Tag Archives: Physics

A physicist for president?

Jim Al’Khalili has an article in Scientific American called [a] physicist for president? Jim is a physicist, so he’s probably being somewhat provactive. Also, he’s mostly arguing for someone who applies the scientific method to thinking and decision-making and is … Continue reading

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The GWPF is funny

Well, no, not really, but sometimes all you can do is larf. They’ve released a new report called Statistical forecasting: How fast will future warming be?. It is by Terence Mills, a statistics professor who specialises in Time Series analysis, … Continue reading

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Guest post: Some thoughts on Climate Modeling

This is guest post by Michael Tobis, partly motivated by some discussions we’ve had about modelling. In particular, the difference between modelling in the physical sciences, and modelling in other research areas. My personal – and not entirely ill-informed – … Continue reading

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You can’t negotiate with Physics

In the comments on my previous post Rachel mentioned a recent article by Bill McKibben called we can’t negotiate over the physics of climate change. Given that he makes an argument that’s similar to what I’ve said myself, I should … Continue reading

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STS vs Physics

There’s an interesting discussion taking place in the comments on a Making Science Public guest post – by Philip Moriarty – called Science is not what you want it to be. This issue seems to relate to the significance of … Continue reading

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Judith Curry and the Ocean Heat Content

Judith Curry has a new post about Ocean heat content uncertainties. The post itself seems to just be the standard uncertainty monster rearing it’s ugly head. Maybe it is too soon to be confident about anything. Maybe there are still … Continue reading

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And then there’s the energy imbalance

There are a few things I have been considering writing about, but since I’ve renamed the blog to be more explicitly physics orientated, I thought the first should at least reflect that change. There’s a recent paper by James Hansen … Continue reading

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