Tag Archives: Extreme events

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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Why do people give Junior such a hard time?

Roger Pielke Jr seems to receive quite a lot of criticism from some quarters for what he chooses to say about climate change, in particular the role of climate change in exacerbating (or not) damage and losses due to extreme … Continue reading

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The power of data

I watched, for my sins, a new Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) video called Extreme Weather Events & Global Warming: How Good Is The Evidence? To be fair, it was more balanced than I had expected but really just seemed … Continue reading

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