Category Archives: What if…

Climate Scientists’ Road to Hell

If some of Michael Mann’s followers think that prominent skeptics belong in a special circle of hell (see ‘Mannte’s Inferno‘), here’s news for them.  The Nine Circles of Scientific Hell*, as proposed by Neuroskeptic blogspot, are likely to be well … Continue reading

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Shedding New Light on Clouds

The source article for yesterday’s post Life in the Clouds, which dealt with microbes catalysing freezing of water droplets in clouds, jogged something in my memory.  The paragraph in question said: A little mineral crystal can act as a template, … 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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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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Where snows don’t melt

We’ve got massive snow accumulation in the western USA this year.  It’s not just a few roads being late to open due to the excessive snow clearance effort (WA, CO), the snowpack is way above average this year. Good news … Continue reading

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