Tag Archives: ENSO

The Grand Climate System – the new level in planetary theory

Understanding climate require a systems approach that seems little appreciated to date. The consequence of this neglect is that widespread expectations of the future evolution of climate have no validity. The policy implication of a climate system that doesn’t behave … 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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The Unstable Math of Michael Ghil’s Climate Sensitivity

By Bob Ellison The US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) defined abrupt climate change as a new climate paradigm as long ago as 2002. A paradigm in the scientific sense is a theory that explains observations. A new science paradigm … Continue reading

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