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  • Sun-earth connections « RealClimate
    lapses and conflicts of interest for the sake of scientific advancement though far too many similar post hoc justifications have been used to excuse horrific unethical practices for this to be remotely defendable Unfortunately the evidence from the emails and the work itself completely undermines that argument because the work and the motivation behind it are based on a scientific fallacy More Comments pop up 56 The most popular deceptive climate graph Filed under Climate Science Communicating Climate Instrumental Record skeptics Sun earth connections stefan 8 December 2014 The World Climate Widget from Tony Watts blog is probably the most popular deceptive image among climate skeptics We ll take it under the microscope and show what it would look like when done properly So called climate skeptics deploy an arsenal of misleading graphics with which the human influence on the climate can be down played here are two other examples deconstructed at Realclimate The image below is especially widespread It is displayed on many climate skeptic websites and is regularly updated The World Climate Widget of US climate skeptic Anthony Watts with our explanations added The original can be found on Watts blog What would a more honest display of temperature CO 2 and sunspots look like More Comments pop up 217 Simple physics and climate Filed under Climate modelling Climate Science Greenhouse gases Sun earth connections rasmus 12 November 2013 No doubt our climate system is complex and messy Still we can sometimes make some inferences about it based on well known physical principles Indeed the beauty of physics is that a complex systems can be reduced into simple terms that can be quantified and the essential aspects understood A recent paper by Sloan and Wolfendale 2013 provides an example where they derive a simple conceptual model of how the greenhouse effect works from first principles They show the story behind the expression saying that a doubling in CO 2 should increase the forcing by a factor of 1 log 2 log CO2 I have a fondness for such simple conceptual models e g I ve made my own attempt posted at arXiv because they provide a general picture of the essence of course their precision is limited by their simplicity More References T Sloan and A W Wolfendale Cosmic rays solar activity and the climate Environ Res Lett vol 8 pp 045022 2013 http dx doi org 10 1088 1748 9326 8 4 045022 Comments pop up 35 A review of cosmic rays and climate a cluttered story of little success Filed under Climate Science Instrumental Record Sun earth connections rasmus 25 December 2012 A number of blogs were excited after having leaked the second order draft of IPCC document which they interpreted as a game changing admission of enhanced solar forcing However little evidence remains for a link between galactic cosmic rays GCR and variations in Earth s cloudiness Laken et al 2012 recently provided an extensive review of the study of the GCR and Earth s

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  • Reports of our demise… « RealClimate
    d etre on the air 20 Timothy Chase says 24 Nov 2015 at 9 30 PM MJ reminds me of the tweet by author Scott Westerfield Plot idea 97 of the world s scientists contrive an environmental crisis but are exposed by a plucky band of billionaires oil companies 21 sidd says 24 Nov 2015 at 10 32 PM 1 Change to a better registrar The oldest probably most expensive and in my case rock solid since 1994 with a fone number and a human behind it 24 7 is network solutions Call em up say you want a domain for twenty years or whatever the max is they are selling these days and explain the situation they deal with this every day They have the backstage contacts at all the registrars and the will get this done In fairness i should say that i deal with a bunch of other registrars myself but this site is too important to screw around with 2 i can contribute secondary name service with failover to a backup site for which 3 i can contribute bandwidth and storage for a backup for all static content sidd 22 Chuck Hughes says 25 Nov 2015 at 1 51 AM 1 Lemon That s a great name for you I have a few other choice names if you need a little help 55h0le comes to mind Any website can go down for a variety of reasons including Anonymous paying you a visit It can be done in a matter of minutes by a skilled tech I would think that the folks here at realclimate already have their hands full dealing with idiots like LEMON Anyway I m glad you re back up and running Even if you had to change domain names I think we d be able to keep up just fine 23 Chuck Hughes says 25 Nov 2015 at 1 52 AM 1 Lemon That s a great name for you I have a few other choice names if you need a little help 55h0le comes to mind Any website can go down for a variety of reasons including Anonymous paying you a visit It can be done in a matter of minutes by a skilled tech I would think that the folks here at realclimate already have their hands full dealing with idiots like LEMON Anyway I m glad you re back up and running Even if you had to change domain names I think we d be able to keep up just fine 24 t marvell says 25 Nov 2015 at 2 33 AM Wsttsupwiththat said about the shutdown While few have noticed since hardly anyone but the handful of extreme faithful visit there anymore The site isn t very truthful But I m curious about how many views Realclimate gets and what is the trend 25 Edward Greisch says 25 Nov 2015 at 8 04 AM 21 sidd You forgot to name that better registrar 26 Edward Greisch says 25 Nov 2015 at 8 29 AM https www internic net regist html has a list of registrars Coursera courses that