Nature uses the D-word

From an editorial from nature.com, and published in the journal, they seem to think the d-word is proper vernacular. Science scorned Volume: 467, Page: 133 Date published: (09 September 2010) DOI: doi:10.1038/467133a The anti-science strain pervading the right wing in the United States is the last thing the country needs in a time of economic…

Another hockey stick – meanwhile, the death of light bulbs

Kate at SmallDeadAnimals.com points out that there’s a new hockey stick afoot. With some homogenization and principal components analysis, I’m sure the past can be smoothed out. From: United States Unemployment rate, Aug. 2010 Meanwhile, light bulb workers of America go dim as one of America’s proudest inventions disappears from production. Mr. Edison is scowling,…

Lord Oxburgh’s whirlwind whitewash tour

When Oxburgh produced a 5 page report on the UEA/CRU Climategate issue, we immediately say it as “spartan”, while some called it “efficient”. We wondered how such a small report could be done with a team of people and 2-3 weeks of time. The secret it turns out, is to focus on making sure that…

Deconstructing the Icons

Guest post by Thomas Fuller I wrote earlier that a series of symbolic images have been stamped on the professional communications sent out by those most interested in very active measures to combat global warming. I mentioned several, and I hope to take some time to analyze the status of the keynote issues that have…