Tag Archives: energy budget

I’m confused about Kummer & Dessler

I wrote a post recently about the new Kummer & Dessler paper on Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS). It was based on the earlier work of Shindell et al. (2014). The basic premise is that more land mass in the northern … Continue reading

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Energy budget estimates explicitly using feedbacks

This post was partly motivated by Michael Tobis’s recent post in which he rebuts a doom-monger by pointing out that feedbacks can’t really produce some kind of runaway process in the next few decades, and by my uncertainty as to … Continue reading

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Ocean heat content and sea surface temperatures

I had a number of interesting Twitter conversations today and thought I would write about one of them. It started with me retweeting something from Andy Revkin which showed the NOAA ocean heat content, down to a depth of 2000m, … Continue reading

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Being a “warmist”

I was a little ticked-off that someone, who made what appeared to be a reasonably pleasant comment on my blog, later referred to me, on their blog, as a “warmist”. It’s not that there is anything fundamentally rude about the … Continue reading

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