Archives for October, 2006

1000 and Greenland

Sometime inthis post I reached comment 1000. I think it was Dano’s. So congratulations to him and happy anniversary to me. Incidentally, there are 143 posts… Meanwhile, back at some science, the GRACE stuff gets updated at, so it is said, higher resolution. Leading to “Greenland Ice Sheet on a Downward Slide”. That found via…

Mark Lynas has a posting on this (sadly I can’t work out how to link to it directly, so I’ll have to tell you its the Oct 19th post), saying that various from the NOC have nipped off to the states in a private jet. Which is probably dubious. But the disturbing (to me) point…

I’m an expert (on wiki)

Why is a Stoat like a Bus? Because you wait days for a post and then 3 come along at once :-) Its been ages since I’ve posted any wiki stuff (ahem: apart from Citizendium, tangenitally). Mostly because the climate side of wiki is very quiet and I spend my time merrily blocking people for…

See here for Oliver Postgates view on Global warming. And what he has to say about childrens TV is good too. This because he put an advert in the Grauniad yesterday (which I can’t find online; but I can find a story about it).

Bold Sir Rylas…

With a title like that it has to be about folk music, and indeed it is. My last music recommendation was a year ago and somewhat more highbrow. But folk is good too. You can listen to BSR here, which is from the site of official Spiers and Boden website. We first heard them at…

Exciting BAS press release… The first direct evidence linking human activity to the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves is published this week in the Journal of Climate. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, University College London, and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, (Belgium) reveal that stronger westerly winds…

Inhofe’s NYT refs

Someone has kindly sent me the NYT articles that Inhofe references. Lets have a look… but before we do, there are plenty more out there if you care to look… 1895. The headline (“Geologists Think the World May be Frozen Up Again”) is as described, though Inhofe fails to note it appeared on page 6…

Now you may well say, Inhofe talking nonsense is nothing particularly notable. But in this case he is talking about my particular hobbyhorse, the global cooling stuff. The NYT has an Opinion piece pointing out Inhofe’s nonsense. Unsurprisingly, this has pissed him off, which is all to the good. The main thing to notice about…

I’m evil!

Yes, it was the Holocaust of the fluffy toys. With its explicit mention of “holocaust” it evokes… well, in RP Jr’s words: “

Negative gas prices…

Apparently (this from listening to the 10 o’clock news on radio 4) there was a brief moment recently when gas prices in the UK were negative… due to mild weather, and new pipelines, and no capacity to store the stuff, people were being paid to take gas off traders hands. Weird or what. Anybody got…