by Judith Curry
2016 was ‘extremely likely’ to have been a memorable year.
Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. President were the big events of 2016. Among many other things, these events perhaps herald Skeptical climate scientists come in from the cold.
I’ve selected the best CE articles from 2016. The selection was made by looking at the number of ‘hits’ from my wordpress statistics, and then eliminating any articles that received ‘hits’ owing to temporary newsworthiness (e.g. the Trump related articles) and any others that I didn’t quite think stood up to the test of time as being significant.
Here are Climate Etc.’s top 10 ‘hits’ for 2016:
- Climate models for lawyers
- Climate Heretic: to be or not to be?
- Violating the norms and ethos of science
- Global climate models and the laws of physics
- A new definition of academic misconduct
- The paradox of the climate change consensus
- Prospects for a prolonged slow-down in warming in the 21st century
- Renewables and grid reliability
- Climate modelers open up their black boxes to scrutiny
- Is much of our effort to combat global warming actually making things worse?
- Determinism and Predictability
Oh heck, it turned out to be 11 (1 is the ‘error bar’ on 10). If you missed any of these the first time around, take a look. I enjoyed rereading each of these (which was sort of my criteria for selecting them).
A special thanks to all of the guest posters during 2016: David Wojick, Frank Bosse, Turbulent Eddie, David Gattie, Kip Hansen, Nic Lewis, Rud Istvan, Lucas Bergkamp, Javier, Tomas Milanovic, Jim Steele, Donald Rapp, Greg Goodman, Planning Engineer, Jill Tietjen, Robin Guenier, Anthony Lucas, Larry Kummer, Andy West, Peter Davies, Peter Lang, Evan Hillebrand, Roger Caiazza, Yousaf Butt, Zeke Hausfather, Guido van der Werf.
To all denizens, my very best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous new year!