might be relevant https www coursera org learn internet history Internet History Technology and Security University of Michigan Charles Severance Associate Professor School of Information University of Michigan http www dr chuck com https www coursera org course networks Networked Life Instructors Michael Kearns University of Pennsylvania http www cis upenn edu mkearns https www coursera org learn digital democracy Securing Digital Democracy University of Michigan Instructors J Alex Halderman Associate Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science jhalderm com https www coursera org course comnetworks Computer Networks Instructors David Wetherall University of Washington Arvind Krishnamurthy University of Washington John Zahorjan University of Washington https www coursera org uw etcetera 27 Tim Kozusko says 25 Nov 2015 at 1 13 PM Glad to see you back 28 Steven Sullivan says 25 Nov 2015 at 2 22 PM 25 Greisch sidd did name the registrar Network Solutions he didn t use caps though 29 sidd says 25 Nov 2015 at 2 52 PM I should have capitalized the leading letters in Network Solutions 1 877 628 8686 networksolutions com is the web site i recommend the phone 30 Hank Roberts says 25 Nov 2015 at 3 45 PM greisch you forgot to name Uh no right there in the words Sidd wrote network solutions First hit for search https www google com search q network solutions 31 Carbomontanus says 25 Nov 2015 at 4 05 PM Dear Dr R Climate How good to have you back again I began to wonder if there were any crooky interests Hijacking you call it with my own PC 32 Michael Janos says 25 Nov 2015 at 4 47 PM What I found interesting was that when I googled to find out what happened to realclimate the links seemed to be only to denialist sites I thought that there would be comments on pro science sites or are the denialist sites much more popular 33 Real Climatologist says 25 Nov 2015 at 4 57 PM You can talk around and over it all you want but the bottom line is this RealClimate includes climate modelers Climate models are some of the most complicated programs ever written requiring remembering thousands of little details over years of development If RealClimate can t even remember to keep its domain named renewed or even how to do this and all RealClimate is is its domain name do you really have any faith in these climate models Enough to radically change the world economy and condemn billions to drastically reduced standards of living Response Shorter comment No one knows anything about climate change because for a weekend a website was down Brilliant logic there gavin 34 DriveBy says 25 Nov 2015 at 8 34 PM K it s finally back up I was somewhat concerned I m in no way a greenie but have found RC to be the most credible source

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  • Communicating Climate « RealClimate
    Climate Science Communicating Climate Instrumental Record IPCC Reporting on climate stefan 15 June 2015 Last week there was an international media debate on climate data which appeared to be rather surreal to me It was claimed that the global temperature data had so far shown a hiatus of global warming from 1998 2012 which was now suddenly gone after a data correction So what happened One of the data centers that compile the data on global surface temperatures NOAA reported in the journal Science on an update of their data Some artifacts due to changed measurement methods especially for sea surface temperatures were corrected and additional data of previously not included weather stations were added All data centers are continually working to improve their database and they therefore occasionally present version updates of their global series NASA data are currently at version 3 the British Hadley Centre data at version 4 There is nothing unusual about this and the corrections are in the range of a few hundredths of a degree see Figure 1 This really is just about fine details More Comments pop up 59 Noise on the Telegraph Filed under Climate Science Communicating Climate In the News Instrumental Record rasmus 11 February 2015 I was surprised by the shrill headlines from a British newspaper with the old fashioned name the Telegraph The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever So what is this all about More Comments pop up 123 Older Entries Newer Entries Site Google Custom Search Recent Comments What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Jim Eager What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Patrick Eriksson What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Kevin McKinney Anti scientists Carbomontanus What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Spencer Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis SteveS What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Chris Colose Blizzard Jonas and the slowdown of the Gulf Stream System doiknow What is the best description of the greenhouse effect James Powell Unforced Variations Feb 2016 Jim Galasyn With Inline Responses Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis SteveS Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis steve s Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis Andrew Kerber Blizzard Jonas and the slowdown of the Gulf Stream System Hank Roberts Blizzard Jonas and the slowdown of the Gulf Stream System doiknow Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis MartinM Anti scientists Don McKenzie Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis Matt Skaggs Anti scientists mikeworst New On line Classes and Models Marcus Pages Acronym index Data Sources Categories Climate Science Aerosols Arctic and Antarctic Carbon cycle Climate impacts Climate modelling El Nino Geoengineering Greenhouse gases Hurricanes Instrumental Record IPCC Oceans Paleoclimate Sun earth connections Communicating Climate Reporting on climate skeptics Extras Attic Comment Policy Contributor Bio s FAQ Glossary In the News Reviews

