Archives for February, 2012

Habibullo I. Abdussamatov of the Pulkovo Observatory of the RAS thinks solar irradiance is in for a “bicentennial decrease”. And has been kind enough to predict it. Unfortunately it won’t be obvious until about, what, 2016, that he is hopelessly wrong. But it beats most of the nutters who just wurble and nitpick and never…

Cold in Cambridge

We’re having a cold snap. About -2 oC, and very still. Possible snow later. Punt touts are still out though. Ducks don’t care. I’ve never known what this means. Refs * Flickr

Chris Huhne

CH has resigned as a minister (he was Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, often just reported as “energy secretary”) after he was charged with asking his then-wife to take some speeding points for him; or, more formally, for “perverting the course of justice”. And I think the reaction, certainly amongst his colleagues,…