The end of another year, so time to do another round-up of this year’s posts. My main impression of 2019, unfortunatey, is that the climate debate is moved from disagreements with people who either deny climate change or the need to do anything, to disagreements between people who broadly agree. Maybe we’re simply incapable of not finding something to fight about. In the spirit of trying to be positive, I’ll try to make 2020 a year where I find reasons to agree with people.
Anyway, below is my summary of 2019.
My most read post in January was one about what bothers, and confuses, me about climate change, which probably still applies. There was also an interesting discussion about the Hawkmoth effect.
In February we had a discussion of survivor bias (an issue I need to think about a little more) and also highlighted how difficult it was to have common ground with those who don’t even seem to accept the basis for the discussion.
March saw me attempt a Bayesian climate sensitivity analysis, but also saw the beginnings of the now infamous RCP8.5 debate. There was also one of Willard’s interviews, this one with Jonathan Gilligan.
June saw a recursion of our discussion of Kooninisms, a joint post with Eric Winsberg about extreme weather event attribution, and Willard’s interview with Rachel, who played a key role in developing the moderation policies here.
There you have it, my quick review of the blog’s 2019 posts. Some topics I found quite interesting to write about, and that I hope some found interesting to read. I hope everyone has a good New Year and all the best for 2020.
You ain’t ever gonna burn my heart out – A year in Stoats, which reminded me that I should really have thanked everyone who commented, and all those who lurk. So, a belated thank you to everyone.