Since the year is almost over, I thought I would summarise some of what has gone on here.
March saw me writing about some of my own research and pointing out that the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) doesn’t get that “no warming since 2016/2017” is meant to be a joke, not a suggestion.
April included a post in which I argued that the TCR-to-ECS ratio probably can’t be above 0.8 (which might have relevance for energy balance estimates) and, of course, had a lengthy thread about consensus on consensus (if I ever want a lengthy comment thread, I know to just write about the consensus).
June included a post about a very nice paper that largely reconciles the various climate sensitivity estimates. I also wrote a post about how we don’t even agree on the basics which then had a comment thread that largely illustrated the point.
August saw me write, again, about some of my own research. The post that caught everyone’s attention was probably the one about Reiner Grundmann’s article calling for more Social Science.
October saw my finally write a post with some details about ocean CO2 uptake (I learned a lot writing it), discussing the Royal Society renting space to the GWPF for a meeting, and a post about Matt Ridley’s lecture at the GWPF meeting.
December included David Rose going further down the rabbit hole (for someone who appear to hate being called a science denier he seems to have no idea about how to not sound like one) a post commiserating with Roger Pielke Jr (okay, not really), and a discussion of why anyone should care about the (scientific) views of sociologists who don’t understand science.
I had a number of Guest posts (thank you to those who write them). Richard Erskine discussed if we can end the antagonistic climate debate. Steven Mosher had a post about the surface and satellite discrepancy. Lawrence Hamilton, had a post about post-factual perceptions of weather and one on a Tipping Point. Willard also contributed a number of posts. I think that is all, but if I have forgotten someone, let me know.
2017 looks to be a rather interesting year, possibly for all the wrong reasons. I’m not quite sure what I’ll do with the blog, but then I’ve never been entirely sure, so nothing particularly new there. I think I’m starting to better understand the various issues with how to communicate this topic, but I don’t think that there’s much that I can do that’s different to what I’m currently doing. There’s also only so many times one can explain the scientific evidence, but sometimes it is worth repeating. Will just have to wait and see. I am potentially open to suggestions, but with the proviso that I’m not really trying to take this too seriously, and that there is only so much time I can commit to this.
There is also now a year in Stoats.