What’s the Watts paper actually mean, Dude?


As a young man, my first mode of powered transport was motorbikes. Like all bikers, there was this thing you noticed about passing from the open countryside¬†into a built up area. Basically, cities were warmer than the countryside, and exposed as you are to the elements on a bike, that was always welcome on a … Continue reading

So, was climategate a hack after all?


This is going to be one of those difficult articles to write, just to make it easy to read. It’s going to get technical at points, because it has to, so there’s going to be more than a few detours to explain things, but bear with me. It’s Sunday afternoon, I’m wearing sunglasses indoors,¬†it’s a … Continue reading

The decline of popular science journals.


We are creatures of habit and pleasure. When we find something of pleasure, we tend to revisit it with regularity. Despite what a large part of the mainstream media might have you believe, not all pleasure starts at the gullet and ends at the genitalia, though eating well and making love, are of course pastimes … Continue reading

Is climate science just a belief?


The alarmists in the climate debate have what they think of as this magic ace of trumps card, called peer review. If they actually knew something about the peer review process, perhaps they’d realise it isn’t a guarantee of anything much. It really isn’t. In brief, the process is as follows. A scientist does some … Continue reading

Worried about climate change? Meh.


Climate alarmism pushes a blinding variety of scares at the general public; Polar bears going extinct, droughts of biblical proportions, massive Noah’s ark type flooding, glaciers melting, sea levels rising, sea levels dropping, the polar ice caps melting, your Granny’s knicker elastic breaking, seas getting acidic, another looming mass extinction event, the rainforest disappearing, islands … Continue reading