Archives for May, 2007

NS climate myths guide

The Nude Scientist has produced a Climate change: A guide for the perplexed with some common myths explained, correctly as far as I can see. There is also a blog on it which has already degenerated into the usual rubbish, ho hum.

I find that I need to understand the “defining dangerous climate change stuff”. Up to now I’ve rather dismissed it as someone else’s problem but now I need to know more. This is not a very satisfactory post, in part because I ran out of time to finish it. Its more a request for feedback,…

Weather by month

March was wet, it rained all the time; April was dry (2mm in Cambridgeshire, I think); May is very wet again (though we had a lovely afternoon in Ashridge for my mothers birthday). Will the pattern keep up?

Oh dear oh dear oh dear, just take a look at Citizendium’s article on Global Warming (though I have cheated slightly; the current version, while still rubbish, is marginally better). The question is, what to do about it? At the moment my answer is “nothing” – Cz is not going to get taken seriously with…

The Legacy of Blur

From the title, you can tell I’m not very keen on him. I’m writing this not because my thoughts are terribly valuable on him, but because its a convenient place for me to write this where I’ll remember it. Because on previous things – like, say, the invasion of Kosovo – I’ve tended to forget,…

AAPG shifting ground?

Via the Global Change newsgroup, and James Annan, I read a Proposed Global Climate Change Statement by the AAPG. The AAPG are the only known scientific (are they? probably close enough) organisation to have a totally wacko statement on climate chage and its clearly embarassing the saner folks over there. The new version is better,…

Oh dear, now we have Does The 2007 IPCC Statement For Policymakers Accurately Present The Observations Of Recent Global Temperature Trends? [2014 update: dead URL. Here's a wayback machine link] on the grounds of a lack of trend over the last 5 years (actually “statistically significant”, though its not clear how the stat sig was…

There is a fairly weird paper entitled Suggestive correlations between the brightness of Neptune, solar variability, and Earth’s temperature by Hammel and Lockwood. Why is it weird? Various reasons, which I’ll try to explain here as best I can, but it really needs someone who knows more about it. These are more notes in case…

The war on Youtube

From the grauniad, the paper copy even: the US military are posting their war on youtube: MNFIRAQ (the one I watched was this). I find this completely weird and disturbing. And it certainly doesn’t look like the end of combat operations. Can it be long before we end up with live feeds from helmet cameras,…

Um, I do like my new category of “climate snarking”, since it allows me to offend people but get away with it because I’m being ironic. Or something. Anyway: Natures Climate Feedback blog has undergone a quiet revamp. Perhaps they have been listening to Eli? Unlikely I know – no one else does (remember, this…