This blog is about climate science with an emphasis on the observational side. Although climate science will be explored also more generally here, the emphasis is on the issues relating to the ongoing climate change. The AGW in the title stands for Anthropogenic Global Warming, which is a commonly used term for the current human-caused global warming.
I am not a professional climate scientist, but just an interested layman who has been getting familiar particularly to the observational side of the issue by reading the research papers on the subject. I hope I can offer some relevant information on the subject especially as the public discussion on the subject tends to focus more on what climate models can do instead of emphasizing the observational body of evidence which is very large and in my opinion convincing by itself even without far-reaching climate theories or models (which is not to say that climate models are not important and useful tools – they are).
– Name: Ari Jokimäki
– Location: Espoo, Finland
– Year of birth: 1967
– Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering
– Other hobbies: Astronomy, observing and documenting nature, guitar & bass playing, soccer
My articles on climate science have also been published in following blogs:
I have authored one peer-reviewed article on astronomy:
A catalogue of M51 type galaxy associations – Jokimäki, Orr & Russell (2008)
Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 315, Numbers 1-4, 249-283, DOI: 10.1007/s10509-008-9826-3 [Full text and other stuff available here]