Global Warming

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September 2013 Open Thread

The thread, there is more.

Matt Ridley’s first response to my post about his failed prediction was denial: I did not write for the Globe and Mail in 1993 let alone about climate! Then he moved onto stage 3, bargaining: global av temp (ignoring pinatubo drop) is about 0.2C above 1991 level after 22 yrs – so I was spot…

Matt Ridley, in The Globe and Mail, 31 Dec 1993. Global warming, too, has shot its bolt, now that the scientific consensus has settled down on about a degree of temperature increase over a century-that is, little more than has taken place in the past century. Actually, the scientific consensus at the time, as summarised…

The Australian is notorious for its attacks on climate science and its hypersensitivity to criticism, so this segment on the Science Show on the psychology of the rejection of climate science where this Maurice Newman opinion piece in the Australian was (correctly) described as “drivel” was pretty well guaranteed to draw lots of responses. So…

Sea level rise acceleration

You only have to look at the graph below showing sea level rise since 1880 to see that it has accelerated from about 1mm/year at the end of the 19th century to about 3mm/year at present.(from CSIRO). If you take a closer look at recent sea level rise you’ll see that it has been very…

Maurice Newman, former chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, has the necessary lack of scientific qualifications to write about climate science in The Australian (Google “Losing their religion as evidence cools off”): So when in 1969 Paul Ehrlich claimed because of global cooling it was an even-money bet whether England would survive until the year…

Shameless self-promotion

Nominate Tim for a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching and Supervision Excellence.

Watch Peter Sinclair’s latest video:

Monckton and the Mob

Gareth Renowden tells the story of Monckton and the Mob.

Death threat denial

Even when we have video of a death threat there are those who try to deny that scientists have been threatened. Like, oh, The Australian. Media Watch reports on media coverage of death threats on climate scientists: One news outlet comes out of it, in our opinion, almost unscathed: Fairfax Media’s The Canberra Times. The…