Archives for September, 2007

Another problem with wave power

From the grauniad: Surfers fear smaller swell as Atlantic wave farm approved. Well you can’t make everyone happy.

Polar Bear numbers

Inel drags me into the polar bear wars again by quoting the Heartland Institute: “Real-world evidence shows polar bear numbers are increasing rapidly throughout the Arctic”. She offers no evidence against this, which is fair enough as they offer no evidence for it past the bare (geddit?) assertion. So wot is happening to PB numbers?…

A reader writes… I trust you will critique Ingrid is born; Humberto and Felix–a sign of climate change?. Naturally I’m stupid enough to fall for that sort of a challenge.

Betting on sea ice?

Looking back over the past sea ice record, I see that a min year is very rarely followed by another record. But some people are getting so carried away by this years ice, they might not realise that. So does anyone want to put an interesting amount of money, at (say) even odds, on there…

Antarctic sea ice

A reader writes… why don’t I write about the Arctic sea ice? The answer is, what is there to say that others haven’t already? Cryosphere today seems to be a good source, from which my graph is taken. Actually there is something to say which others don’t seem to, which is “don’t get too carried…

I happened to be visiting ESA’s page, and found its image of the week, which is Rotterdam. So I thought I’d look at googles version and – its much better. And of course you can scroll in to far better detail. And conveniently embed it here, so lets have a play: View Larger Map [Update:…

I don’t suppose you are, but this rather indicates his casual attitude towards the truth: “I was selling the house anyway and they asked me if I would be willing to tell people I was selling the house because I was afraid somebody might solve the puzzle too fast. I said ‘yes’. They said, ‘Don’t…

DSCOVR / Triana / Goresat

The title tells you what I’m going to say, doesn’t it? Ah well. Desmogblog seems to have gone hyperbolic: Dr. Robert L. Park, a professor of physics at the University of Maryland, was more blunt about the importance of DSCOVR’s data: “Not knowing may kill us.” He is on record as stating that sending DSCOVR…

Timewasting

Ive just finsihed a nice puzzle game. It has 30 levels; if you get to the end all you get is “you won” but its fun. And another thing… sign o’ the times: Miriams new bike comes with a CD

Bees

On another topic… I did my bees last sunday. Only a little honey, and I left them that for the winter. Disappointing: it must have been a poor summer. It *was* a fairly rainy summer. Hopefully this isn’t the first sign of colony collapse: presumably not, as there were plenty of them. [Maybe I should…