Tag Archives: Bishop-Hill

The BBC’s lack of balance

Just discovered that a new BBC Scotland news programme (The Nine) decided that it would invite Andrew Montford on to discuss the Youth Strike for Climate. Fortunately, no one else was willing to appear with him, so the segment didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in ClimateBall, Global warming, Policy | Tagged , , , , , , | 92 Comments

ECS ~1K?????

There is a new paper that is being somewhat uncritically accepted at the new Climate “Skepticism” site (and, yes, the inverted commas are necessary) and at Bishop Hill. It’s by someone called J. Ray Bates and claims to estimate climate … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Climate sensitivity, ClimateBall, Comedy, Global warming, Satire | Tagged , , , , , , , | 332 Comments

A little surprised it took this long

After writing about the Terence Mills affair I popped across to Bishop Hill to point out that Mill’s ideas were mostly nonsense. This then lead to a rather lengthy exchange about me posting comments during working hours (I think it … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, ClimateBall, Science, Universities | Tagged , , , , | 293 Comments

Science communication: an illustration in irony?

There’s a new paper on public understanding of science called Communicating science in public controversies: Strategic considerations of the German climate scientists. Andrew Montford has already concluded that: scientivists have so completely corrupted the field that it is now largely … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, ClimateBall, Science | Tagged , , , , | 122 Comments

Sensitivity to cumulative emissions

Something I’ve mentioned here quite regularly is the idea that warming depends roughly linearly on cumulative (total) emissions. This is slightly counter intuitive, in that warming depends logarithmically on atmospheric CO2 concentration. The reason is essentially that it incorporates climate … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Climate sensitivity, ClimateBall, Global warming, IPCC, Judith Curry, Science | Tagged , , , , , , | 202 Comments

A (stupid) $100000 bet

I was going to ignore this, but since this is a blog and I’ve nothing better to write about, I thought I would comment on Doug Keenan’s $100000 challenge. If you want some insights into Doug Keenan, Richard Telford’s blog … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, ClimateBall, Comedy, Science | Tagged , , , , , , | 134 Comments

Drawing down atmospheric CO2 – part 1

A few days ago, I was somewhat less than civil in response to a comment by Nic Lewis, which then lead to a typically juvenile post on Bishop Hill. It was, though, quite amusing to have Anthony Watts complaining about … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Climate sensitivity, ClimateBall, Science | Tagged , , , | 18 Comments