Monthly Archives: March 2014

IPCC AR5 WG2 Report – draft SPM

by Judith Curry

The WG2 Report will be officially released on Monday.  Here is what people are saying about a leaked version of the Summary for Policy Makers.

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Week in review

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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Inconvenient truth of carbon offsets

by Judith Curry

Kevin Anderson explains why he refused to purchase a carbon offset, and why you should steer clear of them too.

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Trial of the century?

BBC Newshour:  Judith Curry and Bob Ward debate Steyn versus Mann

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EconTalk: Christy and Emanuel

by Judith Curry

John Christy of the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Kerry Emanuel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about climate change.

 

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More scientific mavericks needed

by Judith Curry

Mavericks once played an essential role in research. Indeed, their work defined the 20th century.

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Week in review

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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Growth versus sustainability

by Judith Curry

Is economic growth sustainable?  Is it desirable?

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Nate Silvers’ 538: inconvenient statistics

by Judith Curry

If Silver’s data-drive approach gets in the way of your political aims, so much the better. – Michael Brendan Dougherty

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UK-US Workshop Part V: Broadening the portfolio of climate information

by Judith Curry

This post discusses Workshop presentations on broadening the portfolio of climate information for use in regional adaptation decisions.

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AAAS: What we know

by Judith Curry

[W]e present key messages for every American about climate change. – AAAS

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Simplicity amidst complexity (?)

by Judith Curry

Isaac Held’s new article in Science raises some interesting questions.

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Bonfire of insanity

by Judith Curry

Biomass pellets transported from North Carolina, U.S. are shipped 3800 miles to the UK and burned in Drax power station.  Drax is switching to pellets as it is deemed ‘carbon neutral’,  even though it belches out more CO2 than coal.  - from David Rose

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Week in review

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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The Art of Science Advice to Government

by Judith Curry

Peter Gluckman, New Zealand’s chief science adviser, offers his ten principles for building trust, influence, engagement and independence.

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California drought in context

by Judith Curry

A changing climate means that weather-related disasters like droughts, wildfires, storms [and] floods are potentially going to be costlier and they’re going to be harsher. – President Obama

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Positioning skeptics

by Judith Curry

What use is science to society, if its advocates are not brave enough to point out the nonsense that is produced in the name of the scientific consensus? – Ben Pile

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Open thread

by Judith Curry

It’s your turn to introduce topics for discussion.

Climate sensitivity: technical discussion thread

by Judith Curry

The Lewis and Crok paper is stimulating much discussion; unfortunately little of it is technical.  Lets devote a thread to technical discussion on the issues the raise.

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Lewis and Crok: Climate less sensitive to CO2 than models suggest

by Judith Curry

Nic Lewis and Marcel Crok have published a new report on climate sensitivity.

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Causes and implications of the pause

by Judith A. Curry

My invited talk at the American Physical Society Meeting in Denver.

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Habits of a complex mind

by Judith Curry

How to go from reductionist thinking to action based complexity research. 

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Week in review

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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