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  • Communicating Climate « RealClimate
    Science meeting on the planet There is a lot of great science that will be freely streamed via AGU On Demand registration required and there ll be a lot of commentary using the hashtag AGU15 Many posters will be available online too A few highlights have already been discussed by Victor Venema related to the surface temperature station datasets but there ll be much more on offer if you dig deeper As the week goes on we ll link to anything good we see and we ll be happy to host any commentaries that anyone has on specific climate sessions or talks Happy conferencing Comments pop up 73 Hiatus or Bye atus Filed under Climate Science Communicating Climate Instrumental Record Reporting on climate skeptics group 26 November 2015 Guest commentary by Stephan Lewandowsky James Risbey and Naomi Oreskes The idea that global warming has stopped has long been a contrarian talking point This framing has found entry into the scientific literature and there are now numerous articles that address a presumed recent pause or hiatus in global warming Moreover the hiatus also featured as an accepted fact in the latest IPCC report AR5 Notwithstanding its widespread use in public and apparent acceptance in the scientific community there are reasons to be skeptical of the existence of a hiatus or pause in global warming Ed see also this previous post We have examined this issue in a series of three recent papers which have converged on the conclusion that there is not now and there never has been a hiatus or pause in global warming More Comments pop up 92 Reports of our demise Filed under Climate Science Communicating Climate gavin 23 November 2015 have of course been greatly exaggerated But we are having some issues with our domain name The back story is perhaps interesting to others so here is quick summary of the situation Update The account details have been restored and the domains renewed We should be back to normal in a couple of days More Comments pop up 53 Older Entries Site Google Custom Search Recent Comments What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Jim Eager What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Patrick Eriksson What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Kevin McKinney Anti scientists Carbomontanus What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Spencer Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis SteveS What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Chris Colose Blizzard Jonas and the slowdown of the Gulf Stream System doiknow What is the best description of the greenhouse effect James Powell Unforced Variations Feb 2016 Jim Galasyn With Inline Responses Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis SteveS Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis steve s Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis Andrew Kerber Blizzard Jonas and the slowdown of the Gulf Stream System Hank Roberts Blizzard Jonas and the

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  • Ten Years of RealClimate: Where now? « RealClimate
    10 years and another hearty Thank You to all contributors to come I look forward to enjoying the increasingly sophisticated insights into climate science that I anticipate will be revealed by Real Climate in the near and distant future 10 Gary Nickerson says 15 Dec 2014 at 9 58 AM I have treasured RealClimate as a source of good solid information and explanation of climate science I appreciate the need to update the way you present material but please don t go away I always look forward to your emails announcing a new post Please don t go away 11 Paul LaMar says 15 Dec 2014 at 6 46 PM I ve found RealClimate to be a fairly good litmus test for determining whether the person I m talking to is really interested in climate science or just claims an interest but actually wants to rationalize their current worldview I will say I think RealClimate has some interesting posts on that very subject Because RealClimate pretty much has a post on every climate related topic that an amateur might be interested in If they have already read the posts or express a desire to read the posts then I m probably talking with someone interested in the science If on the other hand they reply with something like You can t trust the guys at RealClimate or words to that effect then I m almost certainly talking with someone who doesn t care about the science and isn t interested in actually learning anything new So besides being an excellent educational resource this site has saved me from many hours of fruitless and frustrating conversation Thank you 12 G Thomas Farmer says 15 Dec 2014 at 7 12 PM I will miss those of you who are leaving and pleased to learn of you who are staying RealClimate has been a favorite stop of mine among the blogosphere and thanks for the past 10 years 13 barry says 16 Dec 2014 at 2 50 AM Still lurking always grateful Thanks for the responses on the odd occasion I ve posted both inline and others and to Gavin for taking the time to reply to a couple of emails 6 or 7 years ago 14 ferdberple says 16 Dec 2014 at 9 30 AM the heavy hand of censorship drove many from RC and was reflected in their declining traffic volumes it was inevitable that the site would lose relevance and the main players call it a day Response While censorship has been a popular meme on activist anti science sites the reality is that we have always