Taking Melbourne’s temperature

by Tom Quirke

The raw Melbourne temperature records of the Bureau of Meteorology are compared to the ACORN-Sat values. The ACORN-Sat adjustments are evaluated. This analysis shows evidence for a strong urban heat island effect.

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Blog discussions

by Judith Curry

People seem to want to discuss blog discussions/comments, so here’s a thread to deflect such conversation from other threads.

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Week in review

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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Implications of lower aerosol forcing for climate sensitivity

by Nic Lewis

A new paper on aerosol radiative forcing has important implications for estimates of climate sensitivity.

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On the social contract between science and society

by Judith Curry

Our geosciences community too often gives the impression that we care primarily about more funding for our research. Such overt self-interest poses risks to our community and to society. – Bill Hooke

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Temperature adjustments in Australia

by Euan Mearns

UK blogger Paul Homewood and Telegraph columnist Christopher Booker have managed to stir public interest in the veracity of adjustments made to temperature records by the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN).

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Bankruptcy of the ‘merchants of doubt’ meme

by Judith Curry

Naomi Oreskes’ new movie Merchants of Doubt has recently been released. Does this movie provide the seeds for ending the ‘merchants of doubt’ meme?

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