Tag Archives: Energy imbalance

Are feedbacks operating?

I’ve been pondering today if being anonymous means that others think it’s okay to be rude and unpleasant, or if they are simply rude and unpleasant. I’m tending towards the latter and have seen nothing to convince me otherwise. A … Continue reading

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We’ve all forgotten about the oceans!

I recently wrote a blog post about Roger Pielke Sr’s guest post on Climate etc. in which he was suggesting an alternative metric to assess global warming. Roger was essentially suggesting that we should be using the ocean heat content … Continue reading

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A two-box model

In an attempt to learn something about climate modelling, I decided to write a little two-box climate model. I found quite a lot of useful information on Tamino’s blog, Arthur Smith’s blog, Isaac Held’s blog, Lucia’s blackboard and from Kevin … Continue reading

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Judith Curry and the Ocean Heat Content

Judith Curry has a new post about Ocean heat content uncertainties. The post itself seems to just be the standard uncertainty monster rearing it’s ugly head. Maybe it is too soon to be confident about anything. Maybe there are still … Continue reading

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The missing heat

It seems that a number of people are talking about a recent Nature News Feature that discusses missing heat, or why surface temperatures have risen slowly for the last 16 years or so. An explanation for the supposed “hiatus” that … Continue reading

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Putting the atomic bombs into perspective

I’ve been trying to avoid discussing the whole comparison between atomic bombs and global warming. I initially didn’t have a problem with it as I always perceived it as an energy comparison. However, I recognise that there are aspects that … Continue reading

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And then there’s the energy imbalance

There are a few things I have been considering writing about, but since I’ve renamed the blog to be more explicitly physics orientated, I thought the first should at least reflect that change. There’s a recent paper by James Hansen … Continue reading

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