Tagged: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Deconstructing climate change, and its deniers - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 15, 2013

I presented these IPCC graphs some time back in Climate change is complex. They underline the fact that climate changes are caused by a number of factors (natural and human-caused) so any successful modelling of global temperature changes needs to … Continue reading → … Read More

Agreement polar ice sheets are melting - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 02, 2012

Many climate scientists felt the conclusions on effects of global warming in the 2007 IPCC review were too conservative. One reason was the estimation of likely melting of ice sheets and its effects. Problem was that there was insufficient knowledge … Continue reading → … Read More

Who are these “credible experts”? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 29, 2012

There is a nice article over at A Few Things Ill Considered about climate change denial. And I thank Grant, from the Code for Life blog, for bringing it to my attention. Climate Trolls – An Illustrated Bestiary produces an illustrated … Continue reading → … Read More

A concise summary of climate change – science and politics - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 16, 2012

Here’s a relatively short (26 min) video of a lecture by Michael Mann. I think it gives a very concise and accurate picture of the current science of climate change and the political attacks on climate scientists (Mann calls this … Continue reading → … Read More

Another anti-science attack on Mann fails – but the lies continue - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 19, 2012

Once again legal action by climate change deniers/contrarian/cranks has failed. In the US attempts by the  American Tradition Institute, a climate change denial think tank, to obtain personal emails and documents from  the University of Virginia. These documents belong to … 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

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

Open letter across the barricade - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 08, 2012

Here I respond to a letter sent to The Listener by a former scientific colleague, Doug Edmeades. He is now a science spokesperson for local groups which attack the current scientific consensus on climate change as well as attacking local … 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

Apologies would be nice - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 18, 2010

Blimey! This whole climate change issue is so political – you have to be very careful what you say. Climate scientists, especially, are being quoted out of context, or even misquoted. Remember the distortion of Phil Jones’ comment on the increase in global temperature in the last decade not being statistically significant? I guess that’s [...] … Read More

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