Category Archives: Quirky Stuff

The milliWatt Gym

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.

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

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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 Insanity

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

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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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The KiloWatt Gym

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

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Curious Connections in Climate Science #1

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

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Clive James on Climate

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

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WUWT Bloggie Winner – A Competition

On the previous post (about Willis Eschenbach) I had reworded a Wizard of Oz song to be about Willis’s great ideas.  Another Ian posted a reworded song in comments, and suggested a poetic equivalent of Josh’s climate cartoons – perhaps a … Continue reading

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