Category Archives: Climate

UK Weather: How stormy has it been and why?

Originally posted on Official blog of the Met Office news team:
Since the start of December the UK has seen a prolonged period of particularly unsettled weather, with a series of storms tracking in off the Atlantic bringing strong winds…

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One should be sceptical of faux outrage

I attended Thomas Stocker’s lecture at Imperial. He was calm and measured, taking us through the determinations of the IPCC. The IPCC now talks in terms of carbon budgets – how much CO2 we can emit before temperatures are 2C … Continue reading

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Trolls R Us: How Fox News Sock Puppets Spam Comment Threads

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
Most unsurprising new fact of the year.  Everyone has observed how for each new report of legitimate concerns on climate change, waves of trolls flood media comment threads with tired, shopworn…

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Humans Pummeling Mother Nature Against the Ropes: Scientists Predict which Round She Gets K.O.’d

Originally posted on Global Warming: Man or Myth?:
There are numerous studies describing the impact of human-caused climate change on various ecosystems. (See my MET103 – Global Climate Change class notes and Impact of Climate Change web page for more…

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The Battle Over Global Warming Is All in Your Head

But the frog wants to be boiled slowly.

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The First Church of Willard Tony needs you

This post is only for those who track the alternate universe of climate science denialism. It will make no sense to anyone who hasn’t lifted the lid on that nest of vipers. — New mocking opportunities available. At the world’s … Continue reading

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When trolls lose it gets personal

My morning ritual includes letting the dog out and feeding him, numerous cups of espresso and an on-line trawl through Facebook, a few blogs and various magazine and newspaper sites. I read a reasonably broad spectrum of opinion, from the … Continue reading

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Climate science education

The AGU recently met to discuss how best to communicate the science behind climate change. These videos aren’t too too wonkish. Try a couple. http://www.realclimate.org/index.php?p=15599 If you’re really intrigued then subscribe to the Youtube AGU channel.

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Extreme weather, as predicted a generation ago

The WMO states so here http://www.wmo.int/pages/mediacentre/press_releases/pr_976_en.html. And the Americans are feeling it here http://www.nrdc.org/health/extremeweather/#.Ucu-0vJlz6g.gmail More extreme weather was predicted a generation ago, using century old science. We’re not going to enjoy this.

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Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
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