Tag Archives: Milankovitch cycles

Nature Scientific Reports

Correction – 07/07/2019: I’ve been informed that the journal title is actually Scientific Reports, not Nature Scientific Reports. I’ve edited the text, but not the title. Michael Brown made me aware of a new paper in Scientific Reports by Valentina … Continue reading

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Existential threat?

I had a discussion with someone recently who asked if climate change really was an existential threat for humans. I responded that it wasn’t. However, I added that this didn’t mean that it couldn’t be severely disruptive or that it … Continue reading

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CO2 sequestration during glacial maxima

Over the last ~800000 years, the Earth has undergone a series of cycles in which it has switched from being in a glacial, with large ice sheets, into an interglacial, with small ice sheets. Known as glacial cycles, these are … Continue reading

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No, we’re not slipping into a proper ice age

Matt Ridley, who I have written about numerous times before, has a new article in The Times called global cooling is not worth shivering about, which claims that The Earth is very slowly slipping back into a proper ice age … Continue reading

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What does the Vostok ice core tell us?

Euan Mearns, who runs a blog called Energy Matters, had a post in 2014 about The Vostok ice core: Temperature CO2 and CH4. This post has apparently had 8000 reads, is probably one of the most read texts on the … Continue reading

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Forced vs Unforced Variability

This could well be another post that illustrates my ignorance, more than anything else, but maybe I’ll learn something from it, even if noone else does. I have been assuming that it was generally agreed/accepted that periods of major climate … Continue reading

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The CO2 control knob fallacy?

Judith Curry has a recent post called CO2 ‘control knob’ fallacy (?). Admittedly there is a bracketed question mark at the end, but I get the impression that Judith thinks that using the term ‘control knob’ when referring to CO2 … Continue reading

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