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This Climate Modelling Primer web site facilitates communication among users of “The Primer” and from them to us (the writers). The 4th edition of "The Climate Modelling Primer" should start shipping in April [14.Feb update: some pre-publication copies have just arrived with us]. New features of the latest edition include direct links to movies from an internet capable smartphone.

Off the charts...

Australia’s record hot year is part of a global, longer-term trend. Over the past century, the Earth’s climate has warmed and continues to warm.

http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/offthecharts

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iGlobe Inc partnering new initiative to communicate climate science

MIT researchers partner with iGlobe Inc. to educate students and the public on the climate. If you're in the Boston area on March 4, contact iglobeinc.com for details of their event at the MacAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. iGlobe make some awesome spherical displays like the one pictured.

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Clouds and climate sensitivity

The correct simulation of clouds seems to rule out some of the lower climate sensitivity models… http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2013/12/31/improved-climate-models-...

New versions of EBM posted

I've posted some updated versions of the EBM. These have fixed some issues with the program that arose as OS versions changed. You can find the new versions under 'Downloads' tab.

Worse Climate Verse: Celebrating Six Decades

This collection celebrates the 60th birthday of one of the Climate Modelling Primer authors with verses such as:

The Climate Modelling Primer
Isn't a dozen-a-dimer
Take a good look
At this excellent book,
And add your verse to the rhymer.

Green Screen: Climate Fix Flicks

The Green Screen: Climate Fix Flicks 2012 goal was to raise awareness of the opportunities and positive effects of moving the world towards a low carbon future.

Problems with the CD

If you recently purchased a copy of the third edition of 'A Climate Modelling Primer', you may have experienced problems with some of the files on the CD. If this is the case, please contact the publisher. There is an issue with some of the CDs and the helpful folks at Wiley will let you know how you can get a replacement CD. You can contact Izzy Canning at John Wiley & Sons (icanning@wiley.com).

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External links...

REALCLIMATE.ORG offers good scientific analysis of current climate change issues, sometimes relating to climate models and what they mean.

Climate Modelling 101 What are climate models and why are they important? A useful resource from the US National Academy of Sciences.

CLIMATEPREDICTION.NET offers a way for anyone to run a climate model on their desktop computer and to be a part of a huge community of climate modellers. Make those spare CPU cycles count!

SKEPTICAL_SCIENCE: a website that is skeptical about global warming skepticism: whether contrarians’ arguments have any basis from the peer reviewed scientific literature.