Archives for November, 2011

Architecture and morality

I’ve said this before – in Carbon Tax Now – but you could be excused for missing it, because that was mostly about carbon taxes, oddly enough. So I’ll be more explicit, here, and argue for solving GHG emissions as a matter of economics, to be handled by taxation, rather than as a matter of…

That is (left to right) Miranda, Daniel and me. Daniel wouldn’t let me take him giving Miranda a piggyback. Just up the hill from the Barton rifle range, looking out over Cambridge (not in shot). It has been a long warm autumn. The tomato is still yielding small fruits, the cape gooseberry ditto, and a…

Prompted by David Hone (“bonkers”, says NB :-). But it says something that I’ve been thinking for a bit, and haven’t seen anyone else say: Arguably, we are in a time where underlying global energy demand exceeds supply. This isn’t to say they are out of balance as that is not possible, but it says…

Brine rejection

A beautiful BBC video: You have to stand back in awe at the resources they pour into taking photographs. Scientists can never afford that kind of money. BTW: this did weird things when I first wrote it, but don’t blame me. I think scienceblogs or youtube are doing something weird with the processing. Here is…

CRU tooo?

Dunno yet. I’ll expand on this if I do. For the moment, CRU themselves are not excited. Update: it looks very much like this is nothing new, just those mails deemed to dull to release last time. So, as Deltoid points out, and claims to being doing this for “information transparency” is a clear lie.…

Plus ca change

Via Tamino (Tisdale Fumbles, Pielke Cheers) I find Tisdale at WUWT talking nonsense – nothing new there. Tamino points out the obvious flaw in the argument (if you can call it an argument; to be fair, it is hard to tell what Tisdale wants to say, other than “its all wrong”), and then Nick Stokes…

Which is a bit of a mouthful, so they call it SREX. In the traditional and slightly unlovely IPCC way, you can read the SPM now but will have to wait awhile for the report. But it provides enough for me to mount my hobby horses, so giddy-up! The first point is that extremes are…

Zbigniew Jaworowski: stiff

Wikipedia says it, so it must be true. ZJ is most famous for winning the 2005 Golden Horseshoes, but lucked out in 2006, despite being called a “titan of mendacity”. An example to us all. Tim Ball has a glowing tribute to ZJ, and there can be no deeper condemnation than that. It is entirely…

How we avoid the truth

That is the summary, but there is far more and more nuances so look at the presentation.

Tol vs Curry

KK reports on the Tol vs Curry fight. Tol is complaining that Curry is doing her usual: posting about septic junk and then saying “oh but I’m just asking”. Tol may have long hair but, unlike Curry, he isn’t a bozo, or irresponsible (he did call me rude things in an email once, but I…