Read this

It's one of the best articles on climate modelling I've ever read.


Hammering the Trend

This is an extremely interesting consideration of the validity and robustness of trends estimated from limited numbers of data points. The jury is still out on the magnitude and even direction of temperature trends on the Antarctic Peninsula – clearly the need for further research and data collection is ever more pressing.

Open Mind

I tend to hammer away at the concept of trend. Like many, I’m especially interested in whether, and if so when, trends have changed.

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Larsen C’s atmosphere and climate: a summary

A summary of my PhD research, as published on SciEnvy's blog today.


BREAKING (OFF) NEWS: huge chunk of Larsen C about to calve into the sea

The crack(en) is propagating at an alarming rate, and looks likely to trigger the calving of an iceberg a quarter of the size of Wales.


Pause for thought

When Karl et al. published a paper in 2015 suggesting that the previous incarnation of the NOAA sea surface temperature (SST) reconstruction was actually underestimating the scale of global ocean temperature rise, it somewhat predictably caused a lot of controversy. The chair of the US House of Representatives Science and Technology Committee started an investigation … Continue reading Pause for thought


What a Trump presidency means for climate change

Clue: it ain't good.