Tagged: atmosphere

The silliness of a self-proclaimed ’investigative journalist’ - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 15, 2012

Just imagine it. You call on your car mechanic when you have a serious health problem. Or ask your oncologist to service your car. Who would be so stupid? Well its amazing the lengths some people go to when they … Continue reading → … Read More

Climate change controversy in context - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 08, 2012

I came across this interesting article in Physics Today – Science controversies past and present. Interesting because it puts in context the current public controversy over the science of climate change. The author, Steve Sherwood, compares this current controversy with  … Continue reading → … Read More

’What, me worry?’ — distorting climate change data - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Feb 06, 2012

Peter Gleick has a simple useful article in Forbes illustrating various ways that climate change deniers/contrariness cherry pick data to support claims that global warming is not occurring (see “Global Warming Has Stopped”? How to Fool People Using “Cherry-Picked” Climate … Continue reading → … Read More

In the front lines of the ’climate wars’ - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 26, 2012

Here’s another book to look out for – The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines. It will be published at the beginning of March . The author, Michael Mann,  has been a central figure in … Continue reading → … Read More

Christmas gift ideas: Thinking of our grandchildren - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 07, 2011

Books are ideal Christmas presents. And as I am spending some time dealing with family business I thought reposting some of my past book reviews over the next few days could be useful am repeating some of my past book … Continue reading → … Read More

What’s this about cosmic rays and global warming? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 12, 2011

This old argument is getting another airing among the internet climate change contrarian/denier ghetto. Briefly it claims that humans have nothing to do with current climate change – it’s all caused by the sun! Specifically the influence of cosmic rays … Continue reading → … Read More