Monthly Archives: October 2014

“Frequency-comb-based remote sensing of greenhouse gases over kilometer air paths”

G. B. Rieker, F. R. Giorgetta, W. C. Swann, J. Kofler, A. M. Zolot, L. C. Sinclair, E. Baumann, C. Cromer, G. Petron, C. Sweeney, P. P. Tans, I. Coddington, And N. R. Newbury, “Frequency-comb-based remote sensing of greenhouse gases … Continue reading

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David Wasdell, 2012, on feedbacks, and internal mechanisms at IPCC, especially summary for policymakers

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Land and Ocean Temperatures for 2014 through 3Q2014

(Hat tip to Dan’s Wild Wild Science Journal on “Five things to know about 2014 global temperatures” which had a link to this image.)

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Brendon Brewer on “Hard Integrals”

Hard Integrals.

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Brian Hayes on clear climate models for the curious public

American Scientst has a nice article by Brian Hayes recounting the basic physics of climate, and then recommending both public engagement with clear, simple climate models, at least by the curious and scientifically literate, and the development of models which … Continue reading

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Superstorm Sandy, in New York City

http://nyti.ms/1ruDF81, at The New York Times.

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“Anthropogenic influence upon the climate: past and future prospects” (Professor Myles Allen)

Summary of the IPCC 2013 assessment (“physical science basis”), and Professor Allen’s thoughts moving towards Paris in 2015. Long lecture, in 4 parts. Slides are here. Abstract: This lecture provides an overview of the climate change issue, highlighting what are, … Continue reading

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Mario Lewis and the Divestment Movement

I just wrote about Mario Lewis of the Competitive Enterprise Institute who, in National Review in 2007, attempted to discredit the vigorous protests by the late Rick Piltz on the George W Bush administration’s revising science reports to downplay the … Continue reading

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Remembering Rick Piltz, who gave evidence that Republicans do distort science

Rick Piltz was a climate policy wonk (*) who served in the administration of President George W Bush at the White House, and later resigned from that administration. He provided The New York Times copies of documents showing edits which … Continue reading

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