Archives for July, 2008

Eat your hearts out real scientists :-) See here. I think its hung off a trip in the icebreaker that QS got; see his blog I get to say Bets have already been laid on whether this summer’s ice loss will be more than last year’s. William Connolley, a software engineer who used to model…

Or so says Gordy. The grauniad has a special supplement on Climate Change. I guess they aren’t taking it too seriously, because I spent quite a time digging through their web site before I found it. I rather liked Monbiot Porrit’s piece but for the moment I’m going to look at what Broon said.

Too many met folk?

Good post by RP Jr here. James “on holiday” Annan should take note :-).

Best disturbing songs

A meme I heard somewhere – I forget where. Likely suspects are welcome to remind me and get credited. The version I didn’t see but have just found is by Scott Butki (thats one of those American names like “Peentangler” that sound so funny to us old folks). Anyway, where was I? Oh yes –…

Selling out to Big Oil

Seed has a new blog up, http://scienceblogs.com/energy/, and one of them is me. Atmoz isn’t very happy about us all selling out (its sponsored by Shell). I can’t speak for anyone else, but while I’m not going to disclose the fees, its only because you’d laugh rather than go green with envy :-( I haven’t…

Wiki fun!

As an antidote to recent postings, I shall point out that wiki is also fun. There must be a site devoted to inspired wikipedia vandalism. But I don’t know where it is. In the meantime, you can make do with my own modest contribution (and I forgot this one, thanks M), or (thanks to Paul)…

The G8 have spoken: We seek to share with all Parties to the UNFCCC the vision of, and together with them to consider and adopt in the UNFCCC negotiations, the goal of achieving at least 50% reduction of global emissions by 2050, recognizing that this global challenge can only be met by a global response,…

Aboriginal

Cycling back through the rain of the english summer, I was turning over in my mind who knew what in our firmware group, and thought of one person who had “aboriginal” knowledge. And immeadiately thought that the word is now perjorative, most clearly when reduced to “abo” by the Strines. But what I meant was…

Lawrence Solomon seems to have a bee in his bonnet about wikipedia. He really should be writing about the exciting ongoing arbcomm case; but presumably thats too complex for him and would actually require some thinking or research. Instead, having called me Next to Al Gore, William Connolley may be the world’s most influential person…

Its a paper in Science, by R. S. W. van de Wal et al. I’ve only read the abstract, by I was rather struck by how easy it is to misinterpret the title, given that the abstract continues …Over a longer period of 17 years, annual ice velocities have decreased slightly, which suggests that the…