William Connolley

William Connolley

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No-one cares about Theon

Ages ago, John Theon had his five minutes of fame in the usual tedious manner; as blogged by me and others with too much time on their hands. Since then his wiki-life looks like: 2015-11-01T03:17:34 Acroterion (talk | contribs) deleted…
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Exxon speaks

Everyone is being terribly cwuel to Exxon, and they feel the need to respond. You can probably chalk that up as a success, though a minor one. On the ultimate substance I don’t feel any need to revise my previous…
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Hansen et al.: RIP

Via twitter comes news of the sad demise of “Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that 2 °C global warming is highly dangerous”; Review status: This discussion paper has been…
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Frances, top weatherman

It (it? Philippe Verdier, possibly-ex-weatherman) is all a bit silly, but here’s a snapshot from the Torygraph if you like. Its the same old stuff: We are hostage to a planetary scandal over climate change – a war machine whose…
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And so it begins…

Via DA, rawstory, the Beeb reports Alaska mulls extra oil drilling to cope with climate change: Expanding the search for oil is necessary to pay for the damage caused by climate change, the Governor of Alaska has told the BBC.…
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Force F from outer space

Most normal people would have been content to have produced one game-changing theory of climate but David Evans is not a normal person. No! He has squillions of degrees from Really Prestigious universities and has, on his own, invented entire…
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What Exxon Knew and When?

Eli is, in my view, rather over-excited by insideclimatenews’s Exxon’s Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuels’ Role in Global Warming Decades Ago. The interesting question that remains is that since they did not disclose their knowledge to shareholders, will some lawyers…
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Tol on Ward on Wiki

Richard Tol, not content with a quiet and peaceful life, is having fun on wiki. He’s trying to add a “criticism” section to the [[Bob Ward]] page, featuring the exciting adventures of… yes, you’ve guessed it, one R Tol: In…
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Me on P. Thorne on Hansen et al.

I previously promised to read Hansen et al., and I finally have – well, at least skimmed. It hasn’t really changed my opinions. global CO2 emissions continue to increase… the threat posed by ice sheet instability and sea level rise…
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Greek yield curves

The Greeks certainly yielded, but that’s not what I’m talking about. No, this is about bond yields, specifically the inverted yield curve that Greek bonds show at the moment. And its jolly interesting (no, really, don’t go… oh). I should…
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Yet more misc

Fun in comet land. The great silences of space give one pause for thought in the face of the chatter and noise of Earth. Speaking of which, Paul Mason (who he?) says: By neoliberalism I mean the global capitalist system…
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Is Quentin Letts a tosser?

I was pointed at What’s the point of BBC guidelines when it comes to climate change? in the Graun by Richard Black (director, Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit and former BBC science and environment correspondent (errm, I mean that’s who…
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A trip to the Peloponnese

Last year we went to the the Peloponnese for our summer holidays. This year… we did again. My only excuse for this post is for the bits vaguely related to the pol /econ stuff I’ve posted. There wasn’t much of…
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