responded to well argued and polite comments even when we disagree with them As for declining traffic this has not actually occurred except in proportion to our writing less ourselves eric 15 ferdberple says 16 Dec 2014 at 9 39 AM Additionally we are specifically looking for someone with blogging experience to act as a general editor Anthony Watts is your man Proven experience creating a successful climate blog Response sorry we should have mentioned that we are a climate science blog gavin 16 James Annan says 16 Dec 2014 at 12 20 PM I think there s a real risk to the continuity of RC with so many long time and significant contributors stepping away at the same time It might have been better to stagger things one per year perhaps Though I don t really comment here I always read and appreciate the posts Response Thanks for the support Unfortunately staggering is easier said that done We are all super busy and for my part at least I m pretty much done with writing posts responding to skeptical arguments as there s virtually nothing new to respond to it s all be covered ad nauseum Gradually the posts worth doing seem to be far more technical to be worth doing and this is arguably not the best venue for that I hope to ramp up my contributions this year in part to take up some slack and in part because there s a bunch of interesting to me at least research that I want to write about But I doubt I ll be able to sustain that long term Encouragement to colleagues who would be good new blood for RC would be greatly appreciated eric 17 Hank Roberts says 16 Dec 2014 at 1 48 PM posts responding to skeptical arguments as there s virtually nothing new to respond to it s all be covered ad nauseum Yeah John Mashey has suggested repeatedly as have Greenpa at NYT and others over the years that we need a tool to easily separate comments into parallel tracks for different kinds of responses A simple matter of programming as they say would a Kickstarter work The rebunking stuff is a drag on those wanting to learn the science I m among the hangers on here who try to reply to old questions from new userids boring as it can be to set an example for truly new readers aiming at fifth grade reading level No doubt some questions are fresh as new fallen snow from truly new userids showing up who ve sipped the kook aid But some rebunkers are just here to be boring And that goes ad nauseam I wonder if RC could do what CCNF is doing two tracks Reading there can be such a great relief to read discussion among scientists without the other stuff intervening I grew up a faculty brat listening to this sort of discussion from under the coffee table or behind the couch as college professors got into science off the public record it s truly a great way for nonscientists to learn Eric and others I appreciate the need to go away and do the really interesting work Any way y all have to let us listen is appreciated I m following more Twitter but it s too terse for comprehension on many points Response I very much like the CCNF model Indeed it s the main reason I decided to try my hand at blogging with them I would like to see if RC can do something like this but unfortunately it isn t as far as I aware implemented in any way automatically by WordPress or other blogging tools so someone has to do work none of us have time for Still I will look into this further eric 18 Richard Lynch says 16 Dec 2014 at 2 15 PM Thanks so much I am really grateful to you guys having spent as much time as you have in providing clear understandable coverage of issues that would otherwise have been beyond my grasp I have only recently begun to engage with deniers and I have found RealClimate to be a great resource Best wishes to the four of you stepping back 19 rocketman says 16 Dec 2014 at 4 12 PM I do frequent other climate sites most notably Skeptical Science but there is nothing quite like RealClimate While other sites do feature articles by climate scientists this site feels like I am in closer personal communication with the leaders in the field I hope that will not change I also appreciate that the site challenges me to learn more rather than dumbing down the science to make it more accessible to the layman Not that there is anything wrong with making science accessible but there are other sites that provide that hopefully the reboot will keep the features that make the site unique while increasing the activity which has obviously dropped off over the last year 20 Aaron Lewis says 16 Dec 2014 at 5 17 PM Much of what you have done is bat against pitches by paid professionals University baseball teams do not regularly play against the major league baseball teams and it is not fair to expect them to do so You need a pro team Maybe you do not need The Panda in every game but you need to have batters that are as good as the best professional pitchers they are playing against The way to be the best is to do something one has a talent for and to do it very often You need talented professionals Go get a grant and turn it into a professional team based at a university or NCAR or Woods Hole You have a very valuable brand sponsorship would likely be very valuable I would start by asking firms that take pride in their intellectual property Response The problem with this is that professionals at running a science blog in this context is inevitably going to mean not working scientists which means the blog will no longer be what it says it is climate science from climate scientists Whatever other efforts may be taken on the communicates or political front that s not what RC represents nor do we aspire to that RC is about people like us talking directly with no intermediaries about the science that underpins the