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A Climateball Bingo Card

The idea of a Climateball Bingo always seemed conceptual to me, as a nifty way to refer to common contrarian talking points. But last week I found an online generator, and after a bit of work I got a real … Continue reading

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Berna’s Boat

Berna Devezer is an associate professor of marketing at the University of Idaho. When she does not tweet about her cats and about her cool readings, she is sailing on her magnificient boat: Her lines start with a Capital B, … Continue reading

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Wilfrid’s Bro

Sometimes people message me on teh tweeter. Here’s a chat from this summer, with a friend I will call Wilfrid. His lines start with a Capital, mine are lower case and in italic. * * * Willard help, my brother … Continue reading

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The Auditing Problem

Auditing leads to an open problem. Let’s try to specify it as lightly as possible. Technical notes follow the main text, they’re tagged using curly brackets, like {this note}. §1. Alvaro’s Story Alvaro wrote a piece called What’s Wrong with … Continue reading

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Richard's Decoupling

Richard did it again and forgot to say “oops”: Negative feedback was to be expected. Some argue that only by decoupling can we understand Richard’s point. Facts don’t care about feelings and all that jazz. I love thought experiments. They … Continue reading

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But RCPs

Just as I thought I was out the ClimateBall Gods pull me back in. The “but RCP” flythe club got the best of me. For the time lost I found talking points for my Bingo. More on this project in … Continue reading

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Sherelle’s Bingo Squares

Yesterday Michael Brown alterted me (see “@nevaudit”) to this contrarian editorial: As many of you already know, I am currently developing a ClimateBall Bingo. That bingo consists of squares that I identify with a “but.” The central square is “but … Continue reading

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Jens’ Bayesian Models

[W] Hello. How’s everything? [J] Things are good, thanks 🙂 Busy December, but that’s par for the course. I hope you’re well also. [W] I have the flu, but hope to survive against all odds. That’s you: https://oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/people/dr-jens-koed-madsen/ [J] Ah, … Continue reading

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Contrarian Models

We need better ClimateBall contrarians. Perhaps they need better contrarian role models. Let’s find them, if only for our own sake. Here are five of mine. Fred Rogers was a TV show producer, a comedian, an author, a puppeteer, a … Continue reading

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The GRRRRROWTH Institute

Posit an opiniator O* from the Super Wonderful Punditry think tank SWP. Deadlines displease him. The international community failed to meet so many since 1995 that such call becomes self-defeating, or so O* worries. To interpret IPCC deliverables, time for … Continue reading

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