I only ask because I want to know

Once allowance has been made not only for the IPCC’s reduction of the feedback sum f from 2.05 to 1.5 W m–2 K–1 and the application of Eq. (1) to the relationship between TS and FS but also for the probability that f is not strongly positive, for the possibility that a 50% increase in CO2 concentration is all that can occur before fossil-fuel exhaustion, for the IPCC’s estimate that only half of equilibrium sensitivity will occur within the century after the CO2 increase, and for the fact that the CO2 increase will not be complete until the end of this century, it is difficult, and arguably impossible, to maintain that Man can cause a dangerous warming of the planet by 2100.

Indeed, even one ignores all of the considerations in the above paragraph except the first, the IPCC’s implicit central estimate of global warming this century would amount to only 1.1 K, just within the arbitrary 2-K-since-1750 limit, and any remaining warming would come through so slowly as to be harmless. It is no longer legitimate – if ever it was – to maintain that there is any need to fear runaway warming.

The Liberals have dodged a fight at their annual love-in

The motion brought by the party’s regional and rural committee called on the Abbott government not to sign up to any binding agreements at the United Nations climate change summit in Paris later this year.

The motion called for a parliamentary inquiry to “examine the scientific evidence that underpins the man-made global warming theory and investigate the reasons for the failure of computer models, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and prominent individuals to predict, among other things, the pause in global warming this century”.

Centre for Intelligent and Networked Systems

Centre for Intelligent and Networked Systems (CINS) is focused on conducting research in the areas of Computational Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Networks and their applications in ICT industry. Networks provide the mathematical underpinning for the formal analysis of networked behavior and Computational Intelligence including pattern recognition provides the techniques for individual behavior.

Bureau of Meteorology told to improve data handling, analysis

Graham Lloyd, The Australian, June 19, 2015 Better data handling and statistical methods and the use of pre-1910 temperature records would improve the Bureau of Meteorology’s national temperature data set ACORN-SAT, an ­independent review has found. A technical advisory panel, brought forward following public concerns that the bureau’s homogenisation process was exaggerating a warming trend, said it was “generally satisfied” with BoM’s performance. But it said there was “scope for improvements that can boost the transparency of the data set”. Scientists who queried BoM’s management of the national temperature data said they had been vindicated by the report. The review panel made…