Tag Archives: anthropogenic climate change

The climate of the past

Richard Alley and Gavin Schmidt, currently two of the best climate communicators, recently gave presentations at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, about how we study paleoclimate and how this understanding can help us to project what will … Continue reading

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More nonsense – sorry, nonsensus – from Richard Tol

Richard Tol apparently has a new comment about Cook et als. paper Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature. The basic motivation is that Cook et al. (2013) seem to be an outlier in the consensus … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley on fossil fuels!

Matt Ridley had an article in The Times called Africa needs to be rich – rather than green, in which he essentially argues that Africa needs fossil fuels, including coal. Admittedly, he did acknowledge his own coal interests. I realise … Continue reading

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Emergence timescale for trends in US Tropical Cyclone loss data

There’s an interesting post on RealClimate that discusses fallacies in discussing extreme weather events. It’s well worth a read. It discusses what one might expect in terms of trends in extreme weather events, and it points out – quite correctly … Continue reading

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