debate about what to do or not about climate change Other scientists can and should do this and we need more of it not less eric 21 Kendal Stitzel says 16 Dec 2014 at 7 41 PM Happy Beethoven s Birthday from Colorado Thanks for the clear informed writing that blew away my doubts and shone lots of light into the dark corners created by the denial industry Best of luck to those moving on I m sure this will remain one of my go to sites 22 Phil Scadden says 16 Dec 2014 at 7 43 PM For me the most interesting part of RC is articles by the scientists about new science results I sure hope that will continue 23 patrick says 16 Dec 2014 at 9 08 PM 19 Aaron I understand what you mean but believe me before I saw any part of the response to your comment my first thought was How about Climate science from climate scientists That s what defines this site What you see is what you get What you get among other things is a degree of transparency and professional ethics re science as science uncommon in the league you mention Also http climate nasa gov 24 Mal Adapted says 17 Dec 2014 at 3 31 PM ferdberple the heavy hand of censorship drove many from RC and was reflected in their declining traffic volumes Yet here you are it was inevitable that the site would lose relevance and the main players call it a day Leaving us with the likes of you 8 25 Victor Venema VariabilityBlog says 19 Dec 2014 at 8 54 PM There are many other blogs by now doing the debunking This almost never needs climatological expertise You do not need a top climatologist to write that the WUWT widget is deceptive To see the mistakes you only need a little bit of scientific thinking and if the widget were not deceptive it would not be designed by WUWT Debunking is also not that useful the people that believe that nonsense have proven over and over again to be convincible by counter arguments When someone does not publish his idea in the scientific literature but on WUWT you can be almost sure that it is wrong People that do not know that yet after all those years are beyond convincing If that makes it more interesting for you guys you could thus probably put much less focus on debunking nowadays and more on interesting new developments in climatology I was thus wondering how to interpret this You should be an active researcher in a climate related field including impacts at postdoc level or beyond and have an enthusiasm to explain the science quite generally not just about your own research Do you only mean that you do not want people to post adverts for their own papers or does it go further Writing on topics you are not working on is much harder and also kinda defeats the slogan climate science from climate scientist Response I largely agree with your points My sea ice post is a good example of what we re looking for it s not about my research but it s about something I follow closely and that I have worked on indirectly e g I ve published about the Antarctic wind changes but not about sea ice particularly Writing about one s own work is fine but the point is that promoting one s own papers rather than the larger context in which they sit shouldn t be the focus eric 26 Hank Roberts says 20 Dec 2014 at 1 30 PM the CCNF model I would like to see if RC can do something like this It might require a full stop leaving the current RC as a reference archive and restart using that CCNF model a different platform tedious work for someone who knows how to set these things up Or persuade John Mashey to nudge some eager young programmers into a Kickstarter to build the blog comment tool we ve been dreaming of grin a Sorting Hat basically 27 Hank Roberts says 20 Dec 2014 at 3 23 PM PS if you do go to something closer to the CCNF model please preserve the inline responses and the list of the recent ones in the sidebar Being able to see clearly where the climate scientists do add a reply to the peanut gallery comments is often very helpful A compilation of those filled out a bit would be a good reference in itself 28 Hank Roberts says 21 Dec 2014 at 3 05 PM P P S if you do come up with something like the CCNF Sorting Hat 2 threaded model for separating the conversation among scientists from the posts and exchanges among kibitzers another thought Hire a librarian Or let us contribute a fund for enticing librarians to help out because folks like me aren t going to be trusted by those who come in expecting a conspiracy and accustomed to people lying to them Read toward the end of The Long Con how effectively such folks are steered Yet some show up with what they believe are honest questions Starting by asking where they got the idea even if they claim to have just thought of it themselves and then trying to explain how to tell the PR sites from the science sites is always difficult and boring ultimately Folks like me try and some of the regulars here have wonderfully thorough compilations of information they can try leading new readers to that have been looked at by the climate scientists and vetted as getting it right But trusting trust is the hardest thing to get right and easiest to fool yourself I keep thinking how I wish a professional reference librarian was on call someone who might be recognized as honestly committed and more to the point trained to help people find answers to their questions The climate scientists could educate any general reference librarian for sure and a professional librarian would give an outside opinion about the answers 29 Hank Roberts says 21 Dec 2014 at 4 02 PM PPS I don t know if there s a way to call on this sort of Ask A Librarian service this one s primarily for U of California http www questionpoint org crs servlet org oclc home TFSRedirect virtcategory 12571 30 patrick