Global Warming: “It Looked Clear Cut”

Global Warming

James Lovelock was the inspiration for my Global Warming Panic Chart several years ago: [...]

The Space Shuttle: It was time

President Obama decided to uphold the Bush plan to end the Space Shuttle’s operations. This was an Obama decision that I fully supported, though many conservatives were critical, and I wrote “In Praise of President Obama” as a result. [...]

Misbehaving in South America

There is much in the news about the uproar in South America, but I think it misses the point. Yes, there is noise about US Secret Service team members hiring “up to 21 prostitutes” (I expect that Obama will announce that he will cut this number to 25 in next year’s budget) — and the real issue of security compromise is being largely overlooked. [...]

The Memory of Cherry Blossoms

Global Warming

At a dinner with friends last night, one commented that the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington was held two weeks earlier than ever before, because of global warming. [...]

The 1932 Duesenberg Model

There’s an email floating around about an extraordinary 1/6th model of a 1932 Duesenberg SJ. I’ve added some information to it, from various sources. The original email is at the end: [...]

Canadian Gun Control

This article is biased in favor of gun ownership, but is nevertheless interesting: [...]

Science and politics quizzes

This science quiz was interesting. I did pretty well on it, with results posted below: [...]

A Tornado of Global Weirding

Global Warming

There is a big push to create the impression that weather is now very unusual — that “global weirding” is going on, caused (of course) by Man’s misuse of the planet.

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The Stratolauncher and the Soviets

The Stratolauncher was announced a few months ago. It is an innovative design funded by Paul Allen (Microsoft’s other founder) and is a joint project of Burt Rutan’s Scaled Composites and Elon Musk’s SpaceX, with other companies making significant contributions. The project, under way for more than eight years in secrecy, looks like this: [...]