Category Archives: idiocracy

Lies, lies, lies

See a dissection… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khikoh3sJg8] It seems even the BBC has jumped into the stupidity…

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Economics and the Price of Nature

Assume a glacier that provides summer water for a billion people. What is its value, if it is destroyed by global warming? Since it currently provides services for free, it could be calculated as zero, according to some. Hence, a … Continue reading

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Law, Politics, Advertising

The chief disciplines of bullshit, i.e., law, politics and advertising, have developed a culture that is very good at misdirection, to the point where the best information not only doesn’t win out, arguably truth is at a disadvantage. Michael Tobis … Continue reading

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National Review Online

Jonah Goldberg posts a tired strawman argument in NRO: Last month, in another study, also released in Science, Oregon State University researchers claimed to settle the debate over what caused and ended the last Ice Age. Increased solar radiation coming … Continue reading

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Denialists

are not interested in honest debate, handled at the Denialism blog, link via Frank Bi’s comment at Only In It For The Gold.

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Tragedy of the Commons, part N

Acted out in Lapland. Too much reindeers eating up the lichen. Local warming enabling new pests that are killing the dwarf birch trees and even the undergrowth. And the reindeers eat the recovering birch. Everything is turning into a tundra. … Continue reading

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Engineers Seen as Uncreative

Chicago Boyz comments another casual revealing statement. Link via Transterrestrial. A friend of mine who is both an architect and an engineer complains about the astounding lack of understanding of, for example mathematics or structures by architects. It is willfull … Continue reading

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Kinds of Denialism

The Green Nuclear kind, be sure to read the comments in German. To summarize, in WWF:s climate score cards, France is scoring pretty badly. Everybody knows that France has about 80% nuclear power in electricity production, much more than the … Continue reading

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Save the U-233!

Posting about it again. The Energy From Thorium forum has more on what’s going on.  Some bogus weapons reasons are presented to the press for why it will be downblended. It could be the startup fuel of new LFTRs instead. … Continue reading

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Mathematically Wrong

Tamino examines a certain paper: It’s certainly not true that their analysis shows “natural climate forcing associated with ENSO is a major contributor to variability and perhaps recent trends in global temperature.” It shows no such thing; their analysis removes … Continue reading

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