Tag Archives: Kevin Cowtan

Long-term climate goals

There was quite a lot of coverage last year about a paper by Millar et al. which suggested that the carbon budget that would keep warming below 1.5oC was greater than had been earlier suggested. I wrote about it here, … Continue reading

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Climate sensitivity reconciled?

There’s a really interesting paper by Mark Richardson, Kevin Cowtan, Ed Hawkins, and Martin Stolpe called Reconciled climate response estimates from climate models and the energy budget of Earth. Ed already has post that explains it all very clearly, so … Continue reading

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Satellite temperatures

There have been a number of interesting recent posts elsewhere about satellite temperature. Most of this has been motivated by claims that the satellite data is the best data that we have and that it should play some kind of … Continue reading

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A better comparison

I thought I might briefly highlight the recent Cowtan et al. paper Robust comparison of climate models with observations using blended land air and ocean sea surface temperatures. As Ed Hawkins points out, it’s really an attempt to do an … 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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