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The Grand Climate System – the new level in planetary theory

Climate is ultimately complex. Dynamically complex systems cannot be resolved to simple cause and effect. Studying cause and effect illuminates the components of the system but climate’s full picture remains elusive. Understanding the components does not enable understanding of the … Continue reading

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Climate chaos – the once and future dragon-king

“… the future evolution of the global mean temperature may hold surprises on both the warm and cold ends of the spectrum due entirely to internal variability that lie well outside the envelope of a steadily increasing global mean temperature.”  … Continue reading

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After the deluge

My town was hit by a monster storm on Friday 20th of February 2015.  At least that’s how the media reported it.  They were thick on the ground.  If you couldn’t get interviewed for TV then you weren’t trying.  I … Continue reading

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Climate and complexity

The Pacific Decadal Oscillation, the Arctic Oscillation, the Antarctic Oscillation, the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, the Indian Ocean Dipole, the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation.  A proliferation of oscillations it seems – changing abruptly between states on decadal to … Continue reading

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