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“All models are wrong, but some are useful”
— George Box (1919-2013)

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  • Climate Change By Numbers

    Happy New Year (er…)! Sorry for the total lack of posts since September – I’ve been busy settling into my new lectureship…

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  • How to love uncertainty in climate science

    This is the script of my TEDxCERN talk, a 12-13 minute talk I did from memory. When the video is put online…

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  • Open to positive feedback

    I’m extremely happy to say that on the 1st October I’ll be taking up a lectureship at the Open University! I’ll be…

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  • Whether environmental modellers are wrong

    [This is a comment invited by Issues in Science and Technology as a reply to the article “When All Models Are Wrong” in their Winter…

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  • Pause for thought

    Ed Hawkins, Doug McNeall and I have just had a commentary published called Pause for Thought. It’s part of a Nature Focus…

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  • Nine Lessons and Carols in Communicating Climate Uncertainty

    About a month ago I was invited to represent the Cabot Institute at the All Parliamentary Party Climate Change Group (APPCCG) meeting…

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  • No need to worry about Greenland’s waterslides

    We’ve had a new study published about the slippery slopes of Greenland. If we’re right they’re not as slippery – and therefore…

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  • Climate scientists must not advocate particular policies

    This is an invited contribution to the Guardian Political Science blog. As a climate scientist, I’m under pressure to be a political…

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  • Debrief from Cheltenham

    I’m at home, groggy but happy after our Cheltenham Science Festival event yesterday, “Can we trust climate models?”. It was exhausting, fun, exciting…

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  • From Ice to High Seas

    My project ice2sea is currently in the news. For example, the BBC: ‘Best estimate’ for impact of melting ice on sea level rise. Ice2sea…

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  • Can we trust climate models?

    I’m a climate modeller. Why would I invite a climate sceptic to the Cheltenham Science Festival to have a public discussion called…

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  • Possible futures

    This is the final part of a series of introductory posts about the principles of climate modelling. Others in the series: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4…

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