Category Archives: News

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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Climate change increases weather

Am I allowed a touch of shadenfreude? Again.  Paul Homewood and Pierre Gosselin highlight the embarrassing “Just Say Anything as long as you blame Climate Change” from Met Office Chief Dame Julia Slingo. Last year it was drought: And don’t … Continue reading

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Pantomime on ice

How appropriate that it is pantomime season. This year’s sell-out production of “Climate Change Academics on Ice” may have been marketed under #SpritOfMawson, but Professor Chris Turney, climate scientist, certainly knew the story he wanted to tell via media circus.

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Someone is wrong on Wikipedia…

According to today’s Telegraph Global Warming is the fifth most edited entry in Wikipedia. This is of course no surprise, with the well-known hyper-revisionism of climate zealot William Connolley.

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A Better Fellow

It is heartening news that Keith Briffa (left) has broken away from the influence of the hockeystick and the One Tree in Yamal. It must be more than a small moment of satisfaction for Steve McIntyre and is certainly time … Continue reading

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Ecochaff

Ed Davey seemed to forget today that the public is very capable of forming its own opinion and has grown cynical of politicians’ platitudes on contentious issues (who can forget the now Lord Deben during the BSE crisis?). His words, … Continue reading

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Silence of the lambs

I apologise up front for the title of this post, but it aptly describes the impact of this snowy spring on Britain’s hill farms. The point of this post is to show the severity of this weather event.  As the … Continue reading

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Masters of understatement

You might have heard we’ve had a bit of snow in the UK in the last few days. From the Daily Mail, (accompanied by impressive photos) The blockades have closed many roads in the area, while the M6 between Hackthorpe … Continue reading

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Snow record due to ‘colder temperatures’

Last week’s extreme snow accumulation in Japan featured on the Asia pages of the BBC news website. The video report ends by alluding to the ‘Extreme Weather’ mantra “People here are well equipped for dealing with snow, but even they … Continue reading

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Eponym

“Verity is described a modern-day allegory for truth and justice.”

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