A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for September, 2008

Despite the familiarity of this headline, it actually only became news today (and is still a little uncertain). The National Snow and Ice Data Centre is today anouncing the sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has reached its minimum extent for this year. Some notable facts from the article:

One last post on Sarah Palin

I wasn’t going to talk about McCain’s VP pick, Sarah Palin again, but I felt compelled to share this one unique video and make a couple of last observations…. The video is a very rear glimpse of a republican operative speaking honestly about Palin (well about anything I suppose), a revealing look inside their thinking:

Great little video overview of LHC

I don’t know if you all do too, but I find the whole LHC thing pretty interesting. So here’s a short video (6ish minute) that gives a very simple and visual overview of how the whole thing operates:

Another Week of GW News, September 14, 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

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: The so called "Greenhouse Effect" which is the underpinning of the entire theory of anthropogenic global warming claims that greenhouse gases in the upper atmosphere absorb outgoing…

Happy LHC Day!

Just wanted to be one of the voices acknowledging day one of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. I know very little about it, but being a blogger I don’t let that get in the way of talking about it!

Very compelling video

For those of you who read this blog and don’t read Pharyngula, (there must be a few!), I found this video to be too compelling to stop wathcing, and very powerful and moving in its message. There really is a lot at stake in the coming election, but I have less and less hope as…

Signal vs Noise

Over on my latest entry in the “How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic” guide, a commenter has taken issue with this passage: Discerning a trend from noisy data is one of the most basic processes in scientifc research, so even though this argument has a naive appeal to the majority of us with no…

Temperatures plummeted in 2008

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: Temperatures plummeted over the last year (2007-2008). If you look at this data from the Met Office Hadley Centre you can clearly see that in one year…

Another Week of GW News, September 7, 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