Thursday, August 04, 2011

Developing......


and it ain't film. Feel free to speculate as if this were an open thread



UPDATE: The recent comment thingee appears to have blogspotted so don't worry about it but keep those cards and letters coming.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

he he he

Fred mouse

Robert said...

3 topics:

1st-Environment Canada doing massive cuts to its science division (11% of env canada is losing their jobs). 92 Physical scientists, 19 meteorologists...etc... ENV Canada's priority is "Air and water quality" rather than climate change according to their response to an inquiry.

2nd-Curry et al. have jumped in on a podcast by a guy who is in fact a "real" scientist... his analysis is incredibly flawed though and it makes me cringe to listen to. Blogosphere is up in arms.

3rd-Lubos over at WTFUWT posts an incredibly bad analysis of the hadcru stations...

Holly Stick said...

The latest term for presenting a reasoned, evidence-based scientific argument is "thuggery"; used and possibly coined by Peter Wood, and endorsed in no uncertain terms by denizens of Curry's blog.

b5230294-91bd-11e0-a606-000bcdcb5194 said...

What about those polar bears? Some guy said he found a dead one. Got Al Gore a woody.

EliRabett said...

Polar bears don't fit in station wagons.

Steve Bloom said...

Yeah, they have to go on top with the surf boards.

Anonymous said...

It has to be admitted that Al is not a cute bunny.

Nonetheless, now adays the cute surfer bunnies roll around in Jeeps. However if any of you see a bevy of beach bunnies in a 1937 Ford Woody do tell.

DeWitt said...

In the deep fringe, the latest 'the greenhouse hoax is coming to an end' flash in the pan is this:

http://principia-scientific.org/pso/publications/The_Model_Atmosphere.pdf

Sad and embarrassing.

Anna Haynes said...

Q about the Heartland Institute - don't these make it a lobby shop?
(from SourceWatch)
The Institute sees its primary audience as "the nation’s 8,300 state and national elected officials and approximately 8,400 local government officials."

There's a letter from Heartland in the Tobacco Documents archive, soliciting money, saying that benefits of Platinum and Gold sponsorship included "special consideration of documents for promotion via PolicyFax", and "attention to issues of special concern in Intellectual Ammunition and other publications"(on p. 8+) - which, given Heartland's announced primary audience of legislators, would seem to amount to lobbying.

Unless I'm missing something.

Anna Haynes said...

OK, here's a speculation. That awhile back another scientist got the Charles Monnett treatment (not the Kafka part, rather the part where irked fossil fuel folks go on a witchhunt and turn up a conflict of interest); but this scientist took it quietly, and caved.