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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…

A round-up of reactions to Obama’s announcement. Work gets the FT, so I saw Obama proposes biggest ever US push for carbon cuts in print on the front page, and I think Obama will be happy with that, and with what the FT have written: Under the plan, each US state is given a different…

There’s another comment by Andy Lacis at Climate Etc., and just like the original its deeply under-appreciated by the residents. Indeed it would have been unappreciated by me because I don’t read her posts much less wade into the comments unless someone draws my attention. Before we go onto AL’s wise words, lets read some…

This is a copy (do I say, “reblogged”?) of a comment made by Andrew Lacis1 at Climate Etc (cite) just recently. As DA replied, its a breath of fresh air, but probably won’t fare well there. So I’ll give it more prominence (ha!) here. There’s also a followup: Lacis: What is it that determines the…

Words carefully chosen, as you’ll discover. The back story: Lennart Bengtsson has a paper rejected by ERL0 because, amongst other failings, the “overall innovation of the manuscript is very low”. In a huff, he joins the GWPF1, which is much trumpeted by the Dork Side. His colleagues point out this is a mistake, and he…

I was – I still am – going to write a post about my recent adventures in “skeptic” land, but I’ve got distracted by Atmospheric Layers, The Biosphere, The Boundary Layer, Microclimate and Inadequate IPCC Models which is comically incompetent. To a degree that I found hard to believe. There’s an open goal there waiting…

But its topical! We have the bizarre and deeply stupid ruling from the EU re the “right to vanish“. But wikipedia has a quasi “right to vanish” too. People use it to sweep their embarrassing past under the carpet. Which brings me to: Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Thegoodlocust. Ho ho. Update: (User rename log); 07:40:16 . .…

It is May, when an old man’s thoughts turn to bees. There’s been a certain amount of swarm-catching but nothing too exciting. I thought I’d write down where I’m up to, for future reference and perhaps as some light relief from the silliness. Lesson number one, of course, is that if your hive has a…

So says the Onion, Germany’s finest news source. This has so many shades of “Chinese academy endorses NIPCC report”. The back story: Lennart Bengtsson, sounding somewhere between very naive and emeritus, joins the GWPF, talking the usual nonsense (I believe most serious scientists are sceptics) indicating that either he really doesn’t know what’s going on,…