Archives for July, 2010

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It is the first night of the bumps (and see? I haven’t bored you with the boaties for ages). This isn’t us – this is Cantabs II in M1 just about to catch what must be 99′s III, I’d guess. Congratulations to all of them and in particular Petr Arnold at bow. He certainly looked…

No, not me, DC, who says I’m thinking of paying up – 2010 looks more and more like 2006, not 2007. And indeed the latest Jaxa stuff looks like good news for the good guys (that is me, in case you hadn’t realised): And TS said: Monckton is a blatant fraud who even lies about…

Hugo is disappointed there is no Stw. Although I’m not really sure that is a swearword.

Gareth at hot-topic.co.nz/ has the following: Monckton has now posted at WUWT asking for people to flood Abraham’s university with calls for disciplinary action. As a consequence, I have posted this: We the undersigned offer unreserved support for John Abraham and St. Thomas University in the matter of complaints made to them by Christopher Monckton.…

As used on this blog, and sometimes elsewhere. This post will be a work in progress, probably. I said that I would occaisionally push the publication date closer to “now” to keep it near the top, but that doesn’t work: wordpress changes the URL to include the month so old links break. Rats. [[link]] –…

Good news for the gulf

And for BP’s share price. Though in fact I came to this the other way round: the rise in BP’s share price reflects a gradual re-pricing of the risk and damage extent, as well as the more recent news that the new cap-fitting seems to have gone well. [Update: speaking of political risk – this…

Monkton shumps the jark

I really thought Monckton couldn’t surprise any more but I was wrong. Fans of drivel: run, don’t walk, to read his latest masterpiece Response to John Abraham, helpfully hosted by “no dog” Watts. Alas, I really can’t be bothered to snark it much – perhaps the Wabbit can raise the energy – and indeed I…

Pepsigate

Apparently there has been great fuss about “Pepsigate”, which was Pepsi paying to have a blog at Scienceblogs. Or somesuch – I didn’t follow it too closely. If you’re interested, this looks like an attempt at a summary of the fallout. As for myself, I don’t greatly care. I’ve never really been part of the…

Since the last of the CRU-email inquiries came in, a whole string of rubbish journo’s have been queuing up to try to explain why, given that the inquires enhonerated the scientists, there was so much kerfuffle over the whole issue. Naturally, given that the journo’s can’t have been wrong, the scientists must have done something…

This is me, tiptoeing towards the spotters guide to bloggers I promised. But I’ve been distracted, because I was pointed at Climate scientist: “Positive carbon-climate feedback is still very likely” — and even without “a runaway feedback,” warming will be “substantial and critical” Plus a review of recent research on amplifying feedbacks at ClimateProgress. I…