Archives for October, 2015

Exxon speaks

Everyone is being terribly cwuel to Exxon, and they feel the need to respond. You can probably chalk that up as a success, though a minor one. On the ultimate substance I don’t feel any need to revise my previous posts: that Exxon’s climate science research was far less interesting than the stories are trying…

As it says in the good book: Junkies down in Brooklyn are going crazy They’re laughing just like hungry dogs in the street Policemen are hiding behind the skirts of little girls Their eyes have turned the color of frozen meat No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no Joan Crawford…

This year’s sea ice was unexciting. NOAA goes for “2015 Arctic sea ice fourth lowest on record” which is doubtless true. Tamino has some helpful plots, so I’ve nicked one. I’m pleased that my 2014 comment “Hopefully that too [i.e., 2012] will look like an outlier in years to come” now looks quite true. From…

Hansen et al.: RIP

[Update: Or, maybe not.] Via twitter comes news of the sad demise of “Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that 2 °C global warming is highly dangerous”; Review status: This discussion paper has been under review for the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP). A…

Frances, top weatherman

It (it? Philippe Verdier, possibly-ex-weatherman) is all a bit silly, but here’s a snapshot from the Torygraph if you like. Its the same old stuff: We are hostage to a planetary scandal over climate change – a war machine whose aim is to keep us in fear… I received a letter telling me not to…

A more than unusually obscure headline perhaps. Here’s the link. I noticed, because my watchlist contained a pile of changes like: (diff | hist) . . mb Nir Shaviv‎; 23:31:54 . . (-1)‎ . . ‎Cydebot (talk | contribs)‎ (Robot – Moving category Climate change skeptics (scientists) to Category:Climate change deniers (scientists) per CFD at…

And so it begins…

Via DA, rawstory, the Beeb reports Alaska mulls extra oil drilling to cope with climate change: Expanding the search for oil is necessary to pay for the damage caused by climate change, the Governor of Alaska has told the BBC. The state is suffering significant climate impacts from rising seas forcing the relocation of remote…

It turns out that the answer to Is Quentin Letts a tosser? is Yes. As well as that, I can find a few other articles with much the same story. Conservative Woman is remarkably silly – I think that nice David Cameron should have a quiet word – but does link to twitter which provides:

Oreskes is re-hashing the Exxon stuff again, how very dull-man-at-a-party of her. So, I won’t join her in re-hashing the reasons that much of what she is saying is wrong. But my attention was drawn to my titular sentence, where “sensible policies” was linked but – how modestly – she refrained from pointing out that…

Force F from outer space

Most normal people would have been content to have produced one game-changing theory of climate but David Evans is not a normal person. No! He has squillions of degrees from Really Prestigious universities and has, on his own, invented entire new types of Fourier analysis. So it is with no surprise – rather, with a…