My Pet Project – Producer Gas and my SUV

Guest post by WUWT moderator Andi Cockroft This has little to do with my beliefs (or otherwise) in CAGW, but more to the fact that I am tight with money and this project offers the ability to run my 5 litre SUV for free ! Please note however, this is only suitable for Petrol/Gasoline Engines…

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The Cold Kiwi Comes Home to Roost

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics –Kiwi Style By Andi Cockroft, reporting from New Zealand The Cold Kiwi is an event held each year on the Volcanic Plateau of the Central North Island of New Zealand. Hosted by the local Motorcycle Club for the past 40 years or so, it is designed to attract the hard-core,…

Fundamental questions on Isostasy and Mean Sea-Level

Guest post by Andi Cockroft Firstly, let me declare that I am not a current student of Geology or Geophysics. I studied Mathematics, Computer Science and Geology at University way back in the 60’s and I have focused my entire working life in IT. To this day, I still run a small IT company in…

Answering a reader question on climate web traffic

Reader “Andrew” asks in comments: Andrew Submitted on 2011/10/05 at 10:55 am We can always check on hits to climate blogs/sites. I’ll bet there already down on ALL pro and con AGW/climate sites (maybe ask Anthony to provide data comparing all sites with say, same of a year ago). Interest in these sort of issues…

Satellite Composite Shows Chilean Volcano Plume Spreading Globally

Since its eruption in early June, several NASA satellites have captured images of the ash plume from the eruption of the Chilean Volcano called Puyehue-Cordón Caulle and have tracked it around the world. NASA has collected them in the NASA Goddard FLICKR image gallery that shows the progression of the plume around the southern hemisphere.…

6.3 quake in Christchurch, NZ, 65 deaths reported

Note aftershocks ranging from  5.6 to 4.5 have also been felt in the last few hours. Here is a list of quakes. We wish our Kiwi friends well, and hope that the quake is not as bad as first reports indicate. From MSNBC WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A 6.3-magnitude earthquake Tuesday rocked the southern New Zealand…