Epistemology

Lew Unblocked

Back when I was allowed to comment at the Conversation on their articles about Climate Change (and French and Italian politics, modern dance and veganism), their second- and third-most prolific authors were Stephan Lewandowsky and John Cook, with forty-odd articles apiece. Lew’s forty articles span April 2011 to August 2016, followed by a long “pause” … Continue reading

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Fascinating Algorithm

You may have heard about the recent crackdown by internet providers on purveyors of Fake News, which began by the banning of Alex Jones by Facebook and Twitter. First they came for the loony rightwing racist chemtrail conspiracy theorist But I wasn’t a loony rightwing racist chemtrail conspiracy theorist So what me worry? Then it … Continue reading

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IPCC Chap.1: Verse 1: Commentary

This was going to be a comment on Jaime’s excellent article https://cliscep.com/2018/10/09/sr15-under-the-looking-glass-part-i-ipcc-claims-all-warming-is-now-anthropogenic/ but it got out of hand. Here are some quotes from the Executive Summary of Chapter 1 of the report, with comments: Depending on the temperature dataset considered, 20-40% of the global human population live in regions that, by the decade 2006-2015, had … Continue reading

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Jo Nova on HADCRUT

Jo Nova has a must read article on the first ever audit of the HADCRUT temperature records http://joannenova.com.au/2018/10/first-audit-of-global-temperature-data-finds-freezing-tropical-islands-boiling-towns-boats-on-land/ It’s based on the doctoral thesis of John McLean who found a pile of steaming detritus where the world’s top scientists had been. A month in Romania at -45°C; 3 months in Colombia at 80°C; sea temperature … Continue reading