So, why is everyone so ecstatic about this latest xkcd cartoon?
It’s not as if it’s telling us much we didn’t know. [more]
“In the end it’s not about finding policies that work, it’s about forging consensus and fighting cynicism. Can we do this?”
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Results suggest that even the observed short-term temperature sensitivity from the Arctic will have little impact on the global atmospheric methane budget.
Somebody oversimplifies the Tobis Diagram:
I’ve been invited to participate in a new Bray and von Storch survey of climate scientists. The questions seem structured to de-authenticate climate models. [more]
“Few progressives have turned around to face the future. And one can see why.”
It’s almost enjoyable to watch the “no warming for 17 years” crowd predictably fail to update their priors.
Meanwhile let’s hope that “no global warming since 2016” will hold for a while.
There’s no Supreme Court of Truth, no supreme authority that affixes an imprimatur of “scientific fact”.
Yet we believe many things to be true which we could not have known about without science. It’s obvious that science can draw conclusions which are effectively certain, but it’s less than obvious how this happens. How does speculation turn into hypothesis, then established theory, then fact? It’s a social process more than a formal one. [more]