Cowtan & Way and signs of cooling

Guest essay by Jan Zeman To err is human, for messing up consistently one needs a computer. -New proverbs Because there was a lot of publicity around the Cowtan and Way 2013 paper I decided to look into the issue. I was not much interested in their methods (since I’m not much interested in methods…

Who are you going to believe, my B-44 or your lyin eyes?

NCDC needs to incorporate information into their metadata database from four sources that they currently ignore and/or keep from the public. Guest essay by John Slayton Southern California’s San Gabriel Mountains have long been a natural habitat for scientists.  Some of their activities are well known–the observatory on Mt. Wilson and Michelson’s measurement of the…

WG1 co-chair Thomas Stocker abandons IPCC principles

Thomas Stocker, the co-chair of IPCC WG1, has been discussed previously on this blog. On 26th November he gave a talk at Imperial College on the messages from the AR5 WG1 report. The headline of the write-up is “Act now to limit climate change says climate expert at Grantham Annual Lecture” and it ends with:…

Yes, but weren’t climate pledge goals always out of reach?

From the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Continuing with pledge pathways to 2030 could push climate goals out of reach Current pledges for greenhouse gas emission reductions are inadequate and will further increase the challenge to reach internationally agreed climate targets, according to new research from a global consortium of 13 international research teams…