Tag Archives: Clouds

John McLean, PhD?

A recent PhD thesis from James Cook University has been receiving a reasonable amount of attention on sites that either dispute anthropogenic global warming (AGW), or its significance (I won’t link to them, but you can probably find them if … Continue reading

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Galactic cosmic rays

There’s a recent Nature Communications paper by Svensmark et al. called [i]ncreased ionization supports growth of aerosols into cloud condensation nuclei. The basic idea is that cosmic rays (energetic particles typically accelerated by shock waves) can influence the growth of … Continue reading

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New albedo paper?

I was wondering if anyone had any insight into the recent paper by Stephens et al. on the albedo of the Earth. Judith Curry thinks the paper is profound. Andrew Montford and Roger Pielke Sr apparently think it is a … Continue reading

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Come on, be more skeptical!

I popped over to Bishop Hill today – something I haven’t done for a while – and noticed that Andrew (to whom I haven’t always been particularly complementary) was promoting a new paper about clouds and global warming. The paper … Continue reading

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