Tag Archives: surface temperature

The Virial Theorem

I had another brief Twitter discussion with Ned Nikolov, whose paper I discussed in this post. Ned seems to think that there is no atmospheric greenhouse effect and that the enhanced surface temperature is due to atmospheric pressure somehow enhancing … Continue reading

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The impact of the “hiatus”?

Tamino has an interesting post about the recent slowdown in surface warming. His post essentially points out that if you consider a long enough time interval, it’s pretty hard to find evidence for a slowdown. I do think we have … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on internal variability

Given that there’s been some discussion about internal variability in my previous post, and because there seems to have been interest elsewhere, I thought I would post some thoughts. A paper I was reading recently is Internal variability of Earth’s … Continue reading

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The Oceans can save us!

Although I don’t really feel like explicitly debunking what I see on some “skeptic” sites (Sou does enough for all of us 🙂 ) I do sometimes, to my eternal regret, read them. I recently came across a standard argument … Continue reading

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We’ve all forgotten about the oceans!

I recently wrote a blog post about Roger Pielke Sr’s guest post on Climate etc. in which he was suggesting an alternative metric to assess global warming. Roger was essentially suggesting that we should be using the ocean heat content … 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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Statistically derived human influences

I came across a paper today that I thought I might highlight here. It’s in Nature Geosciences, the authors are Francisco Estrada, Pierre Perron & Benjamin Martinez-Lopez, and the paper is called Statistically derived contributions of diverse human influences to … Continue reading

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