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2018 –> 2019

by Judith Curry Happy New Year!

Year in review – Climate Etc.’s greatest ‘hits’

by Judith Curry 2016 was ‘extremely likely’ to have been a memorable year.

Of boundary and initial conditions

by Dan Hughes and Tomas Milanovic Further reflections on the application of the divergence theorem to the Earth’s climate system.

Determinism and predictability

by Tomas Milanovic There are few scientific concepts that are more often misunderstood in blog debates than Determinism and Predictability. For many commenters, these two concepts are considered to be in fact equivalent, which leads to faulty or irrelevant arguments.

2014 → 2015

by Judith Curry Before ringing in the New Year, its time to reflect on 2014.

Vitaly Khvorostyanov responds

by Vitaly Khvorostyanov Some replies to and comments on the remarks by WebHubTelescope and others, written in response to the blog post Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Microphysics of Clouds.

State of the blog discussion thread

by Judith Curry After almost four years of blogging at Climate Etc., its time for some reflection

How simple is simple?

by Tomas Milanovic This essay has been motivated by Isaac Held’s paper [link] arguing for possible emerging simplicity or even linearity in climate dynamics.


by Tomas Milanovic On the thread Trends, Change Points and Hypotheses, the issue of ergodicity was mentioned numerous times, and some clarification of this concept is needed. So what is and what is not ergodicity and why does it matter … Continue reading

Is it necessary to lie to win a controversial public debate?

by Judith Curry Serge Galam provides a disturbing answer to this question.

Year in review: 2011

by Judith Curry So, during 2011,  what was interesting and what “mattered” in the climate debate?

Slaying a greenhouse dragon. Part III: discussion

By Judith Curry In Part I, we critiqued Claes Johnson’s chapters in the book Slaying the Sky Dragon.   In Part II, I have posted a published article by Martin Hertzberg, who authored a chapter in the Dragon book.   … Continue reading

CO2 no-feedback sensitivity: Part II

by Judith Curry So how to define this problem to make sense?  Or can we?  To focus the discussion started on the previous thread, I am highlighting some of the defining or thought provoking statement from the the previous thread:

Chaos, ergodicity, and attractors

by Tomas Milanovic This post has been triggered by the following comment from Eli Rabbett in the spatio-temporal chaos thread :

Spatio-temporal chaos

by Tomas Milanovic There are scientists who equate chaos to randomness. I’d put that category at 90%. There are scientists who equate chaos with Lorenz. They have seen the butterfly attractor picture one day or the other. They know that … Continue reading

Scenarios: 2010-2040. Part III: Climate Shifts

by Judith Curry Interpretation of statistical or dynamical predictions of future climate change needs to appropriately interpret the modes of natural internal climate variability, such as the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), the Pacific Decadal Oscillation … Continue reading