A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for September, 2012

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 6 Table of Contents Chapter 8 Chapter 7 Teaser, June 4, 2055 A couple of weeks later, I received a curious invitation. It was courier delivered snail mail, a photocopy of a letter of inquiry from some guy to a toy company, which read: Dear Customer Service, I…

Take a ride on Denial!

Inferno is back at it at Denial Depot, and as always it is good for more than a few laughs!  I particularily enjoyed this comment he/she added in the thread under the latest post on artic ice: Although that said, Earth’s polar axis of rotation has only been reliably observed during the last 30 years…

Another Week of GW News, September 23, 2012

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 skip to bottom Another Week of Climate Instability News Information Overloadis Pattern Recognition September 23, 2012 Chuckles, COP18+, Arctic Nukes, Séralini, Arctic Sea Ice…

NSIDC has (preliminarily) announced the new record low ice extent for 2012. On September 16, 2012 sea ice extent dropped to 3.41 million square kilometers (1.32 million square miles). This appears to have been the lowest extent of the year. In response to the setting sun and falling temperatures, ice extent will now climb through…

Is Steve McIntyre an expert statistician?

I am not afraid of admitting my own areas of ignorance.  The human body of knowledge is enormous and no one can possess all of it, or even be moderately familiar with all of it.  The only shame is in pretending otherwise. This admission fundamentally shapes my personal approach to the whole Hockeystick/Dendrochronology/Michael Mann brouhaha,…

Running from the Flames

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Late in the afternoon earlier this month Charles Worth was hiking with his dog, Brownie, down Deep Creek Trail in Montana, toward the Yellowstone River, when he noticed a churning column of smoke in front of him. Only a mile from the trailhead and his truck, he stopped to weigh his chances.…

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 5 Table of Contents Chapter 7 Chapter 6 The Great Hunger, May 19, 2055 I took my bike to university the next day so I could go grocery shopping on the way home. After two classes in the afternoon, the last one spent trying to fire some enthusiasm…

Deep Climate on Richard Muller

Deep Climate has a great run down of Richard Muller’s recent public appearances and some details on his ties to the Koch brothers, it is well worth a careful read.  And while we’re talking about Richard Muller, check out NPR’s shameful decision to “balance” Muller’s converted-to-mainstream scientific views with the provision of a soap box…

I like Pi as much as the next guy, but….

Now here’s a great use of airplane fuel…(no, actually it is not) (h/t Greg Laden)

POTSDAM – In 1845, Captain Sir John Franklin of the British Royal Navy led 128 men on two iron-plated steam ships, Erebus and Terror, into the Arctic, where they eventually disappeared. The voyage was the culmination of four centuries of failed attempts to navigate the Northwest Passage – a direct route from Europe to Asia…