Archives for February, 2006

Whats your Mann number?

John fleck has been having fun with degrees of separation. See Erdos, Lambert and Fleck and Eight Degrees of Separation (and the comments, where we discover that Steve McI has a “Mann number” of 4). Whats mine? I can do (C+Gregory) to (Gregory and Sexton) to (Parker and Sexton) to (Parker and Folland) to (Folland…

von Storch in the blogosphere

RP has his take on the hurricane statement I mentioned last post up. I agree with most of it but not the bit about attribution; see here and don’t forget the comments. But what I wanted to note was that Hans von Storch has added some comments to RP’s post, which is interesting. I’m not…

Hurricanes update

Via the indefatigable het, I discover a new Statement on Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change, Submitted to CAS-XIV under Agenda Item 7.3 by Dr G. B. Love, Permanent Representative for Australia Prepared by the WMO/CAS Tropical Meteorology Research Program, Steering Committee for Project TC-2: Scientific Assessment of Climate Change Effects on Tropical Cyclones. February 2006.…

I don’t have access to the WSJ, but via mt on sci.env I find a suggestion that they may have seen the light on Global Warming: “I find the case for prospective greenhouse warmingto be almost beyond doubt. … “In the two major unspecialized scientific journals, Science and Nature, one has to go back about…

The cost of climate research

One of the many absurd arguments against global warming is that scientists are only in it for the money. From the comments of a recent post on RC: Scientists are people too. The money and perks available to IPCC people are extensive. If oil company scientists are unenthusiastic about GW, then it can be argued…