Archives for February, 2007

…but also about global warming. See here. And also Lubos’s blog. And what did he have to say? President Klaus also expressed his opinion on the recent finding of the UN scientific panel on global warming. In his opinion, warming is a myth. Oh dear, not a very good start. Václav Klaus: I don’t see…

Yes, clouds and cosmic rays are back, via the indefatiguable Svensmark, at arXiv. But excitingly there is an Antarctic twist, in that the clouds connection explains the “Antarctic climate anomaly, ie why Antarctic and rest-of-work are out of sync. Errrm, but are they? Its a common idea during glacial periods, but Svensmark wants it to…

Its probably a measure of how accepted the bulk of the AR4 SPM is, that the most interesting discussion about it seems to center around the sea level rise uncertainty ranges. There does indeed seem to be some confusion here… RP Jr explores this, and points out that it would have been nice had the…

In my rapid skim of the junk that the Independent put out, I missed the classic I’ve just used as a headline. Hat tip to Coby for actually reading the stuff. To quote Coby: It makes James Inhofe sound reasonable. And that’s no small feat!

Why do Science in Antarctica?

Nature, in the course of editorialising on the vast waste of money that is the US return to the moon plan (although they don’t say that), sez, making the analogy with the return to the South Pole in the IGY: since humanity’s return to the South Pole, Antarctic science has been central to the great…

From the washington post on the AR4: Global Warming Unstoppable, Report Says. Hmmm. Which is worse? The press reporting the skeptics saying GW isn’t happening / isn’t human / isn’t a problem. Or the press telling us we’re all doomed already (so may as well drive those SUVs and crank up the AC…). “It’s not…

Batblog

Tired of AR4? Then read Russ’s blog about aircraft instrumentation down at Rothera.

Lord Monckton seems to have decided that he is an expert on climate change, and has released his own review of the SPM. Such fun. He starts: FIGURES in the final draft of the UN’s fourth five-year report on climate change show that the previous report, in 2001, had overestimated the human influence on the…

Call me an old grump but the SPM for the IPCC AR4 report wasn’t terribly exciting. Which was, perhaps no great surprise: having read the draft chapters, or at least skimmed them, it was clear that nothing revolutionary was going to appear. They throw in the phrase Warming of the climate system is unequivocal which…

Censorship fun!

James Annan, via Tom Adams, finds that the White House search engine has hits on “global warming” deliberately removed. Such fun. Since they are almost bound to get embarassed by this and fix it, the current result for searching the Whitehouse is: Search whitehouse.gov by keyword Results for: “global warming” 1 results found, sorted by…