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About Interpreting Climate Change

The primary aim of this blog is to be a convenient way for me to organize and archive some of my interpretations of climate change science, media and online commentary.  Posts that may be of interest to others I will make public, while others will be kept private.

Comments and discussion

I don’t plan to allow comments for the majority of posts on this blog.  Most blogs do allow comments and in some cases this has led to interesting discussion, rapid communication and engagement between various interested parties.  However, almost every blog I have read also has numerous comments that are irrelevant, unsupported or just plain wrong.  And some comments do nothing to aid communication and understanding, perhaps by offending, defaming or deliberately irritating and demeaning others with no clear gain.  Some commentators also just repeat the same mantra, ignoring previous answers and responses.

I feel some responsibility for what appears on this blog — including in any comments section — and I would not be happy allowing comments that were irrelevant, unsupported, wrong, offensive, defamatory, irritating, demeaning or repetitive to appear on my blog.  As such, allowing comments would probably require me to spend more time than I can spare on very strict moderating and editing.  I may allow comments on occasional posts if there is a clear reason why comments would be helpful.

Despite this, I am happy to correct any errors that are brought to my attention.

About Tim Osborn

I am a climate scientist at the Climatic Research Unit, in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia.


I have developed this blog in a personal capacity during my spare time.  As such, the material contained on this blog is not held by or on behalf of the University of East Anglia, and nor does it represent the views or opinions of the University of East Anglia.  Any views or opinions expressed are solely those of the author.

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