Archives for August, 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…

Roger down the Curry hole?

RP Jr is doing weird stuff – well, he’s doing what he’s done before: misunderstanding the science, in a very fundamental way, and then arguing tendentiously in a desperate attempt to throw enough confusion in the air to hide his original error. JA has the details. Come on RP: just say sorry and admit your…

Theory / obs, again

Shamelessly stolen from mt. [Yes, I’ve been on holiday, but I’m back now. Prepare to be bored by my holiday snaps!] Refs * Vilnius mayor crushes car parked in cycle lane

Stone the crows

Well, the riots. And whilst Harry Hutton, as usual, talks a great deal of sense, the sense of surprise remains. The beak makes some good early points; initial reports were very vague; but it now looks like only the police fired. Which really doesn’t help. Part of the recent phone hacking stuff has been yet…

Idolo

BTW, if you want a laugh, go to http://judithcurry.com/2011/08/04/carbon-cycle-questions/. When you’ve stopped laughing (or despairing, if you thought her saveable) at her puffing twaddle, scroll down a fraction and read “Moderation note: this is a technical thread, comments will be moderated for relevance.” Then read the first comment: “Thank you, thank you, Professor Curry, for…