William M. Connolley

Odd

Which is the odd one out? (from the Graun). [Update: and the answer is, the one on the far left, because it isn’t odd; as most people answered, with varying degrees of formality.] [Update, from the comments, CR offers us a rather easier “spot the odd one out”:]

Death of the pause

Never mind yer twitterings or blogospherics or facey bookers, when people come in future years to look back and ask “when did people stop wittering about the pause” they’ll see 2015-06-05T12:34:10‎ Yakushima (talk | contribs)‎ . . (31,755 bytes) (+17)‎ . . (Treating it as a hypothesis rather than as near-certainty seems overdue) (undo |…

The Graun and Shell

Once again the fearless Graun is out to name-n-shame Shell. Or something. I only noticed because of Dave Hone’s post. The Graun whinges: But the most damaging email is dated 8 May 2014… <stuff I don’t much care about> And it ends: “Regarding the gallery update, can I check whether you have touched base with…

Comment fakery at WUWT

I must admit that I’m surprised, because up till now I’ve not detected this, or heard of anyone complain of it. Routine censorship, of course, but fakery is a new thing. So: Potholes In Their Arguments is a post on the recent IMF report. I put in a comment pointing out that it was a…

Hard on the heels of Wegman’s farcical attempt to sue Mashey comes Watts’s incompetent attempt to meat-puppet wiki. If you want to see my comments at WUWT that didn’t survive moderation, you’ll need to read stoat spam or just imagine them; I said nothing that wasn’t obvious. My favourite, I think, was The context here…

Bad beekeeping, 2015

At this time of the year, as I cycle past the rape fields (this isn’t a reference to some Balkan horror, just the plant), I take note of the dying of the yellow, for it signifies that the spring recolte is once again due. I measure my life by the passing of such seasons: the…

So gushes Mother Jones, adding the enticing word “exclusive” to the story. But – weirdly enough, for a confection of spying and science reporting, both of which are normally so reliable – this appears to be a bit garbled. Firstly, the “climate research programme” looks to be more like the CIA had allowed civilian scientists…

Shamelessly stolen from Brian at Eli’s (this is about plagiarism, after all) is the Ed Wegman, Yasmin Said, Milt Johns Sue John Mashey For $2 Million as reported by JM. Brian’s My one semi-serious comment is that this is the quality of the opposition. We ought to be kicking their butt. is worth a ponder.…

Well, ATTP tweeted it, poor trusting soul that he is, having been unwise enough to believe the Graun’s headline, which segues into text Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, equivalent to $10m a minute every day, according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund. The…

Well, here it is: Why am I showing you this? Mostly because its rather striking, partly because it forms part of the things Piketty got wrong thread, but mostly for the relevance to the “infinite growth on a finite planet” type argument. Many people will tell you that infinite “growth” on a finite planet is…