William M. Connolley

We didn’t win the Timed Race, alas. But we rowed well enough. In other news: * ATTP bemoans the poor quality of “skeptic” out there. As usual, wise comments from PP who amongst other ideas proposes that Another possibility is that the idea is to learn from the discussion. * If you’d like a fine…

Meanwhile…

Far away from the hurly-burly, things are very peaceful.

The bomb plot

Turning aside from the moment from the strange world of Monkers we come to something that at least touches on science: to what extent did the atmospheric nuclear tests of the 50′s and 60′s affect the climate? It turns out that the answer is “hardly at all” and that the question isn’t interesting; but I…

Here’s a nice pic: Its from http://surfacetemperatures.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/global-land-surface-databank-version.html (but I cut it a bit to make it prettier). The colour bar is number of years. Refs * Understanding the effects of changes in the temperature scale standards through time

Battle of the graphs

The battle of the graphs provides a learning opportunity says “American Elephants”, and indeed it does, though possibly not in the way they’re thinking. I haven’t been able to clearly identify the source of this image (which is the reason for this post: I’ll show you how far back I’ve managed to go, and your…

As recent events demonstrate all too clearly, the Iraqi government is rubbish. Though from what I read The West had a heavy hand in installing Nouri al-Maliki so I’m by no means complaining that their troubles are all home-grown; more despairing at our ability to prop up corrupt incompetents who don’t like us (vide Afghanistan).…

Force X from outer space

Also known as the worst movie ever made. What I’m going to discuss doesn’t come even close to “the worst blog post ever made”, but, well, you’ll see. So: the backstory. I’ve been commenting on some of JoNova’s stuff. Its not the big time, but unlike WUWT, or BishopHill, or a variety of minor blogs,…

Via Sou sourced to NASA, who have named Gavin Schmidt as the new director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Congratulations to him. Refs * Right said Fred * More congrats, from 2011.

Tamino considered scary

Tamino (Open Mind) is a pretty good blog, but I hadn’t realised until recently just how scary the denialists find it. As a case in point, I commented at NoTricksZone, who had said: the GLOBAL WARMING STOP has been extended yet another month, now at 17 years and 9 months… Earth to Warmworld. Earth to…