Category Archives: Fake climate sceptics

Scroll bar defeats Lord Monckton

I’ve been watching some of the videos from the Heartland’s fake climate conference in Las Vegas. It is the real cargo cult: all the trappings of a real conference, none of the substance. Lord Monckton has a lunchtime keynote: light … Continue reading

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A minimal model for estimating climate sensitivity

One of the classic tells that a fake climate skeptic is trying to squeeze a weak paper into the literature is that they submit it to a journal where it falls outside the usual scope of papers published there. The problem … Continue reading

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A topsy turvy world of climate proxies

I would like to think that I would recognise a graph of the data from one of my paper. Perhaps that is optimistic; I’ve not looked at some of my papers for years. Still, the graphs of oxygen isotopes of two … Continue reading

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Climate skeptics confuse time and space

Climatologies — gridded datasets of,  for example, mean monthly or annual temperature or precipitation — are very useful in large scale ecological work. I use the World Ocean Atlas extensively in my work on marine climate proxies and the New et al … Continue reading

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Smilodon and the climate skeptic

I had been meaning to write about La Brea Tar Pits, having spent a morning with the mammoths last month, paying homage to the bones of the Pleistocene megafauna, the relics of extinction. Researchers from the museum have published two papers on … Continue reading

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Keenan’s accusations of research misconduct

NIH, the National Institutes of Health, defines research misconduct as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results with the proviso IMPORTANT:  Research misconduct does NOT include honest error or differences of opinion The emphasis is … Continue reading

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“We’ll all be dead by then”: Lindzen in London

The UK House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee met today to hear oral evidence. The mainstream view was presented by Prof. Sir Brian Hoskins,  Prof. Myles Allen, and Dr Peter Stott. The low-climate sensitivity view was presented by Prof. Richard … Continue reading

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Pattern Recognition in Physics

Some journals have published thousands of issues, and are still thriving; other journals fold or merge. Few can have published less than Pattern Recognition in Physics which was terminated last week after just two issues by publisher Copernicus. Copernicus is … Continue reading

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Aerosols, clouds and a digression into cosmic radiation

Aerosols, both natural and anthropogenic, provide the condensation nuclei around which cloud droplets form. Changes in emissions of aerosols affect the abundance and properties of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN), and consequently the radiative properties of the clouds that form. There … Continue reading

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Man with one graph declares war on mosses (more on Miller et al 2013)

Miller et al’s (2013) study on very old dead moss emerging from beneath ice caps on Baffin Island, indicating unusual warming, must have touched a nerve with the so-called climate skeptics. I’ve previously shown that attempts by Anthony Watts and … Continue reading

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