A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for April, 2010

Last week I was interviewed by Ki Mae Heussner for an article on ACBNews.com. That article can be viewed here. Anyone coming here from there via the “How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic” link, it was incomplete, click here. I think that in the broader scheme of “science says sky is blue, Republicans disagree”…

Another week of GW News, April 18, 2010

Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup

[UPDATE: readers should be aware of a correction on the source site. The best estimate of CO2 is in fact 150,000 tons per day, not 7400, with a possible maximum of 300,000 tons per day. So the graphic is much less compelling, but the story of Joe vs the Volcano is not affected.] Even if…

Falsifying theories

Climate denialists are fond of arguments regarding the falsifying of hypotheses. There are two main thrusts they use here, (ironically enough mutually exclusive thrusts**). The first is that global warming is an “unfalsifiable” theory and therefore not a true scientific construct. I don’t recall any good example essays making this point to link to (maybe…

Another week of GW News, April 11, 2010

Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup

(OT) That hopey changey thing

One more reason Barack Obama should change his slogan from “Change you can believe in” to “Token gestures and nice words so you can shut up for a while.” Sorry, but he is a monumental and tragic disappointment who has squandered a truly historic oportunity. IMO

Here is a fascinating exchange between George Monbiot and Steve Easterbrook exploring the larger issues behind the recent Swifthacking of CRU email (aka ClimateGate). Steve makes an excellent presentation of the case for what happens to be my personal view on this mess, namely that the media has failed in a major and tragic way…

When to doubt a doubt

[editor’s note: an initial name confusion had the orignal version of this article referring to Jay Rogers instead of the actual author of the AEI piece Jay Richards. This has been fixed and as well a no longer relevant paragraph has been removed. Apologies for any confusion.] [Preliminary Note: Coby asked me to edit this…

A commenter here a couple of months ago posted a link to a truly great resource of paleoclimate proxy reconstructions covering various time periods all including the time of the Medieval Warm Period, or MWP. The MWP was a time of generally warmer temperatures in the North Atlantic region lasting from roughly 950AD to 1250AD.…