Category Archives: Less Serious

A suggestion for climate scientists…

Unleash your inner dummy (via Nature Jobs Column). Peter Fiske suggests that scientists are too hung up on being experts in their field, and this often limits their perspective in applying for jobs and their own view of their potential … Continue reading

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Give ‘Em Enough Rope….Tim Flannery

Australian Broadcaster ABC’s Show “Enough Rope” interviewed Professor Tim Flannery in 2008. (h/t Scarlett Pumpernickel in Tips & Notes on WUWT). In interview with host Andrew Denton the eco-wiseacre (an apt label from his fellow countryman Clive James) certainly did … Continue reading

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Land of the Giants

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

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Climate Myths and Legends: Pygmalion

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[1] who was disgusted … Continue reading

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Lucy Skywalker

A few days ago I mentioned finally meeting several people I have come to know through blogging. One of those was Lucy Skywalker.  When I realised I was going to be in Lucy’s neck of the woods I had emailed … Continue reading

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Odds-on Weather

I used to think I should bet on a White Christmas.  We seemed to get one at least every 10 years.  Place the bet early enough to get good odds, and do it every year, and… well I never actually … Continue reading

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Earth Art

I’m addicted to Google Earth.  I downloaded it for use with weather data, but I can spend (waste?) hours looking, just looking at the views from above.  It’s not just looking at places I know. I used to love to … Continue reading

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Northwest Passage ice treachery

As previously posted I’m following the polar sailing expedition by Norwegian Børge Ousland and crew.  As they head for a first possible encounter with ice in the Northeast passage through the Yugorsky Strait (the Kara Strait is currently closed by … Continue reading

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In Praise of Willis Eschenbach

‘Cos I like to use my brain (to be sung to “If I only had a brain” from the “Wizard of Oz” – with apologies to Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, original here)

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ICCC Conference Monday 17th

OK I guess I can’t hide any more as I’ve been outed by both Anthony Watts and E.M.Smith as an attendee at the ICCC conference in Chicago. I found myself  “over the pond” on business and grabbed the opportunity to … Continue reading

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