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Reading P3 and mt I got stuck at …economics makes grandiose claims to be the science of collective behavior, or even the science of collective happiness. Yet it dismisses any philosophically interesting aspects of these questions in favor of counting dollar-denominated transactions. Nevertheless, it claims for itself a unique position among the sciences, as the…

I first saw this a while back: maybe 2 years ago, but CR reminded me of it recently. As far as I can tell it is genuine; the CIA offer to sell you it, though if you try to buy you get a 404. Why you’d buy it when others have it for free I…

Explaining too much

A couple of people have recently complained about the rash of stories explaining how snow-in-December (or, your pet weather event at whatever time of year) is compatible with Global Warming. For example: Cold Spells From Climate Change? (DA) or Yes, they have now said it (TW; I’m sure those two will love being associated). What…

Can’tcun

I largely ignored Copenhagen (the conference, not the city, I hasten to add: very nice place I’m sure and I mean no disrespect) and chose instead to push for Carbon Tax Now, though I felt obliged to read a little bit of what they had to say. But now we have Cancun. What to say…

Climate and Cancer

Ha ha, there you go, yet another provocative headline that won’t really deliver. From the comments elsewhere (thanks F): At the rate newspapers keep pushing the boundaries of what nonsense they will publish, then Einstein’s theories will be up for grabs in a few years. And there is worse than the reporting done on climate…