The emails largely had to do with dealing with an already known problem with dendrochronology. The oceans are still rising, the Arctic ice is still melting back worse in the summer, the glaciers are still withdrawing. And all of this is still exceeding IPCC models, as the modelers well know. The hockey stick has acquired another crook.
Month: November 2009
Aurora Borealis and Joanna Lumley
I enjoyed it a lot more than the TV guide reviewer did. Particularly when she finally got to see the actual Northern Lights in the far north of Norway, complete with Edvard Grieg soundtrack (Peer Gynt,? Suite No. 2 Op. 55: Solveigs´s Song). This particular clip of her watching the aurora has a sign language translator for Lumley’s voiceover.
Femmostroppo Reader – November 29, 2009
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments. More thoughts on Scripture in schools – “Ariane mentioned one of my big doubts about this… Read More ›
News from the Marriage Equality Rally (with bonus accessibility report)
Image: A group of smiling Hoydenizens standing on the steps of Sydney Town Hall, holding a sign that reads “Hoyden About Town for Marriage Equality”. In the background, we see people waving rainblow flags. I’m happy to report that a… Read More ›
Otterday! And Open Thread.
Today’s otters are brought to you via PerthNow and the Perth Zoo. Two Asian otters have been introduced to the new rainforest area, and it is hoped they will continue to deepen their new relationship and produce pups. There haven’t… Read More ›
Femmostroppo Reader – November 27, 2009
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments. You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me – Approving bail for a known bail-jumper – what… Read More ›
Thursday Cheezburger: Geography
And today’s school subject theme topic is: Geography!
The great Leader of the Opposition yawnfest
Rudd has so effectively wedged the Libs on virtually every issue of importance over the last year that they simply might as well not even bother turning up to the House, and I don’t think that’s a good thing for our system of government at all. I wish we actually had a more effective Federal Opposition (one here in NSW would be good as well), because I’m a firm believer that those holding the reins of government ought to be scrutinised and challenged effectively on a regular basis.
I know you all want to see the Children in Need trailer for the Xmas episode, but watch this no-spoiler video first (as Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait titled this 2001 A Space Odyssey/Doctor Who mashup/crossover: HALlons-y! [sfx: appreciative groan])
It’s White Ribbon Day
The official website has a whole heap of good material, including a donation page, the link to their campaign for men to swear an oath never to commit, never to excuse, and never to remain silent about violence against women. Crucially, there is also a link for where to seek help.