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Expose: David Rose does not understand baselines

Never failing to disappoint, David Rose is back with a new expose on how world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data. It refers to a paper published by Karl et al. in 2015 in which … 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

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Is it just basic physics?

Originally posted on …and Then There's Physics:
The latest critique of consensus studies is an attempt to re-analyse the data from Verheggen et al. (2014) to suggest that the consensus amongst climate scientists is only 47%, not 97%. I…

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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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Guest Post: Post-Factual Perceptions of Weather

Adversarial interactions between physical and social scientists are sometimes seen around this blog, so I’m happy to report on something different. The occasion is a new paper in the 50th anniversary issue of Sociology, flagship journal of the British Sociological … Continue reading

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Practice what you preach?

I wanted to comment briefly on a recent paper which concludes that recommendations made by climate researchers are followed when they practice what they preach. This seems pretty obvious to me; if you’re going to make specific suggestions, then people … Continue reading

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On Bullshit!

Apologies to my more sensitive readers, but I thought I would post this short video by Harry Frankfurt, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. I believe that the origin of this is quite old, but – given that he … Continue reading

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