Tag Archives: global surface temperatures

Why do we do research?

I thought I would briefly comment a little more about the claims made in John McLean’s thesis. Something to bear in mind is why we do research. Essentially, research is very simply about trying to understand something; to answer some … Continue reading

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Guest post: On Baselines and Buoys

One of the key criticisms of Karl et al. (2015) is that it used a dataset that adjusted buoy data up to ship data – the suggestion being that, in doing so, they produced more apparent warming than if the … Continue reading

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Explaining the “pause”

There have been a number of recent posts discussing the supposed “pause” in the rise in global surface temperatures. For example, RealClimate, Tamino, and a guest post on Ed Hawkins’s blog. I thought it only right that I should add … Continue reading

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Curry for dinner

This is a guess post by VTG Judith Curry has posted a short summary(1) of her recent talk sponsored by the George Marshall Institute, attempting to put the case for adaptation rather than mitigation. In the somewhat tortured semantics of … Continue reading

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John Cook and the atomic bombs

John Cook, who writes the Skeptical Science blog, has been criticised – in a blog article called Media Fail: John Cook’s Atom Bombs – for comparing global warming to atomic bombs. This Media Fail post is actually referring to an … Continue reading

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Sympathy for the climate models?

There was a comment on one of my previous posts suggesting that I should stop being “sympathetic” towards climate models since, without criticism, climate scientists will never put any effort into correcting the problems with their models. The suggestion being … Continue reading

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