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  • Predictable and unpredictable behaviour
    Terms such as ?gas skeptics? and ?climate skeptics? aren?t really very descriptive, but they refer to sentiments that have something in common: unpredictable behaviour. Statistics is remarkably predictable The individual gas molecules are highly unpredictable, but the bulk properties of the gases are nevertheless very predictable thanks to physics. More specifically the laws of thermodynamics […]

  • Unforced Variations: March 2017
    This month’s open thread.

  • The true meaning of numbers
    Gavin has already discussed John Christy?s misleading graph earlier in 2016, however, since the end of 2016, there has been a surge in interest in this graph in Norway amongst people who try to diminish the role of anthropogenic global warming. I think this graph is warranted some extra comments in addition to Gavin?s points […]

  • Something Harde to believe?
    A commenter brings news of an obviously wrong paper that has just appeared in Global and Planetary Change. purports to be a radical revision of our understanding of the carbon cycle by Hermann Harde. The key conclusions are (and reality in green): The average residence time of CO2 in the atmosphere is found to be […]

  • Someone C.A.R.E.S.
    Do we need a new venue for post-publication comments and replications? Social media is full of commentary (of varying degrees of seriousness) on the supposed replication crisis in science. Whether this is really a crisis, or just what is to be expected at the cutting edge is unclear (and may well depend on the topic […]