Tag Archives: Extreme events

It’s complicated, and it’s coupled

Matt Ridley, whose writings I’ve discussed before, has a new article in The Times called we are more than a match for hurricanes, that essentially argues that [w]hether or not tropical storms are becoming fiercer, our growing wealth and ingenuity … Continue reading

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A brief roundup: the BBC and OMICS

I guess the big news yesterday was the BBC Radio 4 Today show interviews with Al Gore and Nigel Lawson. If you want to listen, the broadcast is here. Al Gore is on at about 1h10m and Nigel Lawson is … Continue reading

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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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Extreme events

I had thought of writing about Hansen’s recent paper, but I’m not really sure what to say about it. I did read some of the reviews – Thorne, Archer, Ruddiman – and, unsurprisingly, there appear to be some valid criticisms. … Continue reading

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Attribution

Given the extreme precipitation and flooding that’s been experienced in some parts of the world recently, I thought I would comment briefly on the issue of attribution. Clearly the El Niño has played an important role in these extreme weather … Continue reading

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A few thoughts

I’m finishing teaching on one course, and starting on another, so it’s been a pretty hectic week, and I haven’t really had a chance to write anything. Before I do the (hopefully) final part of my drawing down atmospheric CO2 … Continue reading

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