Cutting The Grass

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Sufi stories of the wisdom of the foolish Mulla Nasrudin have been around for a thousand years or more. One of them tells how the Mulla was walking down the street one day. Three stories above him, a man was working on a roof. The workman slipped and fell. He…

Tunes Played On A Tropical Piano

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach. Crossposted from my blog, Skating Under The Ice. Contents: Adventure, plus minimal science. Feel free to ignore this if you wish. After I wrote my last piece about my trip to Fiji, things have just been moving too fast to write. I’ll just take up where I left off, at…

An Invitation To Debate “Climate Change”

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach (see Update at the end) I had tweeted the following: Various people either liked or retweeted this, including my mad mate and human lightning rod, James Delingpole. This post started because someone named Robin Whitlock tweeted the following: Delingpole is a knuckledragger, pure and simple. It’s a wonder his brain…

The March Against Science

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, I wrote about this crazy March For Science idea two months ago, but the story just gets better. Far and away the most insightful comment I’ve read on this goofy idea of marching was from a climate scientist I respect, Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., who said: The smartest people…

Killer Cold

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I found an interesting article on weather-related deaths. Deaths Attributed to Heat, Cold, and Other Weather Events in the United States, 2006–2010 Abstract Objectives—This report examines heat-related mortality, cold-related mortality, and other weather-related mortality during 2006–2010 among subgroups of U.S. residents. Methods—Weather-related death rates for demographic and area-based subgroups  were computed using death…

The Shame of Chinese Coal

I note much discussion around a recent WUWT post entitled “China: USA is “Selfish” for Wanting to Burn Coal“. It featured the Chinese telling us that we are “selfish” to burn coal and that we should reduce our coal use, because carbon. Now, in the way of conflicts of interests, I should disclose that I…