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Archives for August, 2008

Gustav aims for Louisiana

Hurricane Gustav is taking aim at the coast of Louisiana. Jeff Masters at Weather Underground is the goto place for the details of this storm. If I am reading it all right, Gustav will be a major hurricane when it strikes the Gulf coast, possibly a category 4, and it may well strike New Orleans.…

Global Warming News: 200th edition!

Yesterday was the 200th edition of “Another week of GW News”, and close to the 50th edition posted here on A Few Things Ill Considered. Please join me in thanking H.E.Taylor for this remarkable effort that provides such a wonderful service to all of us interested in the issue of anthropogenic global warming. Thanks, HET!…

Another Week of GW News, August 24, 2008

Sipping from the internet firehose… This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H.E.Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup

Yet more sports commentary

Roger Pielke Jr has another post promoting the whole Hockey Stick schtick. My “sceptic guide” entry on that is still here, and I don’t have much more to say about it still to this day. But as for the meta discussion…

Very cool map of rising sea levels

From NASA JPL’s Global Climate Change website, here is a very cool map of sea level rise around the world. Despite what one might think at first, sea level, and sea level rise, is not uniform around the world.

Earth’s shadow

Yesterday’s APOD has a very cool multiple exposure picture of the moon passing through the earth’s shadow, partially that is. It really gives a impressive sense of earth’s shadow, even more than the usual total eclipse photos.

Believing in a talking snake

So Bill Maher is interviewing a sitting US Senator about evolution. This Senator is not so sure about evolution (“the scientific communty is a little divided on that”) and Maher is a little sceptical that intelligent people could actually believe in a talking snake: You’re a Senator. You are one of the very few people…

The physics of ice cream

Check out a cool post (bad pun not intended…unless you thought it was good) on the physics of making ice cream from Green Gabbro!

From yesterday’s DemocracyNow headlines: The Washington Post reports F. Chase Hutto III, a senior aide to Vice President Cheney, is the leading contender to become a top official at the Energy Department. The promotion would put one of the administration’s most ardent opponents of environmental regulation in charge of forming department policies on climate change.…

Making Lemonade

I poke into Jennifer Marohasy’s blog from time to time, though I am no longer a regular commenter. I gave that up a couple of years ago but still take any special cases as opportunities to chime in again. She’s one of those standard types of sceptics, the “scientist” from another discipline just “honestly” investigating…