Tag Archives: anthropogenic

Hmmm, entering a cooling phase?

I thought I would briefly comment on a recent paper by McCarthy et al. called Ocean impact on decadal Atlantic climate variability revealed by sea-level observations. The paper seems to be suggesting that the Atlantic MultiDecadal Oscillation (AMO) may be … Continue reading

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Climate change by numbers

I watched the much-hyped BBC4 show climate change by numbers and thought it was pretty good. It covered 3 basic numbers; why we think global surface temperatures have risen by 0.85oC since 1880, why we’re 95% (or more) sure that … Continue reading

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“More than half” is the same as “> 50%”!

A while ago Judith Curry wrote a rather confusing post about the IPCC’s attribution statement (that more than 50% of the warming since 1950 was anthropogenic). Gavin Schmidt responded on RealClimate, and Judith Curry has been promising to respond to … Continue reading

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There’s no such thing as natural warming!

Okay, not quite, but bear with me. This post is really just a response to those who seem to be suggesting that half of the warming between 1970 and 2000 could be natural, rather than anthropogenic. See my earlier post … Continue reading

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On the coming El Nino

Given that I’ve written about this before I thought I may as well post this short video of Kevin Trenberth talking about the possibility of an El Niño later this year. According to Kevin Trenberth, it’s not so much if … Continue reading

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Some comments on Judith Curry’s EPW testimony

After a peaceful couple of weeks, I managed to write a post yesterday about Curry vs Mann that caused another minor Twitter storm. It was the normal infantile tweets from the usual suspect, and I didn’t get to see them … Continue reading

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95% and things

I notice that the deadline for the submission to the UK government’s IPCC inquiry has passed. I didn’t submit anything; partly because I just forgot, and partly because I’m still just an anonymous blogger and doing so would seem to … Continue reading

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