Archives for May, 2012

To the reader

From An Answer to Bishop Bramhall’s Book, called ” The Catching of the Leviathan” by Hobbes. Elegantly put, and I expect to use it elsewhere. Refs * Oil sands and atmospheric CO2

With great excitement, WUWT has discovered some old news: The CIA documents the global cooling research of the 1970’s. But, being WUWT, it gets it wrong. Because the CIA didn’t document the research of the time. The document they are citing isn’t competent. Nor is any of this new; see A study of climatological research…

Strange days indeed

Congratulations to SpaceX, who have connected their Dragon to the ISS. [That's a screen-grab, BTW, not a clickable video. Go to msnbc for video.] That isn’t what I find so strange, though it is potentially the start of a big exciting Newe Worlde. What was so strange, so bizarre, was the mixture of the real-time…

So I don’t have to bother saying them myself. * SpaceX Dragon on its way to the ISS! (and watch more of it – though I’d skip the first ~40 mins of talk if I were you). Note: I’m a bit behind the times here; see the next post. * The Magistrate’s blog – more…

Costs of adaption

Someone’s PR folk mailed me CARE and climate change Into Unknown Territory: The limits to adaptation and reality of loss and damage from climate impacts, and the report itself. You know what its like: the first big pic is a poor person with a baby in a dry landscape with a dead cow skeleton; the…

O brave new world

So, we’ve transitioned to the new platform. Jolly good. However, the last couple of posts (Facebook, and von S) didn’t make it across; I’ve fixed that up, from backup and cache. I believe that, in theory, comments have come across (except on those two posts). If you think you can see some of yours that…

von S jumps the shark

Many thanks to commentor Bam who alerted me to A comment by Alex Harvey: CLIMATE CHANGE ARBITRATION BIAS AT WIKIPEDIA by Hans von Storch CLIMATE CHANGE ARBITRATION BIAS AT WIKIPEDIA complete with big shouty letters. [This is a copy from back-up of a post that was on the old mt site, and didn’t get auto-moved…

I’m not the first to say the obvious, but the FT appears to have misunderstood the world: Some investors accused Facebook of taking advantage of enormous demand to sell at an inflated price it says, commenting on the way FB’s shareprice dropped from $38-ish to $34-ish. To which the answer is… WTF do you think…

Lack of caution

I finally decided to write this after reading Oregon County Decides to Go Native by DA. My thesis is: we’re too confident of our ability to survive changes, and are too inclined to make risky changes, or fail to invest is safety. This might surprise some of you who misread Economics and Climatology? or On…

From BigCityLib comes this gem from Bast: Joe Bast’s Response to Scholars Feeling Pressure After Attacks on Heartland. Since this is denial-world, everything is appropriately topsy-turvey. The “attacks” he is talking about are not plural but singular, and is the disastrous billboard campaign, which even Heartland has admitted was a mistake – though not very…