Archives for August, 2008

Stop me if someone has done this already (Eli?; OK, Deltoid has something)… I’m still catching up. But US climate report comes under fire caught my eye, as did the link to RP’s take.

Permafrost chasers

Best climate cartoon for a long time: http://xkcd.com/402/ Attached to some serious science via Nature.

I’m back

The long school holidays draw to a close, and with it the disruptions to my online-ness. We went to Mallorca, we went to Wales, we went to Torpenhow (the latter set is rather boring because the interesting ones are private. Sorry). So I have to catch up on a whole pile of online stuff, and…

I’ve been on hols again – life is tough when you have kids – and am working my way through the backlog. I find… Friends of the Earth has a campaign to reduce CO2 emission limits for cars. Apparently: * In October 2008 the European Parliament is to vote to adopt the European Commission’s proposed…

Not the Georgians and the Russians, though indications are they they too have pulled back from utter stupidity. No, this is far more important: rowing, and in particular the bumps. Background: those paying close attention on day 4 will have noticed the problem with Robs 1. It seems that the 10 minute delay on the…

Wikisuicide

A fine, although minor, example of wikisuicide comes from discourseur. Be sure to check the talk page and contributions if interested in the details. Oh, and Abd has done the same, but at truely interminable length. Read it and… weep? Laugh? Recoil in astonishment at the mindboggling waste of electrons?

More sea ice

Nothing much going on with sea ice at the moment, but people are getting excited about it, so why shouldn’t I contribute to the smoke? [A little concept I just created in the comments but am so pleased with I’m going to put it here: is 2007’s Arctic sea ice like 1998’s global temperature?] First…

Georgia stuffs it up

Not that Georgia of course, I mean the country. In one of the stupidest political miscalculations since Bush thought it was a good idea to invade Iraq, the Georgian Prez seems to have decided that since everyone was watching the olympics on telly now would be a good time to “invade” South Ossetia (and amusingly…