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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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AGW in One GIF

An image is said to be worth a thousand words. A GIF encapsulates many images. This one may not cover all ClimateBall players said, but I like it: Which words would that GIF be worth? If you got another illustration … Continue reading

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The Popper Ratio

I hereby propose the Popper Ratio – (n.) Unit obtained by calculating the number of “popper” in a long-form text compared to the number of times Sir Karl is really cited. By “really cited” I mean (a) a quote and … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom Fighters, Philosophy for Bloggers, SpeedoScience, The philosophy of science, The scientific method | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

Frank’s New Memo

Frank Luntz issued a new memo: Frank suggests that we drop the word sustainability. According to his research, it conveys the status quo, whereas the American people demands improvement – a better, a safer, and a cleaner environment. For a … Continue reading

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Rachel’s Bike

Rachel used to hang around with us at AT’s. She also moderated the blog for a while. She runs a blog in which she talks about her life in Scotland, with a focus on living a low-carbon life, especially biking … Continue reading

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Estragon and the Expert

An abstract stakeholder’s dialog. Vladimir, or V, is the expert. Estragon is E. [V] You have cancer.[E] OK.[V] …[E] Is it curable?[V] Yes, I guess.[E] …[V] …[E] How?[V] There’s A or B.[E] What would you suggest.[V] If you do A … Continue reading

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Jonathan’s Funk

[The following is the second part of my chat with Jonathan. First part is here.] nowhmm, i need to find back eric‘s questionwhat is a reasonable number for how much of the american electrical grid could become renewable in the … Continue reading

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Jonathan’s Carrot and Stick

Jonathan Gilligan is Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University, or so starts his media blurb. To me, Jonathan is the ClimateBall fellow I met at Keith’s ages ago. … Continue reading

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Mario’s Room

Marie Kondo might be onto something. Her method inspires millions to unclutter homes and lives. She divides belongings into five categories: clothes, books, papers, miscellanea, and mementos. (So much the worse for artisans and musicians.) After having gathered each item … Continue reading

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Only Connect

You may have heard of the cumulative temperature increases plateauing between 1998 and 2013. “But Da Paws” was all the rage around 2012 in the Contrarian Matrix – recall for instance when David Rose became Judy’s megaphone. Then it subsided: … Continue reading

Posted in ClimateBall, Contrarian Matrix, Judith Curry, Watts Up With That | Tagged , , , , , | 109 Comments