Tag Archives: NASA

Estimating eta-Earth

I had a doctor’s appointment this afternoon, so thought I would work from home this morning and then planned to take the rest of the afternoon off to play golf with a colleague. However, I also played football earlier this … Continue reading

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The Earth from Saturn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has taken an image of the Earth, through the rings of Saturn. I don’t think I really need to say anything more.

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Thousands of exoplanets!

I was quoted in the newspaper today. One problem with talking to journalists, is that you don’t always know quite how they’re going to represent what you said, or – even – if you’re going to end up having said … Continue reading

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A poignant essay

Although I find this a rather uncomfortable topic, I thought it well worth highlighting an article by Piers Sellers in which he discusses his thoughts about climate change, given that he has just been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. … Continue reading

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Critically analysing horse shit

I commented recently that a potential issue with the new Climate Change National Forum (CCNF) Fact Checker is that some articles are such nonsense that it would be not unlike trying to critically analyse a pile of horse shit. The … Continue reading

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Paws for thought!

To follow up on my Pause for thought? post, I thought I might highlight a video that Brigitte mentioned in one of the comments. The issue I have with using the term “pause”, when referring to the slowdown in surface … Continue reading

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Watt about the failure of the climate models?

There is an interesting news item in Nature about how an attempt to do short-term climate modelling has been largely unsuccessful. The article says In preparation for the IPCC report, the first part of which is due out in September, … Continue reading

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Owen Patterson – Secretary for the Environment?????

So this has already been covered by Skeptical Science, so I’ll only make a brief comment. Owen Patterson – the UK Secretary for the Environment – on Question Time last night, apparently said the climate’s been going up and down … Continue reading

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Happer and Schmitt

I wrote a post a while ago about William Happer’s calculation of how long it would take to get a 6oC rise in surface temperatures. The calculation was simplistic and the assumptions didn’t seem to be based on current scientific … Continue reading

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Watt about the Neanderthals?

Watts Up With That (WUWT) is up in arms that James Hansen, in an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, referred to the Canadian government as Neanderthals. To be fair, he was asked how he would describe the government with … Continue reading

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