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The Republican Judicial War Against Science

Washington Post:An exchange about a climate change seminar for judges set off the controversy, after a two-sentence heads-up message about the session — co-sponsored by the research and education agency of the judiciary, the Federal Judicial Center — was sent.One…

The Foote Effect

Some time ago, being defined as about nine years, in his sorely missed Climate Abyss, John Niesen Gammon advocated doing away with the term greenhouse effect, or greenhouse gas, perhaps tongue in cheek, perhaps notOkay, I’m finally convinced.I hereby declare…

Ignoring the Obvious

Rabett Run has always been a quiet and peaceful place where old bunnies can munch their carrots, but perhaps, just perhaps it is time to stir things up again so here are a couple of thoughts for the careless.  In…

Point Counterpoint

Point:  From Paul Price on Twitter, about a recent polemic from Mike Hulme that ATTP is going on aboutMike Hulme's parting words to me (after a talk in which he failed to acknowledge climate risk and I asked why): "the…

Cruise the Northwest Passage

Eli notes there is still time to drop $28,824 per person to cruise the Northwest Passage in August on the Roald Amundsen, the new flagship of the Hurtigruten.  Since the ship has a hybrid propulsion system even the CO2 emissions…

Norway report

My wife and I spent 10 days in Norway, so now I'm clearly an expert and have things to say.Mainly, travel in rural Norway so far does not yet support my theory that internal combustion engine cars will start being…

Message to the Several Misbegotten

The Presidents of the National Academies (Science, Engineering and Medicine) have issued a statement on climate science.  In general this may be regarded as a message to Donald Trump and Wil Happer to screw off,Scientists have known for some time,…

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…