Brangelina thread

By popular request, Brad Keyes is only permitted to post in this thread.


  1. #1 BBD
    May 2, 2013

    Lionel A

    I like the spiral! Much better than a bar-type representation that has to be eight pages deep to get you back to the Hadean.

    My son will only turn six later this year, so early days for him yet. I will certainly buy something like the Cassell reference, although may hold off a few more years in hope of a fully updated edition.


    I thought you were on the far side of the world along with so many others here. By the sound of things, you are just along the coast.

  2. #2 Lionel A
    May 2, 2013

    By the sound of things, you are just along the coast.

    Yes a coast that in places has had a recent landslip one of many over recent years as the rate increases .

    Which despite all the hoopla from ‘Keyes of the Kingdom’ is down to

    …prolonged rainfall has made the cliffs along it far more unstable than normal.

    which increased rainfall in turn is due to changes in the AO elucidated upon here ,

    which in turn has something to do with Arctic ice loss

    which in turn is due to a warming globe where the Arctic temperature anomalies are in double figures compared to the much lower anomalies of equatorial regions

    which in turn is due to a measured increase in atmospheric GHGs which from budgeting can be largely accredited to human activity and which has a calculable warming effect – physics.

    So even a whole blogs worth of the type of puerile argument we see from Keyes can nay-say that.

    Is mitigation not better than adaptation for there are severe limits for that latter and attempts at such are likely to accelerate the already bad processes.

  3. #3 BBD
    May 3, 2013

    Inspiration? Employer? Coincidence?

    We will never know, but it is entertaining to speculate 😉

  4. #4 FrankD
    May 3, 2013

    I enjoyed Benton’s book, although the writing lacks the verve of Fortey (who Lionel mentioned).

    I found it a better history of the last 200 years than of 251 MYA. He takes (IMO) too much time following the course of the investigation and too little revealing the nature of the murder. At the end we know a lot more about the detectives pursuing the case than we do about the killer.

    Personally, I’d have preferred a little more of the forensic detail, even at the expense of some other material such has the gradualism-versus-catastrophism debate, but its still a good read (especially since I snaffled my copy at half-price!)

  5. #5 Lionel A
    May 5, 2013

    Duh @ #2!

    So even a whole blogs worth of the type of puerile argument we see from Keyes can NOT nay-say that.

  6. #6 David B. Benson
    May 9, 2013
  7. #7 bill
    May 16, 2013

    Hey, ‘Bradley’. Seems there is indeed an overwhelming consensus on AGW! But you knew that already…

    Enjoy your intellectual limbo!

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