Archives for November, 2007

Piers Corbyn Speaks!

For some reason I’ve been honoured by a burst of comments from Piers “Solar” Corbyn, a man not ashamed to be associated with TGGWS. PC defends his predictions of the mighty storm surge (without mentionning whether or not he predicted it would turn out to be dull), provides us with his CV (a priviledge indeed,…

A small note on the hoax

The recent hoax seems to have been taken down – sad. There is a story about it at Reuters and its everywhere else. I wanted to point out something which no-one else seems to have noticed, which was that the figures for the T and CO2 histories were very obviously faked. They were just straight…

A pointer to The Real Truth About the Revelle-Gore Story because I came across refs to this just recently… where? Oops, sorry, Eli did it ages ago. Good.

Wild excitement, and local at that: A tidal surge in the North Sea has sparked severe flood warnings and evacuations on England’s east coast. We shall see. [Update: it was a bust -W]

80% by 2050?

Inel points us to a report by the IPPR, WWF and RSPB claiming that we can cut our carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. My immeadiate reaction is doubt. Comparing their numbers with what I had from a previous post, I don’t see any reason to change my mind. Inel, rather naughtily to my mind,…

Carbon again

A point I had forgotten about the recent Canadell et al paper, which mt’s recent post reminds me of: as he quotes (scroll down to the update): Ceci suggèrerait d’après eux que les feedbacks carbone/climat se produisent plus rapidement que notre compréhension des phénomènes gouvernant l’absorption des puits ne le laissait penser. This is indeed…

Our ancestors were weirdos

And we’re not much better. Some photographic souvenirs of a recent trip to Bruxelles. From the cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula. A hard-to-believe statue. It looks less rude from other angles. This one shows *two* enormous organs. Musee des beaux arts. The woman is holding a bar of glowing hot iron; hence the…

Bonfire night

Remember remember the 5th of November! Gunpowder treason and plot. And so we gathered to burn the heap of junk at the bottom of the garden and set off some fireworks. At least we did it on the fifth – far too many naughty people did it yesterday. Tut tut.

A bit more stealth

OK, the Knight et al. paper is here, thanks folks. Clearly they have had some jolly fun dividing the runs up into trees, but the paper is a disappointment to me, as it doesn’t really deal with the main issue, which is the physical plausibility of some of the runs. It *does* talk about “Our…

OK, so I missed it, not that I was looking for it. Why did everyone else miss it? Because cp.net is obsolete? Since I don’t have a subs to PNAS I can’t read it except the abstract. Here is the abstract so you don’t have to follow the link and I show up on google:…