Hmm. This was scheduled to post in August, and never did.
A bit over a year ago, the Arctic Joule full of four tense young rowers was crossing the strait from the Lady Franklin Point — and was bailing out, at the not-quite-halfway mark. By the 28th of August, they were out of the water [...]
This post, from a speech by Nigel Lawson, is extensive and is one that I am in complete agreement with. Lawson discusses a great many aspects of the issue, from science to politics, and gets it all correct. [...]
The American Association for the Advancement of Science used to promote science. I was a member for many years, and watched them devolve into an increasingly political leftist advocacy group. Nowhere is this process more evident than on the topic of climate change: The once-august group is willing to lie to promote the idea of catastrophic global warming, which keeps the grant money coming, keeps them on politically correct, and keeps them in good favor in the current government. As the evidence shows that climate change is not catastrophic and not likely to be, the AAAS and other advocacy groups are ramping up the lies, desperate to keep the scam going by mere dint of repetition. [...]
This is an interesting case that has been litigated for a long time. It is essentially Chevron against a coalition of environmentalists and their attorneys, who initially won an $18 billion judgment against the energy company. But that has changed. Now, in the face of massive fraud by the environmentalists, the court has reversed the judgment and has required the fraudsters to pay Chevron’s legal bills. [...]
In Antarctica, there is a place along the frigid coast called Mawson Station. It is named for Sir Douglas Mawson, an Engligs-born Australian explorer who was one of the early Heroic Explorers of Antarctica. His story is quite interesting, especially his survival during one grim trip where things went south, so to speak. There is a bit of info on that in the Wikipedia article, and the story is the subject of the book Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Story in the History of Exploration. [...]
I have not yet grown out of my “dinosaur phase,” though I must confess that this transition point seems overdue. I’m happy with the current status, at least. But my interest in dinosaur science, like my interest in climate science, goes back several decades. During those decades, I’ve largely made a living in the software/technology [...]
The New Yorker has a new issue out in which they talk about the terrible drought of 2012 and its effect upon corn crops — in the context, oddly, of 2013 being the best year in history for US corn crops. After opening with how great the harvest is right now, they talk about disaster last year: [...]