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Boiling Bates Down

Allow Eli to simplify the issues about Karl et al. 15 and John BatesBates designed an overly complicated set of procedures for climate data archiving.He got upper management at NOAA to sign on because the charts looked pretty. There were…
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The Speed of Entropy

In a post fact world, everything degrades to heat in microseconds, so Eli, although perhaps only a day behind, is well, a day behind, or two or three.  The latest attempt to recreate the furor following the hack of CRU…
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Inappropriate Open Thread

Since all the bunnies have agreed to hijack the discussion on one of Eli's wonderful posts, the blather has been moved here, and feel free to disgrace yourselves further or feed the troll (you know who you are).19 comments: 8c7793aa-15b2-11e5-898a-67ca934bd1dfsaid...…
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Where the Money Goes

Having been in the university science game for over 40 years, Eli, well actually, Ms. Rabett always gives a snort when told how everbunny is getting rich on grants.  Katherine Hayhoe, having perhaps reached the end of her very long…
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Best since FDR

SourceI hoped to do a more in-depth-for-me writeup, but I don't think that's happening. The post headline both says it all and is pretty obvious IMHO.The other post-FDR presidents who've had great things happen - LBJ and Nixon - have…
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Gravity in the Greenhouse

Gravity is the cause of the greenhouse effect.What?Well if a Rabett thinks long enough and hard enough about it, the greenhouse effect is a consequence of three things, two of which are the result of gravity and the other of…
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Trust Everybunny, But Cut the Cards

Peter Finley Dunne has long been one of Eli's favorite observers of the human, especially the political condition.  Writing at the beginning of the 20th century in the voice of Mr. Dooley, a publican of the Irish persuasion, he instructed…
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When the North Pole Melts

Photo by William YuEli, being an elf, or at least a bunny of good cheer would want to brighten your evening, when Santa is able to load up the sleigh and head for the chimneys.When the young bunnies can look…
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We’ll see

And we'll see if Exxon keeps acknowledging climate science with an SEC run by Trump appointees. 2/2— Brian Schmidt (@BSchmidtTweets) December 20, 2016 And in other news, I worried in July about the Trump Administration misusing the pardon power to…
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Bingo

Duncan Black can be both pithy and right.  He hit it out of the park today.  So with just a teensy bit of the [Pielke] brackets It's been a long time since I've been in academia, but one thing I know…
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Readings

A couple of good things.First, Steve Easterbrook on the sand in the wheels, why it is so hard to get anything doneThe second, a commentary in Nature Climate Change by Kevin Trenberth, Melinda Marquis and Stephan Zebiak, setting forth the…
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Readings

A couple of good things.First, Steve Easterbrook on the sand in the wheels, why it is so hard to get anything doneWell, only one for now, the other is behind a paywall and Eli needs some blasting powder…
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If you thought that was scary

Sea ice extent measures the area of the sea where there is at least some minimum concentration of sea ice, typically 15% coverage.  Sea ice area is a measure of the actual area covered by the sea ice.  Because extent…
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And Then They Came for Richard Tol

As somebunnies may have noticed, Richard Tol is not Eli's favorite economist or much of anything else.  For one thing, well there are a lot of things, but most annoying to Eli is his worship of formalism which blinds him…
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