Archives for April, 2008

Suppose you read a press release that started… Bleak first results from the world’s largest climate change experiment and continued Greenhouse gases could cause global temperatures to rise by more than double the maximum warming so far considered likely by the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), according to results from the world’s largest climate…

Well, we knew that anyway, but there is some more stuff out on it, says the BBC: The Svensmark hypothesis is that when the solar wind is weak, more cosmic rays penetrate to Earth. That creates more charged particles in the atmosphere, which in turn induces more clouds to form, cooling the climate. The solar…

Allegre gets ripped up

Liberation blog says Il est fondé sur des contreverités factuelles impardonnables pour un scientifique censé respecter un minimum de règles éthiques dans sa communication avec le public (thanks, R). I think they’ve ripped off their fig (a) from someone elses blog, but can’t remember whose.

Snow

I can report a definite downwards temperature trend: this year, Easter was much colder than last year. But thats because we went visiting in the Lakes. I heartily recommend having a relative living there; better still, live there yourself. Here we see an igloo and inhabitant. And the view from Knott on the Caldbeck fells,…