says 22 Dec 2014 at 2 27 AM Contributors emeritus Thank you all so very much The bad news is you ll be missed The good news is you won t burn out at least not here I trust contributors emeritus will continue to be noted at the top I hope new volunteers will find the energy to volunteer Think of it as the emergency room The emergency is in communications possessed of both integrity and skill The headline writers still need more help even if many fine journalists need less as recently seen in a couple of notable cases 31 Edward Greisch says 25 Dec 2014 at 11 27 PM I thought I signed up for a Coursera course on the psychology of denialists but now I can t find it I see ideologues on both political sides with only scientists and engineers able to think clearly but unable to have much political influence All of the politicians are royal screwups Progress is impossible no matter who wins an election Both sides have conspiracy theories or strange psychological theories about the other side I wish RC would start including articles on how to shatter the human tendency to ideology Maybe an anti ideology gas or pill or shock treatment would work Boghossian s street epistemology would work for Boghossian but I don t like to be a street epistemologist Any ideas reCAPTCHA circles for ever 32 Ancient Nerd says 29 Dec 2014 at 4 45 AM There is something I have noticed about the psychology of science Please bear with me I am on your side Settled Science does not imply ignoring evidence that does not add up Exploring the anomalies can open up whole new fields There are examples from Physics my background such as it is of the late 19th and early 20th centuries Once electromagnetism has settled the results of some experiments did not seem to fit The Michelson Morley experiments gave rise to relativity There were other strange phenomena that opened up quantum mechanics Money from grants does not seem to be scientists only motivation Glory is a big one They like those letters after their names they like to be called Doctor Exploring the gaps gets there not covering them up 33 Hank Roberts says 29 Dec 2014 at 4 15 PM Apropos the suggestion about somehow getting a reference librarian for the site going forward plenty of people call the library because they don t have access

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  • Reporting on climate « RealClimate
    But how do we make sense out of all this information More Comments pop up 67 From global climate change to local consequences Filed under Climate impacts Climate modelling Climate Science Communicating Climate IPCC Reporting on climate rasmus 3 November 2013 Some will be luckier than others when it comes to climate change The effects of a climate change on me will depend on where I live In some regions changes may not be as noticeable as in others So what are the impacts in my region More Comments pop up 13 A new European report on climate extremes is out Filed under Climate impacts Climate Science Communicating Climate Reporting on climate Reviews rasmus 26 October 2013 A new report on extreme climate events in Europe is just published Extreme Weather Events in Europe preparing for climate change adaptation It was launched in Oslo on October 24th by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the report is now available online Front cover of Extreme Weather Events in Europe preparing for climate change adaptation What s new The new report provides information that is more specific to Europe than the SREX report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC and incorporate phenomena that have not been widely covered It provides some compelling information drawn from the insurance industry and indeed a representative from Munich Re participated in writing this report There is also material on convective storms hail lightening and cold snaps and the report provides a background on extreme value statistics risk analysis impacts and adaptation More Comments pop up 90 Older Entries Newer Entries Site Google Custom Search Recent Comments What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Jim Eager What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Patrick Eriksson What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Kevin McKinney Anti scientists Carbomontanus What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Spencer Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis SteveS What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Chris Colose Blizzard Jonas and the slowdown of the Gulf Stream System doiknow What is the best description of the greenhouse effect James Powell Unforced Variations Feb 2016 Jim Galasyn With Inline Responses Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis SteveS Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis steve s Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis Andrew Kerber Blizzard Jonas and the slowdown of the Gulf Stream System Hank Roberts Blizzard Jonas and the slowdown of the Gulf Stream System doiknow Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis MartinM Anti scientists Don McKenzie Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis Matt Skaggs Anti scientists mikeworst New On line Classes and Models Marcus Pages Acronym index Data Sources Categories Climate Science Aerosols Arctic and Antarctic Carbon cycle Climate impacts Climate modelling El Nino Geoengineering Greenhouse gases Hurricanes Instrumental Record IPCC Oceans Paleoclimate Sun earth connections

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  • Reporting on climate « RealClimate
