Category Archives: Palaeoclimatology

Troubling times indeed

This mini-post has been prompted by a recent post on LearningFromDogs.com, entitled Troubling Times. I often wish I were not so well-informed because, whereas power without knowledge is very dangerous, knowledge without power is very frustrating. However, as Leonardo Di … Continue reading

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Will it matter 100 years from now?

Here in the UK, I have spent a lot of time trying to decide how to vote in the Referendum on our membership of the EU. Working away from home, I had to apply for a postal vote. Having sent … Continue reading

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It’s ‘Game Over’ for Fossil Fuels

I’d really like to think oil companies will soon admit the game is up: The extraction of fossil fuels is going to become increasingly financially uneconomic and socially unacceptable. After all, it is almost 4 months since Mark Carney said … Continue reading

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From Noah to Nordhaus via Inhofe

US Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) is a climate change sceptic primarily because he believes God has promised not to flood the Earth again; and the rainbow in the sky tells him it must be true. Such ideologically-driven wilful blindness is … Continue reading

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It’s the carbon intensity, stupid!

Forget the ‘War on Terror’, Obama’s #CleanPowerPlan rightly declares ‘War on Climate’ (i.e. #ActOnClimate + #WarOnCoal). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYXyYFzP4Lc Explanatory note: Obama may highlight coal but, given that climate change and ocean acidification are consequences of pumping geospheric carbon* into the biosphere, … Continue reading

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Occam’s Razor works for me!

‘The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches From The Front Line’ by Dr Michael Mann, Professor of Meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, was recently published in paperback. I decided to purchase a copy. Here is my review of the … Continue reading

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Why the World Bank says we must decarbonise now

Must the World Bank now be added to the supposed list of environmentally-alarmist institutions seeking to use the perceived threat of climate change as a pretext for imposing global authoritarian government via the United Nations? This is essentially the position … Continue reading

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