As I said in that post, the paper appears to be trying to portray the author as part of some … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley’s lecture

I thought I might make some points about Matt Ridley’s recent lecture. There are two general points I want to make. Matt Ridley might have a PhD (DPhil technically) and he might have published some papers in the 1980s, but … Continue reading

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Like a Boss

Jim Steele struck again at Judy’s: after walrus science and coral bleaching, he audited Gaia herself. In the walrus episode, I made around 50 comments; Brandon Gates spent 75 in the bleaching one. The Gaia episode features 20 or so, most shorter and … Continue reading

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The Royal Society and the GWPF

A couple of weeks ago, it came out that the Royal Society had hired space for an event being run by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). The event turns out to be a lecture by Matt Ridley, who I … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Post-Factual Perceptions of Weather

Adversarial interactions between physical and social scientists are sometimes seen around this blog, so I’m happy to report on something different. The occasion is a new paper in the 50th anniversary issue of Sociology, flagship journal of the British Sociological … Continue reading

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