The Intersection

Archives for June, 2006

As I was traveling through various airports yesterday, I couldn’t help hearing about Tropical Depression, and then Tropical Storm, and now what may possibly become Hurricane Alberto. Or not. We just don’t know yet, but a reading of the National Hurricane Center’s archived discussions of the storm shows that so far, it has surprised forecasters…

Check it out here. Key quote: “It’s so important that we continue to fight against right-wing efforts to hijack and distort science for their own partisan purposes.” Amen to that…

Causing Trouble in Las Vegas

I’m pleased to see that the Las Vegas Sun covered the remarks made by myself and General Clark at the Yearly Kos science panel last Friday. I made sure to give my comments a local hook, and the paper picked up on that. Get ready for a long excerpt:

Wes Clark Really Gets It

Wow. The Yearly Kos science panel this morning was awesome, really a tour de force. Facing a full room, Wesley Clark got up there and riffed for at least twenty minutes, with impressive eloquence, about the importance of science to the American future. I wish I’d been taking notes. Here’s a guy whose past–unbeknownst to…

Off to Vegas

Well, I’ve just spent three days writing…the “manuscript” is starting to actually look like something where the scare quotes can be removed around that word….But now I must shift into public speaking mode again. Tomorrow the rent car and I will be heading from Flagstaff slightly northwest to Las Vegas, which should make for a…

In Search of Tech Help

Well, my old website, ChrisCMooney.com, has been hacked. I have no idea how to deal with it. I meant to set the old URL up to redirect here, but I have been way too busy to set that up…and now the problems are compounded. Will someone please email me if they can help out with…

My Debate Comments

Well, the event yesterday at the Skeptics Society conference here in Pasadena went very well, I think. I’m not going to speculate on who “won” the debate between Ron Bailey and myself, but certainly a lot of people came up to me afterwards and thanked me for what I had to say. I won’t give…

Some Ron Bailey Writings

Part of debating, of course, is knowing your opponent. In the case of Ron Bailey, I’ve appeared at three separate events with him in the past, so we do know each other’s arguments fairly well. Still, I’ve done a little background research now that we’re going to be going head-on (we’ve been more orthagonally aligned…

Should Max Mayfield Resign?

That’s the contention of a group called the U.S. Climate Emergency Council, whose protest–outside of the offices of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration–I attended yesterday. It’s headed by Mike Tidwell, a writer and global warming activist who has a book coming out on all of this. I must say, the contention that Mayfield (director…

My Crazy, Crazy June

Well, folks, I’m off to Pasadena tomorrow; the debate with Ron Bailey is Saturday. I may blog more about it here if I need feedback on any particular point as I prep my arguments today and, once I arrive at the hotel in Pasadena, tomorrow. Meanwhile, as thing are likely to be bumpy, here is…