OriginThe elevation of the hockey stick and the whole global warming thing to iconic status makes it a giant with feet of clay – poorly founded and ready to crumble. Time to do some digging…
- Dog days, black dogs and sitting on thistles
- The Sustainability Redemption
- Robinson and Catling model closely matches data for Titan’s atmosphere
- Never Mind Rwanda, Eat Vegetables!
- An Asteroid with Rings
- Challenging Arrhenius Again
- Quote of the day
- El Hierro eruption: climatic impacts?
- Climate of FUD
- Place your bets…
Category Archives: Quirky Stuff
Or is that ‘millipede’? Hot on the heels of The KiloWatt Gym comes a slightly more modest phone-charger version. A hamster wheel converter anyone? A perfect gift for those environuts who worry (needlessly) about leaving their phone charging overnight.
“Verity is described a modern-day allegory for truth and justice.”
Now updated with an animation (30th Oct 2011). One of the entries in the Department of Energy and Climate Change competition to design new electricity pylons for the UK was a favourite with my family. We agreed though somehow it … Continue reading
Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists Rising greenhouse emissions may tip off aliens that we are a rapidly expanding threat, warns a report for Nasa* paper Yep “Bizarre” is right. Do The Guardian, NASA and Penn … Continue reading
Some time far, far in the future, digital archeologists and historians will try to resurrect and understand science and civilisation in the early days of The Space Age… In the late 20th Century Pygmalion was a scientist who was disgusted … Continue reading
My plans for a subsidised, grant-aided, energy factory gym of the future. On the Watts Up With That SolarIndustry on the Rise post, Berényi Péter said (July 28, 2011 at 3:25 pm): “I am absolutely sure generating electricity by treadmills … Continue reading
Did you ever watch any of the TV series Connections by James Burke? I used to love it. I was at school at the time and I was hooked right from the first series. All the shows/series can be watched … Continue reading
In March 2011, Clive James’ insightful article “The Drumming of an Army” was widely quoted in the aftermath of the Queensland floods. It discussed Dorothea Mackellar’s poem “My Country” and how it fitted the national experience of Australia’s geography and … Continue reading