Tag Archives: Climate change

Weather, or climate change?

I start teaching again tomorrow, so it’s going to be a busy few months and posting will probably be light. I also don’t really have much to say at the moment, but that will probably change :-). I did, however, … Continue reading

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The attribution question

It seems as though the issue of trying to attribute an anthropogenic influence to an extreme weather event is controversial on a number of levels. It sometimes seems to divide even those who largely agree, and almost always produces a … Continue reading

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Why are carbon taxes so low?

I came across a post by Joseph Heath, called why are carbon taxes so low (H/T Willard). I found it very interesting, because it clarified (for me, at least) why some people probably hold the views that they do. I … Continue reading

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Planetary Energy Imbalance

I’m on a train heading to a meeting, and so, to move on from the whole Brexit saga, I thought I would briefly highlight this recent paper that provides an [Improved] estimate of Earth’s energy imbalance. It uses ocean heat … Continue reading

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The calibre of climate “skepticism”

I’ve been largely staying out of the blog wars, but thought I might delve back in for a while and highlight a relatively new venture in climate “skepticism”. It’s a blog called Climate Skepticism and is run by a number … Continue reading

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On transparency

A while ago I wrote a post about a Nature commentary on Research Integrity and transparency, by Stephan Lewandowsky and Dorothy Bishop. Warren Pearce and colleagues wrote a brief response and have since expanded on this in a blog post. … Continue reading

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Physicists!

There’s a classic xkcd cartoon (on the right) that is meant to illustrate the arrogance of physicists. As one myself I, of course, think it’s a gross generalisation, but there is certainly an element of truth, as illustrated by the … Continue reading

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