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A big setback for the Michael Mann smear campaign. Here‘s the science relevance context, the subject area Mann has worked on, temps in the 1000 year timescale. While some others work on instrumental records, say last 100 or 200 years, some … Continue reading
From all places, a libertarian, who is arguing for laymen to trust experts. Come to think of it, there’s a certain class of rhetoric I’m going to call the “one way hash” argument. and The talking point on one side … Continue reading
This time seems a sloppy reference to Amazon droughts in IPCC AR4 WG2 that turns out to be correct in the end. Scruffy Dan: Sounds, like the same type of issue as the Himalayan glacier error, citing the grey-literature, rather than … Continue reading
It seems the US is getting onto private aviation bashing. No trailerable aircraft to airports or automobile gasoline for the engines. The former could be seen to be motivated by trying to prevent building bombs into aircraft, the latter is … Continue reading
Richard Rood has a thoughtful piece written up on contrarianism, irrationality and disruption. It seems a bit naive for me but then again I don’t have much of the same experiences…
Tim Lambert examines one of the specific fraud claims in the CRU code.
Seventy years ago today, 26 of november 1939, Soviet Union claimed Finland had fired cannon shots across the border to the village of Mainila. In reality these shells were shot by Soviet cannons. Wikipedia has more. And that’s how it … Continue reading
And what it means in relation to tree ring proxies, by Hrynyshyn, reviewing a book. That excerpt appears immediately above a graph that shows how temperatures inferred from tree-ring records since about 1850 (the “proxies”) are a pretty good match … Continue reading
The latter is an obsolete unit for energy anyway. The SI unit is Joules. 1 J = 1 N * 1 m = 1 kg * 1 m²/s² = etc etc – see that’s the whole idea of the SI … Continue reading
Man, East Germany was a horrible horrible place. I recommend this movie. Das Leben den Anderen, 2006. The repressivity and hopelesness of a totalitarian state is shown.