Category Archives: Comedy

No, stabilising emissions will not stabilise concentrations!

I’ve written before about stabilising temperatures; stabilising temperatures requires getting net anthropogenic emissions pretty close to zero. See, for example, this Realclimate post, or Solomon et al. (2008). Stabilising atmospheric concentrations, however, would not require getting emissions to zero, but … Continue reading

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It woz El Nino wot dunnit!

It looks likely that 2016 will end up as the warmest year in the surface temperature record. One question is whether or not the recent El Nino contributed significantly to this. As the figure on the right shows, if you … Continue reading

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Less science, more social science!

Stoat has a new post called climate science identifies the problem – it can’t tell us what to do in response and – as he says – this is pretty bleedin’ obvious. Science can clearly provide information as to how … Continue reading

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You almost couldn’t make this up

I’ve written a number of posts in which I’ve made fun of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). This is largely because a great deal of what they do is particularly silly, even if that isn’t their intent. According to … Continue reading

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Science communication

I’ve been away at a meeting for a couple of days and have been too busy to write any posts, or even think about what to write. Like Eli, however, I’m also still somewhat mystified by the consensus messaging wars. … Continue reading

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Consensus messaging – again

I’ve written before about my views with respect to consensus messaging. It seems to be a topic that divides opinion, but there was a recent paper suggesting that perceived scientific agreement is an important gateway belief, ultimately influencing public responses … Continue reading

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ECS ~1K?????

There is a new paper that is being somewhat uncritically accepted at the new Climate “Skepticism” site (and, yes, the inverted commas are necessary) and at Bishop Hill. It’s by someone called J. Ray Bates and claims to estimate climate … Continue reading

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