Archives for May, 2007

More hot air

Bush said something about climate change. Sounds like the usual nothing to me: My proposal is this: By the end of next year America and other nations will set a long-term global goal for making sure we don’t have to do anything in the near future. Sorry, that should read …for reducing greenhouse gases. Predictably…

McIntyred

James Annan has been McIntyred and just for once I find the IPCC position indefensible.

On the CO2/T lag, again

A while back I noted a paper in CPD that questionned the “there is an 800 year lag of CO2 at deglaciations” meme which has become such a favourite of the septics recently (most people go with the “yes its true but irrelevant”, but the maybe its not true is also possible). When I noted…

Stoats and Weasels

Following JFs example, I’ve created a rather more useful comparison: see . Proof that weasels are more popular than stoats. Isn’t technology wonderful?

Beer and Displaylink

Last night to the Beer festival to… drink beer. And to admire the beer mats, since Miriams company (as in, the one she works for, not the one she owns, sadly) is one of the sponsors. Don’t forget to click through to their wonderful website and buy some of their wonderful products. Although you can’t,…

Offsetting?

Kevin Vrames at Climate feedback has a nice post on a perverse-incentive problem with one part of the CDM. Which is one small part of the reason I don’t buy any offsetting at the moment.

The IEA are the Institute for Economic Affairs. The quote on their mainpage shows what they think of themselves The price of economic freedom is eternal vigilance, and as long as the IEA is around, we may be sure that the forces of regulation and state control will have a formidable obstacle in their path.…

RP Sr has had two previous attempts to knock holes in the IPCC WG I and they were both embarassing failures ([1] and [2] (the latter expanded at 2a)). Emboldened by this, he’s had a third go which is just as bad. Am I being too cruel and unkind here? I’m assuming anyone posting to…

When I were a lad

Thanks to Hank.

5 year trends from surface temperature are not very significant and are a bad measure of anything. As everyone should know. But it seems that some people don’t. So in tedious detail…