Category Archives: Satire

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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Propagation of nonsense – part II

I thought I would look again at Pat Frank’s paper that we discussed in the previous post. Essentially Pat Frank argues that the surface temperature evolution under a change in forcing can be described as where is an enhancement factor … Continue reading

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The Black Knight

I’ve been engaging in some discussions with people I shall politely call climate “skeptics”. It struck me that it’s a bit like the classic Black Knight scene from Monty Python. Start off being polite and complimentary. The resonse is unpleasant … Continue reading

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Between conflation and denial

I’m on my way back from Cambridge, where I had a very pleasant evening with our Stoatness. I also happened to have a look at Climate etc., where Judith is promoting a new paper by Peter Tangney, a Lecturer at … Continue reading

Posted in ClimateBall, Comedy, Policy, Politics, Pseudoscience, Research, Satire | Tagged , , , , , | 340 Comments

John McLean, PhD?

A recent PhD thesis from James Cook University has been receiving a reasonable amount of attention on sites that either dispute anthropogenic global warming (AGW), or its significance (I won’t link to them, but you can probably find them if … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, ClimateBall, Global warming, Pseudoscience, Satire, The scientific method | Tagged , , , , , , , | 112 Comments

A challenge for my readers

John Cook and colleagues have new paper out about [d]econstructing climate misinformation to identify reasoning errors. The basic idea is to inoculat[e] against misinformation by explaining the fallacious reasoning within misleading denialist claims. and to [o]ffer a strategy based on … Continue reading

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Clutching at straws GWPF style

Since I have a few minutes spare I thought I would highlight another laugh aloud post from the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF). It’s about Arctic sea ice growing back to 2006 levels. Wow, amazing, what a turnaround after spending … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, ClimateBall, Comedy, Research, Satire, Science, The philosophy of science, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 61 Comments