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95%, attribution, and all that!

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 only have two things to say about this. … 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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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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