"In order to save the dying heliocentric theory from the conclusive geocentric experiments performed by Michelson, Morley, Gale, Sagnac, Kantor and others, establishment master-mind Albert Einstein created his Special Theory of Relativity which in one philosophical swoop banished the absolute aether/firmament from scientific study and replaced it with a form of relativism which allowed for … Continue reading The Earth is Not Moving
Unmoderated Post on Moderation
I will allow comments through by default for repeat commenters again, first time commenters will still need an initial approval. I will however now be a more active moderator and delete things that are useless or unnecessarily personal from now on, except on this thread. This is unavoidably subjective but I will try to err … Continue reading Unmoderated Post on Moderation
As alien as it gets
Humankind has touchedÂ the surface of the solar system's most alien of objects. Image taken fromÂ NAVCAM top 10 at 10 km â 10. There are no words...
Krugman and Climate
Aside from the climate blogosphere, Paul Krugman's "Conscience of a Liberal" is my most regular blog visit. Â He does not usually have a lot to say on climate change (which is mildly disappointing) and I have seen only very shallow and casual dismissals of the, to me compelling, notion that perpetual growth as a requirementÂ for … Continue reading Krugman and Climate
Only In It For The Gold: Neither Optimist nor Pessimist, Just Activist
Only In It For The Gold: Neither Optimist nor Pessimist, Just Activist. "We must stop treating the natural world as something to exploit, and start realizing that it is our home. If we do that, we can thrive."
This week’s empty blog
Just a quick note to regulars and those who like to visit the weekly GW News Roundup about its absence. Â Unlike past delays, this is not just me having more on my plate than usual. Â For the first time in very close to 7 yearsÂ I have not received het's compilation of links, nor is it … Continue reading This week’s empty blog
Consensus, Criticism, Communication | Planet3.0
Consensus, Criticism, Communication | Planet3.0. This is a well written and comprehensive discussion of the "97% consensus" message, have a look!
TED – Gavin Schmidt on climate modeling
In the video below Gavin Schmidt gives a "TED Talk" on climate models, taking us from an overview of their construction to the resulting emergent processes and their skill at reproducing much more than a global average temperature trend. Gavin is an excellent communicator and a true hero in humanity's fight against itself over the … Continue reading TED – Gavin Schmidt on climate modeling
One of the biggest problems for humanity
Via un-climate-related readings, I came across this gem (from the victim article of the link): My job is to assess not the rightness of each argument but to deal in the real world of campaign politics in which perception often (if not always) trumps reality. I deal in the world as voters believe it is, … Continue reading One of the biggest problems for humanity
Things have been quiet here, even more than the usual slow pace... I am back now from a trip to Europe where I left the family with the kids maternal grandparents and I won't see them for nine weeks in all.Â This was a bad plan, but it was the plan.Â I have been home … Continue reading Catching up…