Desperate Measures, Indeed

Guest post by Roger E. Sowell, Esq. With climate change regulation dead or nearly dead (except in kooky California with AB 32), the desperation of adherents of man-made climate catastrophe is apparent from this latest round of proposed lawsuits. Below is the AP headline and brief excerpt from the article, with commentary following that. Climate…

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Monbiot smacks head first into reality

George Monbiot has published a story in the Guardian with a strong dose of reality: He goes on to say that maybe it’s time to give up “magical thinking”. I hope that by laying out the problem I can encourage us to address it more logically, to abandon magical thinking and to recognise the contradictions…

Einstein proven right, again

Stanford’s Gravity Probe B confirms two Einstein theories After 52 years of conceiving, testing and waiting, marked by scientific advances and disappointments, one of Stanford’s and NASA’s longest-running projects comes to a close with a greater understanding of the universe.   Stanford and NASA researchers have confirmed two predictions of Albert Einstein’s general theory of…

“Ant colony optimisation” for wind farms

I’m not sure where this is going, but the first thing I thought of was this old sci-fi movie “Them“: Via Eurekalert: Evolutionary lessons for wind farm efficiency Evolution is providing the inspiration for University of Adelaide computer science research to find the best placement of turbines to increase wind farm productivity. Senior Lecturer Dr…

NOAA tornado outbreak update: 305 tornadoes

NOAA’s preliminary estimate is that there were 305 tornadoes during the entire outbreak from 8:00 a.m. EDT April 25 to 8:00 a.m. April 28, 2011. NWS created a table to provide clearer insight into the number of tornadoes. Each of the three categories in the table below has different levels of confidence/accuracy.