Archives for October, 2012

Parochial stuff: I reported before that Axing the British Antarctic Survey would mean the end of Scott’s legacy?, but it looks like MPs say No: Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, Andrew Miller MP, said: My Committee has considered the process undertaken to merge British Antarctic Survey and the National Oceanography Centre. What we…

Lindzen doesn’t like me

Which is a shame, because I’ve defended him in the past. But then he did go Emeritus in 2011 so perhaps this is all to be expected. Its not terribly exciting I’m afraid. There is a piece of tat in the Euresis Journal, whatever that is, called Climate Science: Is it currently designed to answer…

Marathon and misc

To Amsterdam, for the marathon. In case you’ve been wondering why its been quiet around here. 3:55, since you ask. I know I still haven’t written the sea ice post. But I will; and isn’t it nice that they don’t all come at once? I’m reading Atlas Shrugged. Yes, I know Rand is a wacko.…

[Guest post by John Mashey] This is a second follow-up to the original falsification, flat-earth maps and dog astrology. Flat-earth is discussed here in More use and abuse of IPCC 1990 fig 7.1(c). This post explores the other topic: David Deming, “dog astrology journal” and then Jon Overpeck This started with quote of David Deming‘s…

Eli has the details. Coming soon “Addendum: The Warren Commission” – in which they conclude that Kennedy committed suicide.

Or Controversial US businessman’s iron fertilisation off west coast of Canada contravenes two UN conventions, says the Graun (h/t Timmy). This is the same bloke who was behind the failed Planktos stuff. If you’re deceptive you might call him an environmentalist – but “chancer” would seem closer to the mark. But I was interested in:…

Adoration of the Lamb

Continuing vaguely along the theme of use and abuse of IPCC 1990 fig 7.1(c), its worth noting explicitly the worship of Hubert Lamb by some of the denialists. I don’t think I need to repeat what is said there, but make sure you read the comments, especially those from Willard, and me of course. One…

Slow and steady

I remember old sci-fi stories, where the colony ship would take generations to turn up in a new system, they’d take a brief look from orbit, land, and get overwhelmed by monsters / bacteria / natives / whatever exciting thing the author had thought up. And the obvious question was always: well, why didn’t they…

[Guest post by John Mashey] This is a follow-up to the original falsification, flat-earth maps and dog astrology journal @ STW or cleaner version by Neverending Audit. It originally was a comment to be attached to WMC’s Attacked! or WUWT: taking incompetence to a whole new level. Introduction The origin of IPCC(1990) Fig 7.1(c) may…

Death of a salesman

A somewhat unfair title; the person in question is Marcel Leroux and the “death” is the deletion of his wiki page. The “sales” is his wacko views on GW. I don’t think ML is particularly interesting – wiki certainly thought not – but perhaps the way wiki deals with minor characters is. Background: anyone is…