Archives for August 22, 2011

Mann vindicated, yet again

In not-very-exciting news just in National Science Foundation vindicates Michael Mann. Or you can read Romm’s version. [Well, who would have guessed it? This non-news really riles the denialists and the trolls. To be open, I knew it was troll-bait but couldn’t resist. And perhaps it is useful to see just how badly broken the…

I’ve said before (and correctly sourced the original observation to JA) that atmospheric methane is way below its IPCC scenarios (which of course leads to a lower forcing). There is a recent thing in Nature that may explain this: Atmospheric methane (CH4) increased through much of the twentieth century, but this trend gradually weakened until…