Archives for January, 2007

Peanut butter cookies

This is a recipe for peanut butter cookies. It was my sons homework last weekend. It worked out very well so I shall put it here so I don’t lose it. You need: 75g butter; 50g peanut butter (we used smooth); 100g castor sugar; 100g soft brown sugar; 1 egg; 150g flour; 1/4 teaspoon salt.…

Sea level rise

I’m getting a bit annoyed with people pushing over-inflated estimates of SRL in the near future. Richard Alley apparently said There is no consensus on how much Greenland’s ice will melt in the near future, Dr. Alley said, and no computer model that can accurately predict the future of the ice sheet. Yet given the…

There is a Science Blogging Anthology and an old post of mine on RC – the global cooling myth is in it. Apparently the book was produced in 3 weeks, such is the modern scheme, and is available via “lulu” print-on-demand services.

In my review of AIT I deliberately obscured any science message by talking about carbon offsetting :-). But I did say: Pretty animations of 5m sea level rise flooding Manhattan and whatever. No mention of timescale. Its very dubious showing this stuff without saying “and this won’t happen in 100 years”.. But it looks like…

Antarctica in the Lords

The House of Lords discussed Antarctica recently.

Wurld Economics

Volume 7, Number 4 (October-December 2006) of World Economics has a “dual review” of the science and economics of Stern. You need a subscription (or a friend…) to read wot those usual suspects Robert M. Carter, C. R. de Freitas, Indur M. Goklany, David Holland & Richard S. Lindzen wrote, and its not really worth…

Carbon offsets

The question is… are carbon offsets OK? Can you throw away your guilt/sins about a jet-setting lifestyle by spending a few extra dollars on carbon offsetting? The answer is, I don’t know (refernces: my review of AIT (which was intended to be ab out science but got a bit sidetracked) and BS’s defence of Gore.

What do I think

A reader writes in bafflement: William, I just can’t tell, through what seems to be all the increasing cynicism (you also seem to be going a tad CAish), what you position wrt anthro climate change (how much, why, and what we should do) and the other changes wrought by us is anymore. On a slightly…

At the third or fourth chance, the convenience of having this thing screened at BAS in the (extended) lunch break was too much to miss, and I’ve seen it. Its a documentary (I suppose) but a partisan one (maybe they all are…). Nothing really gets any caveats, unlike all my posts (for which see Ms.…

I’ve previously noted that although the UK govts *action* on climate change is fairly feeble, the rhetoric has been good. For example, Blur said: This is the most important report on the future published by the Government in our time in office… What is more, unless we act now, not some time distant but now,…