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What do scientists really say about climate change?

There’s a video making the rounds on social media by Richard Lindzen, who is an emeritus professor of meteorology. Most of the claims in the video are literally true, but they’re presented in a way that misrepresents the actual facts … Continue reading

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Some Perspective on Warming

http://xkcd.com/1732/

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Starting the next “pause”

2015 is the hottest year ever recorded. Or, as deniers prefer to say, it was “the beginning of the next ‘pause’.”

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So, you don’t believe in Qi?

Here’s proof: https://gifs.com/embed/KRQVdb

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Checking for Bias

If there’s one thing you should take away from an introductory-level philosophy class, it is the insight that we are often blind to our own cognitive mistakes. From Socrates pointing out the importance of knowing what you don’t know, all … Continue reading

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The Hockey Stick

This isn’t going to be full accounting of the Hockey Stick controversy. You can read the post at the American Institute of Phsyics or Wikipedia if you want more gory details, or Mann’s book if you want a first-hand account. … Continue reading

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Watch the Arctic Ice Melt Away

Here’s a very nice animation that gives you a good sense of how much arctic sea ice we’ve lost in the past few decades. It’s useful because it makes it intuitively clear (in a way mere graphs often don’t) that … Continue reading

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