Category Archives: Fake climate sceptics

The lure of underwater volcanoes

If there is a hierarchy of climate sceptics, those who deny that the observed increase in atmospheric CO2 concentrations is driven by burning fossil fuels and land use change will be near the bottom. Only those who deny that CO2 concentrations are increasing … Continue reading

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Not pHraud but pHoolishness

By a curious coincidence, many climate sceptics are also ocean acidification sceptics. Some, for whom a rose by any other name would not smell so sweet, try to hide their rejection of reality behind semantics, arguing that ocean acidification should … Continue reading

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Truth about ocean plastics is elastic at WUWT

From turtles mistaking plastic bags for jellyfish, to dolphins getting entangeled in discarded fishing nets, and the injection of persistent organic pollutants absorbed into plastics, plastic pollution in the ocean is harmful to marine life. Eriksen et al have a … Continue reading

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Private prosecutions as an alternative to publications

When you read a paper you disagree with, you have a number of options. The easiest is to shrug one’s shoulders and mutter darkly that nothing better could be expected from that lab. More productively, one can write a blog … Continue reading

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Fossil fuel loving dinosaur

Anthony Watts suggested today that we could use the Cretaceous Period as an analogue for a 2°C warmer world. Excellent idea, we can use that warm period from the past to test how well climate models perform. If they perform … Continue reading

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An honest view of sea level change?

Writing for the National Parks Traveller, ecologist  Daniel Botkin claims the sea level has been rising since the end of the last Ice Age, starting about 14,000 years ago as the continental and mountain glaciers have melted and sea water … Continue reading

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Climate implications of Holocene Sea level changes

A few years ago Andrew Kemp and coauthors published a sea level reconstruction for the last two millennia from two salt marshes in North Carolina. Reconstructed sea-level was relatively stable until the start of the 20th Century, when it started … Continue reading

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Bob Irvine is bringing engineers into disrepute

Bob Irvine is touting his new paper at WUWT. He seems very happy with himself. He shouldn’t be: the paper comparing the efficacy of solar and greenhouse forcing is awful. The first indication that the paper is going to be bad (other … Continue reading

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Recipe for a hiatus

Fake climate sceptics love the hiatus, the period since the strong El Niño in 1998 where global mean temperature has not increased according to their simplistic notions of global warming. The longer the “hiatus”, the more they can deny that climate … Continue reading

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The perils of just reading the abstract (and of not understanding it)

The last interglacial is the early Holocene on steroids. Changes in the Earth’s orbit caused high latitudes to received increased summer insolation and they were consequently even warmer than the early Holocene. A large fraction of the Greenland Ice Sheet melted and … Continue reading

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