A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for February, 2010

The acid test

Here is a nice short film (~20 minutes) about ocean acidification, the “other carbon dioxide problem“, the reason geoengineering “solutions” like orbiting sun shades are not solutions. It is only about one third doom and gloom, sandwiched between the natural beauty of what we have now in the beginning and some hopeful prospects for the…

Save me a seat (OT)

Being from Vancouver, I can’t let the winter olympics go by without at least one brief note. They are going on for a week and a half now, but by design, I am back in Australia for work. I love Vancouver, it’s a beautiful city:

Another week of GW News, February 21, 2010

Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years 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

Ian Plimer debate George Monbiot

I know this is old news, but I just found the youtubes of this debate. You will recall how Plimer declined to answer some very straightforward requests for evidence of a handful of his most egregious fabrications that George Monbiot put to him as a precondition of a debate. Well, not because Plimer decided to…

Another week of GW News, February 14, 2010

Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years 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

The shortsightedness of using short term trends

The good thing for those interested in reality, is that arguments about short tem trends only last for…um short terms. The bad thing for the denialism movement’s argument recycling machine is that they can’t rely on copy/paste, or at least shouldn’t!

Copenhagen roundup

I never said much about Copenhagen finding it all rather predictably depressing. But in case you did not follow it closely the youtube audio below sums it all up admirably in the style of Dr Suess! (h/t to Climate Extremist)

I love analogies

And this one is a beauty. Of course, like models, all analogies are wrong but some are useful! I think this hits the nail on the head in terms of CRU’s perspective but I grant you it does not describe well any of the probable things that might be in the heads of the Climate…

For most of us, the F in FOI stands for “freedom”. It seems for Steve McIntyre, it stands for “form letter”.

Tim Lambert debates Lord Monckton

Anyone going to be in Sydney with a video camera? I happen to be in Australia now, but Sydney is a far cry from Ulverstone…