Category Archives: Silliness

Albert Parker hides the acceleration

Albert Parker doesn’t want (you) to believe that the rise in sea-level is accelerating (spoiler – it is) so he hides it. In a post at WUWT, he shows maps of trends in sea-level for the period 1900-1975 and 1900 … Continue reading

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Dissembling with graphs: Murry Salby edition

Perhaps the easiest way to mislead your audience, or indeed yourself, is to generate deceptive graphics. Murry Salby is to be saluted for his mastery of this art, with several fine examples in his recent London lecture. Here are the … Continue reading

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The most interesting part of Murry Salby’s lecture

I watched Murry Salby’s London lecture: it was awful. Salby addresses what he calls the core issue of climate change (0:2:30) “Why is atmospheric CO2 increasing?” The answer is obvious – because of CO2 emissions from fossil fuel burning and … Continue reading

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The Sun’s apparent orbit is not an icosikaitetragon

The Sun appears to go around the Earth. Round that is, like a circle, not jumping every hour from one side to the next of a 24-sided polygon. Despite this, it is convenient to represent the Sun’s position in climate models as if … Continue reading

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Willie Soon at Heartland: “The sun is big”

Dr Willie Soon is in the news again. His recent paper with Monckton et al ended with the conflict of interest statement The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. A statement seeming at odds with his long … Continue reading

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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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