climate science

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I’m trying an experiment, which may be simpler for me, and perhaps more amusing too. Rather than pushing things off into the burrow, I’m going to try putting such comments in a new specially-created blog stoat-spam.blogspot.com It will contain… well, we’ll see. Some real spam, some stuff where people just won’t stop trying to have…

Cambridge half; and misc

Today was the anniversary of my glorious 1:36 in the Cambridge Half Marathon. Today, alas, I only managed 1:41 so at that rate Jules will be steaming past me before many more years have passed. I remain fairly confident of out-erging her over the distance though. Here I am with other folk from our rowing…

Eric Wolff Speaks

The Royal Soc and NAS have produced Climate Change: Evidence & Causes. From the official doc we have: The atmosphere and oceans have warmed, accompanied by sea-level rise, a strong decline in Arctic sea ice, and other climate-related changes. EWW says this in his quick intro (go on, its only 1:20, watch it) but he…

Um, so. Exciting times in the Ukraine seems to have got even more exciting. Is it possible to hope for a Happy Ending? If people will Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation then yes [*]. The Prez is fled, and the Beeb says Ukraine crisis: Crowds descend on…

Found by the lost

Um, so, it just happened that I was checking my moderation filter (can you guess why?) and the comments-held-in-moderation, which I very rarely do, and was embarrassed to find quite a few there that didn’t belong. Sifting through the piles of trash trying to sell handbags, or herbal acne remedies, or even worse in a…

In Tim Ball: turned out NN again I gloated over Tim Ball’s nth deletion, but now I have to eat humble pie because he’s been undeleted. Or rather, he’s been created from scratch. Before his partisans get too excited its worth pointing out that the keep rationales begin with Keep: Michael E. Mann called him…

This post comes about as an attempt to write down, slowly and carefully, a simple version of the “idealised GHE model“. This apparently simple concept causes lots of confusion, though mostly amongst people who want to believe there are fatal flaws at the heart of climate science. Before I go on: this is an idealised…

There’s a paper in Nurture GeoSci entitled Arctic amplification dominated by temperature feedbacks in contemporary climate models by Felix Pithan & Thorsten Mauritsen (Nature Geoscience (2014) doi:10.1038/ngeo2071). As far as I know the paper is entirely sensible, though I’ve only read the abstract. From which I quote: Feedback effects associated with temperature, water vapour and…

Science

Following the brilliant success of my attempt to explain peer review I thought I’d have a go at explaining Science next. Why restrict myself to a small canvas? Lacking confidence in such a large project, I started this post then abandoned it, but have now picked it up again, encouraged in part by ATTP’s light-hearted…

Global cooling again; via a comment on this rather dodgy page I find Stockton, C. W. and W. R. Boggess, Geohydrological implications of climate change on water resource development, Contract Report DACW 72-78-C-0031, for U. S. Army Coastal Engineering Res. Center. That isn’t P-R, but contains on p 159 a “Projected Climatic Trends” which in…