Archives for May, 2006

David Appell back

The first blog I read was Quark Soup, back in the days when the M&M controversy was interesting… gosh that was a while ago. Then he got burned out; now he is back, at http://davidappell.blogspot.com/. Good. DA doesn’t much like a recent WaPo article on GW, that focusses on William Gray. But I thought it…

Aegypt

Aegypt is the name of a fantasy book by John Crowley, as well as the title of yet another non-climate-science post by me. I have loved several of Crowleys books – notably The Deep; Engine Summer; and Beasts. Which left me eager to read more, and totally baffled by Little, Big: a book with some…

And the forum is: http://groups.google.com/group/globalchange/. Go have a look. Why? From the welcome message: We are creating a moderated newsgroup/mailing list for the discussion of environmental science, economics, policy and politics, especially as related to global change issues such as climate change, biodiversity, and sustainability. The signal to noise ratio on sci.environment and similar unmoderated…

Depressing Grey Day

Today (and to a lesser extent yesterday) was a deeply depressing grey day of rain. To make it worse, it would occaisionally stop, and lighten a bit, just to tempt you into the idea things were getting better. Left alone I would have curled up by the fire with a book and/or an internet connection;…

400th comment

I’ve just had my 400th comment. You can’t see it, cos I deleted it as distasteful :-) Williams blog rule for lots of comments: don’t talk about science :-)))

Ask a science blogger?

Apparently Seed has a feature called “ask a science blogger” and there is a question of the week. This weeks is “If you could shake the public and make them understand one scientific idea, what would it be?”. If anyone can tell me where to find this, though, I’d be grateful. I found it via…

CO2 scenarios again

Stoat, the blog that has abandoned science in favour of economics, about which I know little. But wait for the musing post on model skill scores… Anyway, the last post got lots of interesting comments – thank you – dear reader, go take a look if you don’t normally read post comments. I shall pick…

Following on from Tim Lamberts post on Lindzens latest nonsense I found this from Henderson (as-in C+H). Its from the same conference.

UK CO2 (again)

Interesting little snippet on the news this morning: the EU carbon trading scheme is in some trouble, with prices heading down, because countries have issued excessive permits. Oops: someone has been careless (or naughty: I wonder which?). But thats for another day: today is: Reducing CO2 emissions from the UK power sector: A report for…

Dying Science Museum?

When I were a lad (a long time ago) I went to the science museum (with my mother? father? both? I forget…) and remember the wonderful gallery of models of steam engine valve gear, models of old engines (some original models by the actual engineers made as demos before the full-sized ones were built), many…