Tagged: Skeptical Science

While they sleepwalk in Warsaw: icebergs calve, emissions climb, “pause” disappears - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 20, 2013

Warsaw has seen a deluge of important climate-related information released — so much that it’s been difficult to keep up — but still not enough to steel negotiators to reach an equitable arrangement that gives us all a chance at a reasonable future climate. And at the same time, the planet has been sending signals […] … Read More

Measuring climate consensus: crowd-sourced survey - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 05, 2013

Why not devote 15 minutes of your time to a good cause? John Cook of Skeptical Science, one of the regulars on The Climate Show, who just happens to be a research fellow in climate communication for the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, is crowd-sourcing a survey of the climate literature to [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #33: Salinger, carbon carnage and recursive fury - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 08, 2013

In this week’s news-packed edition of The Climate Show we have an exclusive interview with Jim Salinger, probably New Zealand’s highest profile climate scientist, talking about extremes and the shape of things to come. John Cook discusses his new paper with Stephan Lewandowsky, Recursive fury: Conspiracist ideation in the blogosphere in response to research on [...] … Read More

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

Still warming after all these years (again) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 10, 2013

Spread this excellent new video from the talented team at Skeptical Science far and wide. It explains why the latest denialist trope — no warming for 16 years — is rubbish. Take out the impact of the three biggest factors driving natural variations in the global average temperature — volcanoes, the El Niño Southern Oscillation [...] … Read More

A Celtic New Year: lilt or lament? - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 01, 2013

Mr Morrison invites us all to come on home, and have a Celtic new year — which is always a good thing, as I can testify, being a Celt of many generations standing. While I wait for the ham to subside and the cabernet merlot to wash out of the system1, I’ll point you to [...] … Read More

Record Arctic Sea-ice minimum 2012 declared – it’s the Silly Season! - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 23, 2012

In early August I posted my predictions for the “sceptical” response to the record sea ice minimum. Time to call myself to account. I had planned to do my own analysis, but John Mason at Skeptical Science has done such an excellent job of ploughing through the mountains of bullshit that I asked his permission [...] … Read More

How “sceptics” view Arctic sea ice decline - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 06, 2012

In the grand tradition of the Skeptical Science global temperature “escalator“, Dana Nucitelli has put together an animated graphic that shows how cranks/deniers/faux-sceptics tend to view the Arctic sea ice decline, contrasted with how the rest of the world sees it. Dovetails nicely with my projections of the response to the melt from the crank [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #27: Aussie hockeysticks, cherry pies and electric planes - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 27, 2012

It’s a first! Glenn, Gareth and John manage to record a show that clocks in at under an hour — but it’s still packed with interesting stuff. We’ve got news about a new Australasian hockey stick — a paleoclimate reconstruction that demonstrates that the last three decades are the warmest in the last 1,000 years, [...] … Read More