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Lukewarmers resurgent

I’ve noticed a slight resurgence in those claiming to be lukewarmers and trying to argue that this is some kind of reasonable middle ground. I’ve written about lukewarmers before, but the basic issue with the lukewarmer argument is that they … Continue reading

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Lukewarmers – a follow up

I was reading (don’t ask me why) Ben Pile’s analysis of this whole Lukewarmer issue. If anyone wants an illustration of why I said things like Apparently being a Lukewarmer also means that if you can’t actually find an explicit … Continue reading

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Lukewarmers part II

I wrote about Lukewarmers a while back. Idiotracker has also discussed them, and Eli calls them Luckwarmers. Tamsin Edwards’s recent Guardian article has, however, reinvigorated the topic and Brigitte Nerlich has tried to understand the emergence and spread of such … Continue reading

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Lukewarmers

After the Global Warming Policy Foundation’s (GWPF) recent report by Nic Lewis and Marcel Crok (which is discussed in a post by Piers Forster on Ed Hawkins’s blog) there seem to be a couple of conclusions being drawn. Some see … Continue reading

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Narrowing the climate sensitivity range?

There have been a couple of recent papers presenting analyses that claim to have narrowed the likely range for equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS). One is Dessler et al. (currently a discussion paper under review) which suggests that the 500hPa tropical … Continue reading

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2017: A year in review

I’ve now been writing this blog for almost 5 years and I still don’t quite know what I’m trying to achieve, if anything. Hopefully a blog that presents a reasonable representation of our current understanding of climate science, while also … Continue reading

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We don’t even agree on the basics

I haven’t written anything for a while, mainly because I’ve been busy, but partly because I haven’t really had anything to say. I think I’m finding it harder and harder to put the effort in because I don’t quite see … Continue reading

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Tolerably tepid?

I was going to ignore Tamsin Edwards’s article in the Guardian, but there was one phrase that, I think, deserves due diligence and which – IMO – illustrates the problem with how the whole article is framed. The article was … Continue reading

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Things I thought were obvious – part 2

I know this is a little old, but Judith Curry had a post a week or so ago about whether or not climate change is a ruin problem. I wasn’t wanting to discuss it detail, but there was something in … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley: Lukewarmer

Matt Ridley has a quite remarkable article in the Times called My life as a Lukewarmer (extensive exerts here). I’ve written about Lukewarmers before, but I had not realised – until I read Matt Ridley’s article – how difficult things … Continue reading

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