Category Archives: Climate sensitivity

Not even giving physicists a bad name!

When I’m trying to have a bit of a dig at physicists (of which I’m one) who think they somehow know better than climate scientists, I’ll post the cartoon on the right. When I came across this interview with William … Continue reading

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Guest post: Do ‘propagation of error calculations’ invalidate climate model projections?

This is sort of a guest post by Patrick Brown. Patrick contacted me to ask if I’d be willing to highlight a video that he made to discuss a suggestion, by someone called Pat Frank, that ‘propagation of error calculations’ … Continue reading

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The warmest year…again

I haven’t, yet, written anything about 2016 becoming the warmest year in record. That’s partly because it appears to have been virtually certain that it would be for a few months now, and partly because it’s been extensively covered elsewhere. … Continue reading

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Public criticism

I came across an article about media and the game of climate change denialism. The basic message is that the media should better reflect the nuances in the climate change debate and should avoid presenting it as a debate between … Continue reading

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Prospects for narrowing ECS bounds

I was just going to briefly mention a new paper by Stevens, Sherwood, Bony and Webb in which they present [p]rospects for narrowing bounds on Earth’s equilibrium climate sensitivity. The basic argument is similar to what has – at times … Continue reading

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Non-linear climate sensitivity

Rather strangely, the recent Science Advances paper Nonlinear climate sensitivity and its implications for future greenhouse warming, that’s been getting some attention recently, made it into our Journal Club today (and it had nothing to do with me). It’s, consequently, … Continue reading

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Sea surface warming and cloud feedbacks

I wrote a post a while agoe about a paper that was suggesting that the reason for the difference between the observationally-based estimates for climate sensitivity, and other estimates, was that the pattern of sea surface temperatures can produce different … Continue reading

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