Archives for February, 2016

How embarrassing for Velikovsky

Before laying into Hansen’s latest, I feel a need to re-establish my taking-the-piss-out-of-the-wackos credentials. And here is a perfect opportunity: Even Sou struggles to cover this; I think we need Inferno. Or RS. Amusingly, not one of the comments at WUWT so far has dared to mention the V-word. [Update: There’s yet more of this…

Says HuffoPo. It is bullshit, of course, but lots of people seem to have fallen for it. I found the HuffPo link because mt posted it; and DA quotes FOE saying Trade agreement trumps climate accord: WTO rules against India solar program. As usual, the usual suspects are so busy being outraged they barely tell…

Before I go any further, here’s some hot bummping action from today: Right, I’m glad I’ve got that out of my system. It was a glorious afternoon for it. And there will be more tomorrow; Christ’s get a shot at Kings, Pembroke get their’s at Jesus which could be exciting; and in the women’s world…

The Heartland Institute is sad

The Heartland Institute is sad. Because, like the Watties, they don’t like their wiki page (ar). But they aren’t going to take it lying down, oh no: In recent months, left-wing activists have hijacked The Heartland Institute’s profile at Wikipedia, removing objective descriptions of our programs and publications and replacing them with lies, errors, and…

Two views of Kiribati Bails Out

mt notes that “Kiribati Bails Out”: The low-lying island nation of Kiribati (formerly “Christmas Island”) is buying real estate on the larger Fiji Island and planning to move everybody out, on account of, well, you know, water. The usual story of atolls being submerged by global warming. Or not; but that’s not the point here,…

Hobbes, of course. Occasioned by the death of Scalia; it wasn’t the bit I was seeking for, but it was too beautiful to overlook, and almost relevant. And who could resist The Fourth Law Of Nature, Gratitude. But I must stop, and come to my point. Which was: Hobbes insists on undivided power – he…

Early global warming?

Early global warming says VV at VV. It is an interesting idea; if you haven’t read his post you should. The AR5 radiative forcing graph he includes is interesting too: I hadn’t realised the forcing had grown much more strongly after 1950.

CSIRO: science as a public good

Much fuss about the cuts at CSIRO climate research. This reminds me of a less serious situation 10, or perhaps 15 years ago, when cuts were proposed – I can’t recall if they actually happened – due to a conversation somewhat like: Scientists: Global Warming is Real! Government: OK, we believe you’re, we going to…

The Economist, about Ted Cruz, in an article about his presidential hopes: Conversely his appeal to moderates is limited. He has had little to say to or about the poor, beyond his perpetual gratitude that, when his father was washing dishes for 50 cents an hour, no one was sent by the government to help…

Pattern Recognition in Physics (or, if you prefer, Pattern Recognition in Physics) appears to have finally shuffled off this mortal coil; h/t DM. As late as January 2016 its arid mummified cadaver was propped up at http://www.pattern-recognition-in-physics.com/. But it would appear that either the vast expense of maintaining a domain, or perhaps the sheer embarrassment…