Tag Archives: climate science

Matt Ridley’s lecture

I thought I might make some points about Matt Ridley’s recent lecture. There are two general points I want to make. Matt Ridley might have a PhD (DPhil technically) and he might have published some papers in the 1980s, but … Continue reading

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Less science, more social science!

Stoat has a new post called climate science identifies the problem – it can’t tell us what to do in response and – as he says – this is pretty bleedin’ obvious. Science can clearly provide information as to how … Continue reading

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Gergis et al.

There’s an interesting article in the Conversation by Joëlle Gergis in which she discusses the saga around a paper they initially tried to publish in 2012. The basic story seems to be that there was an error that was only … Continue reading

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Socially constructed silence?

There’s an interesting article discussing some research that seems to suggest that there is a socially constructed silence. The basic suggestion seems to be that [t]he scientific community is profoundly uncomfortable with the storm of political controversy that climate research … Continue reading

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Physics

One of the nice things about physics (well, I like it) is that you can often quantify things by making basic back-of-the-envelope calculations. Maybe a classic example of this is David MacKay’s book about renewable energy called Sustainable energy – … Continue reading

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Guest post: Invitation to participate in a PhD research project on climate blogging

As should be obvious if you read the post, this is a guest post by a PhD student who is looking for people who comment at, or read, scientist-produced climate blogs, to volunteer to be interviewed as part of his … Continue reading

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A better comparison

I thought I might briefly highlight the recent Cowtan et al. paper Robust comparison of climate models with observations using blended land air and ocean sea surface temperatures. As Ed Hawkins points out, it’s really an attempt to do an … Continue reading

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