Category Archives: My Best Articles

How to convince a sceptic – just give them the data

Over the years I have constantly heard the view that what climate academics are failing to do is “communicate with sceptics”. This is the biggest load of claptrap I’ve ever heard. It shows those doing this kind of research have … Continue reading

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Toward a new theory of ice-ages XIV (Putting it all together)

In this final article I try to tie together what I know about the ice-age cycles – and perhaps as relevant, what I do not know.

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Results of online survey of participants of the climate debate conducted early 2014

Before Xmas I started publishing the survey results from last year, but unfortunately Xmas got in the way. So, I was intending publishing the whole report as a booklet but then I worked out a way to put it on … Continue reading

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The Climate wars – toward a washup review.

As I said a while back (The limits of Climate Hysteria) we’ve now reached the stage in these “climate wars” whereby the climate itself is the main combatant forcing the ranks of the delusional public academia, to be dragged kicking … Continue reading

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Jesus the sceptic

It’s traditional at this time to write some pointless diatribe about crucifixion, why the Xes shouldn’t be in Xmas, 666, the Holy grail and much more, so I thought I would join in and try my luck. And as Jesus … Continue reading

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Interpreting graphs, blurred vision, Lewandowsky and unReal Climate

I was reading Bob Tisdale’s blog Absolutely Amazing! A Climate Scientist Writes a Blog Post about… in which he discusses a post on unRealClimate, in which unRealClimate discuss Anthony Watts blog’s widget. (right) And I was looking forward to seeing how … Continue reading

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Introduction to 1/f climate noise

Time and again I hear nonsense from people saying climate signals are, or are not, “significant”, by this they suppose they mean “cannot be normal”.  But they ignore the fact that in order to say whether or not something it … Continue reading

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Natural habitats of 1/f noise errors.

I’ve been collecting a few interesting curves from the 1/f generator at and here is a selection showing the kinds of features that are typical of 1/f noise and which we regularly see being mistaken for “something”. Note First … Continue reading

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Statistics of 1/f noise – implications for climate forecast

Across at, a slow trickle of people have been looking at the page giving me a total of 221 page views. So, I thought there was enough data to do some preliminary stats. First to recap: the climatic temperature … Continue reading

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A few word definitions

Over the years I’ve introduced and/or started using a few words. So, here is a list of ones that as far as I know I was first to use – together with a few others. The Pause I coined the … Continue reading

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