Archives for April, 2006

Wii…

Yes, only in Japan… See James Annan. Somewhat more seriously, John Fleck praises Benny Peiser (don’t worry folks, its not for his climate-type opinions, which remain junk, but for finding some interesting papers on impacts). And over at RealClimate, even more seriously, the long-awaiting post pointing out what von S did wrong in Science is…

An astute (?) reader points me towards Even greener than he thinks by Melanie Phillips. Apart from starting off with a few good points (why is it “green” to fly by private jet to the Arctic for a photo-op) we are down to the usual tedium (the Hockey stick *isn’t* fatally flawed; GW isn’t based…

More junk from Milloy

Sigh. I really shouldn’t fall for this stuff. But its so desperate, its worth pointing out. Ref is http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,192544,00.html (I’ll avoid linking it in the hope you don’t upgrade their hit count). Milloy sez he is debunking two key myths of climate alarmism, including that the Earth’s atmosphere acts like a greenhouse and that reducing…

It constantly amazes me how completely cr*p the climate septics are. I dont mean the skeptics – e.g. Lindzen, who is a better met man than me, though he has gone a bit emeritus recently – I mean flacks like Milloy. If you want to be skeptical of GW, then the only real point at…

Yet more blogging?

Tim Lambert notes that Science advocates blogging (and since they mention RC and scienceblogs, who can disagree?). They also mention James A; he raises the interesting point about blogs being tolerated rather than encouraged. Certainly I get no work-credit at all for this (not that I was expecting any) but its a fun thing to…

Thats from the Grauniad. Its was on the BBC 10 o’clock news. It was Scientist issues grim warning on global warming in the Times. But why? Thats what I was wondering, as I watched the news (just for once on TV; from my mothers house, on hols for Easter. Very nice too but no wireless…

The EU has an emissions trading regime (must find out about this sometime), and apparently prices are up… EU CO2 Emission Prices Hit New Record High says Planetark. Higher gas/oil prices makes burning coal more economical, which is more CO2 intensive, so quota prices rise. And its been dry so hydropower is down. Time for…

Science and Religion

Before the main post, here is Daniels joke of the day: what do you call a fly with no wings? Answer…

EGU: Friday

To start off, an image from the commercial district. Sorry I couldn’t centre myself properly.

EGU: Thursday

A view of the cathedral, which looms up over the streets on my way to the U-bahn.