Archive | January, 2010

Of Toast, Porkies, Amazongate and Denialist Donkey Braying

So, we had climategate, which in my estimation — and that of others — amounted to a hill of beans. Even Chylek admits that nothing in the emails destroys the main pillar in the AGW paradigm — the globally averaged temperature record.  AGW, which is not premised on the hockey stick, or solely on model […]

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On Pillar Toppling

I have a day off today and have been surfing a number of websites looking at elements of the skeptic criticism of AGW theory. Chylek’s letter got me thinking about these pillars he sees as being undermined by the CRU emails and why I have been so little moved by all the evidence skeptics have […]

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What did it for me?

The last couple of weeks have been a watershed for me in terms of my own thinking about AGW. I entered into the post-climategate world with a willingness to see if the emails turned up evidence of a quality and quantity necessary to undermine the foundations of AGW, which I take to be the dominant […]

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Chylek’s Editorial

I want to explore the Petr Chylek editorial a bit because it contains some key issues for me: What are the key pillars of man-made global warming theory — or the AGW Dominant Scientific Paradigm? For me they are: – anthropogenic CO2 and other greenhouse gasses released in the atmosphere as a result of burning […]

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Himalaya Glaciers, IPCC and 2035

Over at Climate Audit, my new most favorite place for a good laugh, and head shake, McI has another post about the Himalaya 2035 IPCC AR4 mistake. One might think, given the coverage on his blog, that he’s … gloating? No. Not the puzzle solver. He’s just solving puzzles. Not speculating about motives or attacking […]

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Petty Petty Puzzler

Over at Climate Audit, McIntyre has a post on a line from one of the EA emails.  It’s all about the Y2K correction and the comment that someone should “hide” the article by Hansen “”. Here is the quote: Jim, please check if everything is fine. Robert, please move to the CU site and hide […]

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