Archives for September, 2008

JASON arrives

Do you ever have the experience of a book you’ve bought from abe or ebay turning up, and you can’t remember why you bought it? I got “The long-term impacts of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide” by MacDonald today (The Long-term Impacts of Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels, By Gordon James MacDonald, Published by Ballinger, 1982,…

Ho ho

Inel notes that Monckton thinks he was misrepresented on Earth: The Ratings Wars. Which is most amusing: something at last that Monckton and I agree on: E:TRS is misleading (though we’re talking about different progs in the series, of course). Or you can read TLstake on it instead. He sez: I was interviewed for 90…

Or so says some spam for terradaily that made it to my inbox (which is just a rehash of the Berkley press release, though thankfully without the stupid flood picture). This is obvious b*ll*cks, as google shows. The wiki page is a bit rubbish, largely because the only example anyone can ever think of is…

I decided to skip over the synthesis – how can I judge that, before reading the chapters its supposed to synthesise? I’ll come back to it. Previous: Part I. Chapter 2 “Future carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels” is by Nordhaus and Yohe; and by Ausubel and Nordhaus. Eli has laid into this, but he…

Methane Data

AL (and V1S, sorry!) pointed me to http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/aggi/, which lead me to http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/iadv/, from which I selected Barrow, as being in the Arctic, and CH4, as being methane, and 2000-2008, as being a small enough interval that you can see whats going on, and I got: So there you have it: methane isn’t shooting up…

I just found google charts (thanks NB) and you can see some nice ones here and maybe even discuss wheat yields. But for raw pointlessness I offer you: (yes, I didn’t even manage to get the scaling right). Anyone found anything less useful done with google charts?

Mr Methane

Various wild excitement about methane emissions from the Arctic shelf… Hot Topic, Inel and The Indescribably Overhyped, which latter reveals “exclusively” what Magnus translated several weeks ago.

6000th comment!

I was going to have a 6,000th comment contest to line up with Seeds 1,000,000th comment contest. But the number bumped up while I wasn’t watching. Oops. So I retrospectively declare the winner to have been Dave Rado for this. Though I’m not sure about the counting, so Eli wins second prize for this. When…

Year by year the evil grows

I felt sure that I’d used this as a title before. But google assures me that no-one has used the phrase, which I fund rather hard to believe. Maybe I can copyright it. Its a useful phrase. I’m sure I remember it in the context of a Ray Bradbury story. Aha!. It has been used…

It looks like I’m safe for this year. I’m being just a teensy bit premature, but its rather unlikely to change, people want to pay up :-) and others have said it anyway (irritatingly that link will probably fade, so to quote “The Arctic sea ice cover appears to have reached its minimum extent for…