Andy Skuce

Recovering oilman, concerned about climate change.

Recent Articles

NASA January 2016 temperature update

The NASA GISTEMP global average surface temperature data have been updated to include January 2016, which had the largest monthly temperature anomaly ever recorded: 1.13°Celsius above the 1951-1980 baseline. This is slightly above the  December 2015 anomaly of 1.11°C. The…
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Corrections, misties and anomalies

Apologies to all who came here earlier. I mistakenly published this yesterday before it was finished. I don’t read denialist blogs very often. Life is too short. And there are more interesting scientific and policy problems to grapple with than…
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A global temperature record for 2015

The 2015 data are now in for Nasa’s GISTEMP surface temperature record. (News release, slides, data.) As expected, 2015 is the warmest year in the series. By far. The two warmest years in recorded global history were 2014 and 2015.…
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The quest for CCS

This article was originally published online at Corporate Knights and will appear in the hard copy Winter 2016 Edition of the Corporate Knights Magazine, which is to be included  as a supplement to the Globe and Mail and Washington Post…
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Alberta’s new carbon tax

Originally posted at Skeptical Science on December 31, 2015 On Sunday November 22nd, 2015, Alberta’s new centre-left Premier, Rachel Notley, announced that the province would be introducing an economy-wide carbon tax priced at $30 per tonne of CO2 equivalent, to…
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So long, Keystone XL

From http://keystone-xl.com/home/keystone-xl-kxl-oil-pipeline-maps/ After an approval process that lasted longer than World War Two, President Obama finally said “No” to the Keystone XL pipeline. This is undoubtedly a major victory for climate activists who had a lot staked on the outcome.…
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The thermometer needle and the damage done

***Please consider participating in Dr Paige Jarreau’s blog readers’ survey. Details are to be found at the bottom of this piece.*** http://www.russell-scientific.co.uk/0039066333-magnetic-dial-thermometer-197-p.asp A recent paper published in Nature by Marshall Burke, Solomon M. Hsiang and Edward Miguel Global non-linear effect…
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Oops

My apologies for inadvertently publishing and then quickly withdrawing a piece on methane leakage in BC. It was intended as a supplement to an article that will come out in Corporate Knights magazine in the next few weeks. I jumped…
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