Fixing the Firefox 7 and 8 missing http://

Earlier today I got zapped by what I considered a “bug” in Firefox 7 (and now today, 8) when I copy and pasted a URL to Bob Tisdale’s blog into a short post this morning. Thanks to a new “feature”, the http:// no longer displays in the address bar in Firefox7: While the feature is…

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Asteroid near miss – the movie

There’s no danger that the asteroid will strike Earth, but Sky and Telescope reports that if it did, it would “deliver a kinetic-energy punch equivalent to several thousand megatons of TNT … the kind of potential threat that outer-space sentries lose sleep over.” PASADENA, Calif. — Scientists working with the 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network…

The Durban Game

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In the run-up to the next-to-last big meeting of the UNFCCC (United Nations Frequent Climate Change Carnival) held in Copenhagen in 2009, I showed the following graph under the title “Why Copenhagen Will Achieve Nothing“ Figure 1. Carbon Emissions 1970-2006 by Region, and Global (red). At that time it was…

China’s climate ca$h blackmail

Who says you can get rid of entitlements? WUWT covered this issue over HFC-23 production previously in The biggest environmental scandal in history. It seems it is about to get bigger. China just decided to blackmail the brilliant minds soon to be attending the Durban Climate Conference, aka COP-17. The burning question is; what would Angelina…

Shame and Witches (Nature Climate Change)

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein A copy of the journal Nature Climate Change> landed in my mailbox just in time for Halloween. According to them: (1) almost any kind of climate change is likely to cause increased conflict, and (2) we may be able to provoke action to reduce human contributions to climate change via…