Tag Archives: Natural variability

The length of the “pause”?

In a recent post, Judith Curry highlighted a new paper by Shaun Lovejoy called Return periods of global climate fluctuations and the pause. This is a follow-up of an earlier paper that concluded that the probability of a centennial scale … Continue reading

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What does Judith mean by natural?

Gavin Schmidt recently addressed Judith Curry’s 50:50 argument in a Realclimate post. In Judith’s response (which doesn’t really say much) she finishes with, I do regard the emerging realization of the importance of natural variability to be an existential threat … Continue reading

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There’s no such thing as natural warming!

Okay, not quite, but bear with me. This post is really just a response to those who seem to be suggesting that half of the warming between 1970 and 2000 could be natural, rather than anthropogenic. See my earlier post … Continue reading

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Understanding the “pause”

I thought I might briefly highlight a recent paper that tries to understand what some call “the pause”, but which isn’t really a “pause” as nothing has actually stopped. The paper is Natural variability, radiative forcing and climate response in … Continue reading

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I also don’t get Judith’s logic

John Nielsen-Gammon has an article called your logic escapes me. It’s about Judith Curry’s testimony to the US Senate’s EPW committee (that I discussed here). I recommend reading the article yourself; it’s very good. Basically, Judith was presenting evidence that … Continue reading

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Watt about the most ironic post title of them all?

Watts Up With That (WUWT) has a new post called Climate persuasion – or how to ignore data and influence people. I had to laugh when I read this post title since if anyone asked me to describe WUWT in … Continue reading

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Watt a somewhat poorly written abstract and introduction?

So, I was going to have a break and stop writing, but clearly I don’t know when to give up. I’ve also just noticed that this will be my 150th post since I started in April. That’s either impressive, or … Continue reading

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Natural variability

I wrote a little while ago about the Dutch advice to the IPCC. It was quite an interesting document as it appeared quite critical of the IPCC. In particular it suggested that the IPCC should, more explicitly, address natural climate … Continue reading

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