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Some relevant recent news

There has been an unfortunate lack of activity on this blog recently. I’ve been kept busy with various things, not least preparing for my PhD Viva tomorrow (the defence of my thesis). Fingers crossed that it goes well, and that the next time I write a post it will be as ‘Doctor’ Carruthers. In the…


Biases, and the world of climate change denial on my doorstep

A new paper came out in Science just last week called Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming hiatus, by Dr. Thomas Karl of the NOAA, which considers the so-called ‘hiatus’ in global warming in the last 17 years or so. I don’t intend to cover the paper in detail; you can…


Edinburgh’s Aurora

A quick post to show off some photos of mine of this wonderful natural phenomenon, which was visible over the skies of the UK last night (27th/28th February, 2014).  A very late night taking these pictures as I’d missed it earlier in the evening, hopefully it will make an impressive appearance again soon! Advertisements