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Post-referendum thoughts

Just as I wrote down my thoughts pre-vote, and advised against leaving, I’ll write down my thoughts a day or so after, for posterity. Doubtless it will be grateful. First off I like my son am already bored with the Diana-esque levels of news clogging that the vote has caused, so I apologise for adding…

#exxonlied

Pah, another el-cheapo clickbait post, spawned by Twitter. The conversation went something like this: mt: Exxon knew, of course. Every decent geophysicist has known about climate problem for decades. How could they not know? All oil majors know. me: Errm, this is what I’ve been saying for some time. I didn’t get traction, though. All…

Bored with force X from outer space? Was Force F just too fuckwitted, and part 22 just too dull? Then why not play “hedge funds”? Hedge funds do lots of complex maths and make lots of money (only not so much recently); they also have the advantage of being opaque. So play today, with Jo…

The sea ice post!

People have been asking for the sea ice post, so here it is. I’ve been putting it off, obviously. The $10k bet comes due this year but its looking like a bad year; and secondly I don’t really have all that much to say. Just to remind you, the terms are If both NSIDC and…

Mays: end of an era

I first started watching the Mays in 2011, when Caius went head, bumping Pembroke and First & Third along the way. So I selected Caius as my college-to-support, even though we then rowed out of Peterhouse and now row out of Queens, and know people in King’s and Christ’s. In 2013 they were outstanding; in…

UK ports look beyond fading coal imports says the FT: Ports from south-west England to central Scotland have been taken aback by the speed at which demand has evaporated for what had been one of their most dependable cargoes — coal. As coal-fired power stations across the country shut, ports have been hit by a…

A very good post from Brian which manages to say in few words many of the things I’ve been thinking about the “debate” recently, using Global-Warming Alarmists, You’re Doing It Wrong by someone called “Megan McArdle” as his text. Disclaimer: I haven’t read that. Naturally, you should comment at the original rather than here, unless…

A Delayed Review of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate by Naomi Klein By Peter Dorman (Evergreen State College); h/t Hank. I agreed with it all, so largely skimmed it nodding. I haven’t read the book though, obvs. Hank sourced it to Understanding Climate Radicalism on metafilter, which I never look at, but this…

Or so say Science and various others; you can read the EU PR directly. And of course, mixed into the tenor of the times, this becomes “another reason to stay in the EU” (and we’ll quietly forget about an apparently insane new car hire rule). Anyway, what immeadiately strikes me about this “new” thing is…

Say no to Brexit

[Update: and the answer was: leave. Oh dear.] This indecision’s bugging me (Esta indecision me molesta) If you don’t want me set me free (Si no quieres librame) Exactly who I’m supposed to be (Digame que tengo ser) Don’t you know witch clothes even fits me? (Sabes bruja ropa me queda) Come on and let…