A successor to Where Are They Now, 2014.
First and foremost, and although not quite in 2015 I shall ignore that, was David Bowie.
2015 was the year I finally kicked the habit of reading denialist blogs – well, nearly – which was a good idea, but it does mean I’m not as in touch as I used to be, since I now get it second hand from Sou mostly.
The only new thing I can think of that died in 2015 was The Pause. A somewhat shameful episode in climate history, as I said in my review of the year. Other than that, we’re onto the probably-still-dead things from 2014.
Pattern Recognition in Physics remains dead; the current issue is from 2014. Lennart Bengtsson, Salby and Sue-Me Monkers, who all made 2014, faded into obscurity this year. In LB’s case I’m sure he’ll be pleased.
Sou found tentative signs of life from the Open Atmospheric Society in June. On July 20, 2015 they were “Seeking applications for the Board of Directors”, and said “A vote of the membership will be convened within 30 days”. That seems to be about it. There’s a fb page; I left them a friendly message and I encourage everyone else to do the same.
AW’s epoch-making paper appeared pretty dead in 2014, though there were possible signs of life in June 2015 and it then burst into glorious, if perhaps only partial, re-birth as an AGU poster and promise of a paper; or see VV. However, as I pointed out at the later and which EJ rather unsubtely failed to explain, they’re not publishing the draft paper this time.
If you’ve read all the way to the end, you likely want to know that Denial Depot is back, hurrah!
Speaking of denial, a late update: Robert Carter has kicked it; see comment #12 [update: and post].