Category Archives: Michael Mann

RCP8.5 – another update

In case anyone is interested, Zeke Hausfather and Glen Peters have a Nature comment about the whole RCP8.5 issue. Unfortunately, they used misleading in the title, which seems to have produced an unfortunate headline on a BBC article. Otherwise, Zeke … Continue reading

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Recursive climateball

I noticed on Twitter that Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) has got people talking, again, about controversies based on emails from almost 20 years ago. Rather than delving into it too much myself, I thought I would just post the … Continue reading

Posted in Anthony Watts, ClimateBall, Michael Mann, Sound Science (tm), Steven McIntyre, The philosophy of science, The scientific method, Watts Up With That | Tagged , , , , | 117 Comments

20 years of hockey sticks

I wrote this post and then, after a discussion with Kevin Anchukaitis on Twitter, I took it down. I was tempted to not repost it, but thought I’d rewrite bits and have another go. I keep forgetting how controversial this … Continue reading

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Prior knowledge

Something I have been bothered about for some time now, is how we best discuss climate change in the context of extreme events. Given the devastation from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, damaging floods in South Asia and Nigeria, and the … Continue reading

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Doomsday scenarios

There’s been a bit of a furore over an article called The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells. The goal was clearly to investigate some of the extreme scenarios, but – unfortunately – the article got a number of things wrong … Continue reading

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Toys, pram, out!

It seems that Roger Pielke Jr is having a bit of a rant on Twitter about an interview Michael Mann gave about the recent Congressional Hearings. He accuses Michael Mann of lying about him and also suggests that he might … Continue reading

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Hearing about climate science and the scientific method

I’ve been travelling and so haven’t really had much chance to keep up with what’s going on. I have, however, finally managed to watch the Congressional Hearing on Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications and the Scientific Method. It was all … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Climate sensitivity, ClimateBall, Global warming, Judith Curry, Michael Mann, The philosophy of science, The scientific method, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 84 Comments

Another hockey stick

Realclimate has already covered this, so I won’t say much, but there is a recent paper (Kopp et al. 2016) that does a sea level reconstruction for the past almost 3000 years. The key figure is below, with the red … Continue reading

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Climateball(TM): re-energised

Apart from writing some blog posts here (and thanks to MT and others, I’ve had to write fewer than normal) I’ve largely been staying out of the whole online climate debate; ignoring the ClimateballTM mantra that the only losing move … Continue reading

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Michael Mann and Bill Maher

Given that some are promoting a despicable book about Michael Mann (you can read Greg Laden or Sou’s posts if you want some context) I thought I might post this recent Bill Maher interview with Michael Mann. It’s short and … Continue reading

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