Archives for December, 2007

Happy New Year

Reads a bit oddly, doesn’t it? Yet Donno insists on this reading in her Penguin edition of the Marvell poems, instead of the more obvious “Now therefore, while the youthful hue / Sits on thy skin like morning dew”. Certainly to the modern ear the idea of morning glue conjures up no very pleasant image.…

You know you’re getting old when you start liking Kipling. Still, at least I’m not quoting MacDonough’s Song at you. The solstice is past and the bleak days are getting longer. Unless you’re south, of course. As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race, I make my proper prostrations to the Gods…

Yikes!

Yikes! Said my daughter this morning. I thought the gentle art of saying Yikes had died out. How pleasant to be mistaken. Now all I need is for someone to say Zounds! in my presence. Meanwhile… you’ve seen the BAS christmas e-card, lightly modified; the CSR one is here. Coming at some point when I…

The case of the vanishing post

According to google reader, RP Sr posted the below today to his “blog” (only its not really a blog cos it doesn’t allow comments), in a post entitled Question The Weblog Real Climate. And indeed he did; the comment is here. This is something RP has been harping on about for a while. Gavin gave…

Sutera and Speranza?

Lindzen sez Respected Italian professors Alfonso Sutera and Antonio Speranza disappeared from the debate in 1991, apparently losing climate-research funding for raising questions. This sounds like tripe – they continue to publish; and if they ever said anything about GW, I missed it. Anyone know what Lindzen is on (about)? RC touched on this. [Update:…

World Doesn’t End in 2100

Mt wisely points out that the World Doesn’t End in 2100. Its a fair point, and one that is often forgotten. However… its one that I have come to increasingly downweight as time goes by. For two reasons. One is practical: it simply won’t work as a way of motivating people. If thats your best…

At last, the truth

Guess who has finally admitted my conclusions on the role of humans on global warming, and climate change, in general, are mistaken.

Last years summer: Lathkilldale

At this grey time of year, a reminder of Lathkilldale in 2006.

Bali round up

Just to remind you, my prediction was that Bali was going to be a waste of time. But I’m open-minded, and happy to be persuaded otherwise. I rather suspect that any benefits are going to be hard-to-analyse-or-see, though possibly no less real for all that. Its time to look through the usual suspects for their…