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Climateball, GWPF style

I came across a Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) post called climate scientists shoot the messenger. That it’s from the Forum, rather than the Foundation, may be relevant. It discusses the recent Millar et al. paper (that I discussed here … Continue reading

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Clutching at straws GWPF style

Since I have a few minutes spare I thought I would highlight another laugh aloud post from the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF). It’s about Arctic sea ice growing back to 2006 levels. Wow, amazing, what a turnaround after spending … 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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The GWPF doesn’t get the joke?

One of the running jokes at the moment is that the “skeptic” argument will change from “no warming since 1998” to “no warming since 2016”. It’s really meant to be mocking the typical “skeptic” misunderstanding of this basic issue: if … Continue reading

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The GWPF is funny

Well, no, not really, but sometimes all you can do is larf. They’ve released a new report called Statistical forecasting: How fast will future warming be?. It is by Terence Mills, a statistics professor who specialises in Time Series analysis, … Continue reading

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Is the GWPF ‘avin a larf – again?

I’ve been doing quite a lot of cycling during our holiday, and today cycled over Duke’s Pass (a classic Scottish cycling route, apparently) and then cycled back around the Loch on the banks of which we’re staying. Very nice, but … Continue reading

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Is the GWPF avin’ a larf?

I know I should really ignore these things, but not only is the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) taken seriously by some, my incredulity also tends to win out. The latest in my they can’t really have said that, can … Continue reading

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A new logo for the GWPF

Brigitte Nerlich had a recent article on the Making Science Public blog about how to do things with GIFs. In particular, how they can be used in online science communication. The article also made it into other magazines, such as … Continue reading

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No, Hansen wasn’t wrong!

It’s 30 years since James Hansen testified before the US Congress about climate change. In the same year, he published a paper that produced some forecasts. I wasn’t going to write about this as there are a number of articles … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Crappiness

Let’s take stock. Computers and codes are in shambles. The Law is broken. Schools are useless to most. Sports are dope. Most jobs are absurd. Administrations are plagued. We already are living in a boring dystopia. Yet here we are. Most scientific … Continue reading

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