Author Archives: Verity Jones

An Asteroid with Rings

An international team of astronomers has used telescopes at seven locations in South America to make a surprise discovery in the outer Solar System. h/t to Spaceweather.com The announcement today was of the discovery of rings around the asteroid Chariklo … Continue reading

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Challenging Arrhenius Again

Posted on behalf of Peter Morcombe Consensus climate scientists contend that the GHE (Greenhouse Effect) amounts to 33oC.  My definition of the GHE is the change in the average temperature of a planetary body that can be attributed to its … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

 “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser men so full of doubts.” (Bertrand Russell). Well ain’t that so.

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El Hierro eruption: climatic impacts?

On the ‘About’ thread new commenter Wyss Yim said: An important key to understanding UK floods is what really drives the North Atlantic Oscillation. Natural or human-induced changes? For natural drivers we need to include submarine volcanic activity for switching … Continue reading

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Climate of FUD

It’s not unusual to be reading a book quite unrelated to weather, climate, politics or anything to do with to global warming, when a little light goes on in the back of your brain and you think ‘oh – that’s … Continue reading

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Place your bets…

This news just in… After harsh criticism of its seasonal forecasts, and faced with further government cutbacks, the Met Office has developed an inexpensive new forecasting method. 

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Winter rains and continental trains

The period between mid-October and mid-November is sometimes called in weather lore “Autumn Rains and Continental Trains” as one area of low pressure after another races across the Atlantic to dump rain on the UK.  This year the trains are … Continue reading

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Climate change increases weather

Am I allowed a touch of shadenfreude? Again.  Paul Homewood and Pierre Gosselin highlight the embarrassing “Just Say Anything as long as you blame Climate Change” from Met Office Chief Dame Julia Slingo. Last year it was drought: And don’t … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

It’s Groundhog Day again and I’ve a confession to make.  I’ve been trying to write something on this for the past few years.  I was trying for sort of imagined diary with apologies to the film of the same name. … Continue reading

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Judge an author by his pals

This Copernicus journal thing is a mess. I think I’m most angry that the fiasco was probably preventable.  I don’t have an opinion on the science other than ‘interesting’, as further than that I don’t feel qualified to comment, but … Continue reading

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