    data of previously not included weather stations were added All data centers are continually working to improve their database and they therefore occasionally present version updates of their global series NASA data are currently at version 3 the British Hadley Centre data at version 4 There is nothing unusual about this and the corrections are in the range of a few hundredths of a degree see Figure 1 This really is just about fine details More Comments pop up 59 Thoughts on 2014 and ongoing temperature trends Filed under Climate Science El Nino Instrumental Record Reporting on climate gavin 22 January 2015 Last Friday NASA GISS and NOAA NCDC had a press conference and jointly announced the end of year analysis for the 2014 global surface temperature anomaly which in both analyses came out top As you may have noticed this got much more press attention than their joint announcement in 2013 which wasn t a record year In press briefings and interviews I contributed to I mostly focused on two issues that 2014 was indeed the warmest year in those records though by a small amount and the continuing long term trends in temperature which since they are predominantly driven by increases in greenhouse gases are going to continue and hence produce on a fairly regular basis continuing record years Response to these points has been mainly straightforward which is good if sometimes a little surprising but there have been some interesting issues raised as well More Comments pop up 308 Ten Years of RealClimate Where now Filed under Climate Science Communicating Climate Reporting on climate group 14 December 2014 The landscape for science blogging the public discourse on climate and our own roles in the scientific community have all changed radically over the last 10 years Blogging is no longer something that stands apart from professional communications the mainstream media or new online start ups The diversity of voices online has also increased widely scientists blogging and interacting directly with the public via Twitter and Facebook are much more prevalent than in 2004 The conversations have also changed and for the most part have become more nuanced And a bunch of early career researchers with enthusiasm time to spare and things to say have morphed into institute directors and administrators with lots of new pressures Obviously blogging frequency has decreased in the last year or so in response to these pressures and this raises the question where does RealClimate go now More Comments pop up 42 Older Entries Site Google Custom Search Recent Comments What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Jim Eager What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Patrick Eriksson What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Kevin McKinney Anti scientists Carbomontanus What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Spencer Marvel et al 2015 Part III Response to Nic Lewis SteveS What is the best description of the greenhouse effect Chris Colose Blizzard Jonas and the slowdown of

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  • Labels for climate data « RealClimate
    information in a similar way to labels on medicine In summary there has been much progress on climate data formats and standards but I think we can go even further and become even more efficient by extending this work Update Also see related Climate Informatics Human Experts and the End to End System References T Thorarinsdottir J Sillmann and R Benestad Studying Statistical Methodology in Climate Research Eos Trans AGU vol 95 pp 129 129 2014 http dx doi org 10 1002 2014EO150008 R W Katz P F Craigmile P Guttorp M Haran B Sansó and M L Stein Uncertainty analysis in climate change assessments Nature Climate Change vol 3 pp 769 771 2013 http dx doi org 10 1038 nclimate1980 Comments pop up 12 12 Responses to Labels for climate data 1 SecularAnimist says 24 Apr 2014 at 3 20 PM Thank you This is the kind of informative look inside climate science article that RealClimate does very well perhaps uniquely well 2 Dikran Marsupial says 24 Apr 2014 at 3 33 PM That is the good thing about standards there are always so many to choose from 3 Mankoff says 24 Apr 2014 at 5 09 PM One class of tools I ve found helpful to deal with this are the units packages These are available in all the popular data analysis languages MATLAB R Python and many even support uncertainty For example a precip variable can be created with the code precip nc load precip uu mm uu day And then later easily convert with precip to uu m uu year Alternatively book length 20 ureg centimeter plus minus 2 I use the Pint library for Python http pint readthedocs org en latest 4 sidd says 24 Apr 2014 at 8 39 PM using Fortran for data analysis is no longer very efficient fortran isn t quite dead yet I am biased by my training but for some recent analysis i was doing fortran still beat R Matlab Octave Mathematica and the like by orders of magnitude in running time And if i am running on a beowulf fortran is my weapon of choice every time for numerics distributed text processing is another matter The most important thing is that the numeric libraries for fortran are very old very well debugged and their failure modes are well known It is now possible to import most of these libraries into environments such as R so we sorta can have the best of both worlds in some situations but as i said i am biased and the flip side is that i can develop and debug a program in the latter group of environments an order of magnitude faster which is more important in a great many cases sidd 5 Sanele Ncube 14295068 says 25 Apr 2014 at 5 25 AM So technically there are different climate calenders 6 Ed Davies says 25 Apr 2014 at 5 48 AM temperature Kelvin Fahrenheit or Centigrade What not Celsius Of coures

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