Archives for March, 2012

More trash from Watts

Well, so what’s new with that, I hear you say? And indeed, not much is the answer. But its a saturday night so some knock-about fun is in order. So, Watts, along with most of the septic blogosphere, was all over An ikaite record of late Holocene climate at the Antarctic Peninsula by Zunli Lua…

Nice article in physicstoday. Other stuff * Wiley coverup: The great Wegman and Said “redo” to hide plagiarism and errors – the Wegman stuff keeps rumbling on. Wegman reminds me of the TSA guy here – what he says isn’t believeable, but he has powerful organisations propping him up, because having him admit error would…

s/Crud/Fink

So, the Tories have been naughty boys again and everyone is shocked – shocked, I tell you – to discover that all that money that people pay to the political parties is actually paid for something, rather than just given for love. Well, its a bit of fun but I doubt it goes anywhere, because…

How not to edit wikipedia

Wiki isn’t as exciting as it used to be – the days of vast opposing armies swirling across the blood-soaked plains of global warming laying waste to innocent and combatant alike have faded into myth. Nowadays we (or rather they; I don’t even need to join in) have exciting discussions about exactly how to portray…

Airport security

As this Economist debate demonstrates, the people in charge are stupid, complacent, wasteful, smug, mendacious and incompetent. Not that uncommon, alas. Refs * The Economist Debate on Airplane Security

Arctic Methane Emergency Group? refers. Via GP I find this discussion on a “geoengineering” newsgroup (gosh how quaint – people still use newsgroups? Maybe retro is back). AJL finds my article “damming” but Ken C finds it “a little distasteful”. But both are worried, quite rightly, about credibility if the AMEG’s wilder claims (and people)…

Collapsing iceberg

I like this (h/t: QS): The change from “Oh look that’s fun, lets stop and watch” to the brief “Oh shit” to the “Ha ha, we all lived, that was great fun” to “who got it on video?” is oh-so-typical of our species.

Happy Equinox

Apparently it is early this year. And in memory of my great-aunts.

A man with a stoat though his head? No!

From Climate ‘tech fixes’ urged for Arctic methane I find ameg.me who say: AMEG POSITION DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY We declare there now exists an extremely high international security risk* from abrupt and runaway global warming being triggered by the end-summer collapse of Arctic sea ice towards a fraction of the current record and release of…