Archives for April, 2009
Now this is worth checking out! (for the incurious, it is a bit of fantastic photography of various insects) The mosquito larvae are my favorite so far.
Two common assertions: melting sea ice has no effect on global sea level, and alarmists will grasp at every straw in trying to scare us all. It turns out that they are both wrong.
So, George Will and the Washington Post are at it again, head over to Things Break for the details. These institutions are oblivious to their own impending demise, a demise that articles like George Will’s show they fully deserve. [Update: Grist notes that Will is called out by name by his own paper for making…
Giant Razor Clawed Crabs pose no threat, experts say At least I thought it was funny.
In case anyone has noted my recent absence in comment threads since Friday, March 27, 2009, well, I have a good excuse!
Michael Tobis finds an illustrative example of misleading with a scientific accent. On a related topic, Robert Grumbine examines how to actually answer the question “Does CO2 correlate with temperature?” (More Grumbine Science recently added to the blogroll here, btw). I have a couple of Sceptic Guide postings on that here and here.
Guest post from het, provider of the weekly feature “Another week of GW News“ Sandbag Central (source: Boston.com) When I see scenes like the ‘sandbag central’ Fargo stadium — thousands of people shovelling sand, making and piling sandbags, fighting together for their city — my heart swells. It is the community of shared adversity. CBC-TV…