The Mistress Stirs?

January 14, 2014

Sure, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here, but I may well come back yet. Time will tell. I’m experimenting with a new blog tool. Apologies to those who still have me in their CSS feed. I may be back up and running soon.


The future looks nasty.

January 14, 2014
Our planet could warm by as much as 7.2 Fahrenheit degrees by the end of this century if nothing is done to stop or slow the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, according to a study published in the scientific journal Nature.

Climategate Redux

November 22, 2011

Brace yourselves… BBC has the scoop.

Contents include more than 5,000 emails and other documents, some relating to work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

A similar release in 2009 triggered the “ClimateGate” affair and accusations of fraud that inquiries later dismissed.

Now, as then, the release comes shortly before the annual UN climate summit.

The university has yet to comment on the document cache, which is posted on a Russian server.

A text file included with the batch, apparently written by someone involved in the release and headed “FOIA 2011 – Background and Context”, reads: “‘One dollar can save a life’ – the opposite must also be true. “Poverty is a death sentence. Nations must invest $37 trillion in energy technologies by 2030 to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions at sustainable levels.”



November 21, 2011

Worth paying attention to:

Money, in an unwieldy and impossible to read graph.


Geoengineering Trials

September 9, 2011

It will be interesting to see how this geoengineering trial goes. This is for the so-called SPICE trial:

FIELD trials for experiments to engineer the climate have begun. Next month a team of UK researchers will hoist one end of a 1-kilometre-long hose aloft using a balloon, then attempt to pump water up it and spray it into the atmosphere.

Naturally this all worries me, for reasons that I’ve tried to articulate in papers and here on this blog. See, for instance this and this.



September 6, 2011

Christopher was a student of mine a few years back. Can’t wait to see the finished project. Looks awesome!

TINY: A Story About Living Small (Teaser Trailer) from TINY on Vimeo.



May 11, 2011

Los Alamitos school board officials must now demonstrate that their climate change curriculum is balanced:

The high school will begin offering an advanced-placement environmental science course next fall. Based on demand elsewhere in California, district officials expect it to be popular—more than 15,000 public school students enrolled in the class in 2008-09.

Although there is a consensus among scientists, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, that global climate change exists, the board of education said the topic is controversial enough to require a change in the district’s policy.

The new class will be the first for which district teachers must prove political balance to the school board.


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