Author Archives: Verity Jones

Dog days, black dogs and sitting on thistles

I can’t promise to get back into blogging in the same way as before, but my absence does bear an explanation.  It is a case of ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’.  Oftentimes you have to take a few … Continue reading

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The Sustainability Redemption

While watching an old favourite last night, it occurred to me that, with small changes, one scene suited a modern take: Man in Suit: Sir, your files say you’ve worked hard to align your business with our new global principles. … Continue reading

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Robinson and Catling model closely matches data for Titan’s atmosphere

Posted by Peter Morcombe, April 2014 “Climate Science” is a strange discipline that makes all kinds of claims that lack any valid mathematical basis. For example, the Arrhenius hypothesis: “The selective absorption of the atmosphere is……………..not exerted by the chief … Continue reading

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Never Mind Rwanda, Eat Vegetables!

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT:
By Paul Homewood ? http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/ian-odoherty/climate-change-or-starving-babies-so-what-bothers-you-more-30185132.html ? ? It seems the Irish Independent is truly independent, unlike its British marxist sister version. ? The UN has released its latest report into…

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An Asteroid with Rings

An international team of astronomers has used telescopes at seven locations in South America to make a surprise discovery in the outer Solar System. h/t to Spaceweather.com The announcement today was of the discovery of rings around the asteroid Chariklo … Continue reading

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Challenging Arrhenius Again

Posted on behalf of Peter Morcombe Consensus climate scientists contend that the GHE (Greenhouse Effect) amounts to 33oC.  My definition of the GHE is the change in the average temperature of a planetary body that can be attributed to its … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

 “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser men so full of doubts.” (Bertrand Russell). Well ain’t that so.

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El Hierro eruption: climatic impacts?

On the ‘About’ thread new commenter Wyss Yim said: An important key to understanding UK floods is what really drives the North Atlantic Oscillation. Natural or human-induced changes? For natural drivers we need to include submarine volcanic activity for switching … Continue reading

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Climate of FUD

It’s not unusual to be reading a book quite unrelated to weather, climate, politics or anything to do with to global warming, when a little light goes on in the back of your brain and you think ‘oh – that’s … Continue reading

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Place your bets…

This news just in… After harsh criticism of its seasonal forecasts, and faced with further government cutbacks, the Met Office has developed an inexpensive new forecasting method. 

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