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Mike Hulme Goes Hippie Punching

There is a fair amount of discussion about a blog post by Prof. Mike Hulme in which he starts by poisoning the well, askingA denier is a person who denies something, “… who refuses to admit the truth of a concept…

Eli Is Getting Impatient

Those who deny climate change are very sensitive little snowflakes who dislike being reminded that they are deniers.  MT has a nice thread about denial being a denial of service attack, but, reacting with hurt when denial has been pointed…

Eli Rabett’s Simple Impeachment Advice

Well, what the hell, the US is headed there are the House Democratic leadership (e.g. Nancy Pelosi) doesn't want to impeach Donald TrumpThe House speaker also suggested Trump was disappointed that she has resisted calls from some members of her…

A brief guide to denial arguments.

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; min-height: 14.0px} Back in 2012, I reviewed a book by James Lawrence Powell, The Inquisition of Climate Science (Columbia University…

CO2 is garbage not plant food

Is there a bunny so sheltered that he or she has not seen myriad repetitions of denial starting with CO2 is plant food?Eli is a patient bunny, but has decided to take up arms against this nonsense.CO2 is garbage.  It…

Rabett Run 2019-04-18 00:36:00

Yes, Eli has been on sabbatical, but he really has been thinking of the bunnies, especially with Easter coming up.  Well, sometimes it just gets hard to think of something new and interesting and life, or at least Twitter, has…

A thing of beauty

Sabrine Hossenfelder's new book, Lost in Math:  How Beauty Leads Physics Astray is stirring up quite a stir with multiple reviews.  Hossenfelder has recently stuck her oar into the question about whether a new supercollider should be built as a…

There he goes again v.93 p.1221….

On his last visit, but before leaving Ethon described a wonderful piece of misdirection from our friend in Colorado, who asks for advice on improving this:No emissions reduction policy currently under discussion – from changes in personal behavior to those…

CA HSR, RIP (kind of)

So just as high speed rail gets a political lift via the Green New Deal, the one active effort bites the dust in California. Read the link though, it's not entirely dead - Newsom committed to a strange little stretch…

Making Tracks in the US

So with the Green New Deal on the street there is considerable talk about improving railroad travel.  Eli has a couple of perhaps odd points to make.First high density is NOT something that is needed for fast trains, as a…

The left imitating Republicans

I probably should prove something beyond just my sense that it's happening, but I feel that the left side of the political spectrum, a little or a lot closer to where I belong than the other side, is becoming more…

Horn tooting

In today's San Jose Mercury News (moderately climate-related):Opinion: Follow the will of voters and protect San Jose’s Coyote ValleyThe 7,400-acre valley stretching from San Jose to Morgan Hill feeds our foothills and provides crucial drinking waterBy BRIAN SCHMIDT  As the…

Gavin Explains It All

Well, Eli is retired so he is outsourcing to Gavin Schmidt who,explained it all in a series of tweets with the BlackPhysicists Tweeter.  They actually, between them had a real conversation of value, which Eli here unrolls.  Below the BlackPhysicists…