Tag Archives: John McLean

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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John McLean, PhD?

A recent PhD thesis from James Cook University has been receiving a reasonable amount of attention on sites that either dispute anthropogenic global warming (AGW), or its significance (I won’t link to them, but you can probably find them if … Continue reading

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Come on, be more skeptical!

I popped over to Bishop Hill today – something I haven’t done for a while – and noticed that Andrew (to whom I haven’t always been particularly complementary) was promoting a new paper about clouds and global warming. The paper … Continue reading

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