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Met Office Hadley Centre Celebrates 30 Years Of ‘Science Advocacy’

‘They think it’s all over; it is now’. After 30 long years of meticulous and dedicated research, the Met Office has kicked the doubters into the back of the net and proudly announces that: The first 30 yearsThe impacts of climate change are already evident both in the UK and worldwide, through rising temperatures, diminishing … Continue reading

When Code Goes Wong
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When Code Goes Wong

Many people across the globe are currently interested in the quality of code and, even more, the quality of results that arise from code. In particular, in the UK, Neil Ferguson’s epidemiological code, that seemed to influence the government’s decision to impose a lockdown, and, on this blog at least, the code that makes up … Continue reading

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HULK MOSH

Cabin fever is bringing out the best in the believalists. As you know, John Ridgway and I reveled, in a recent thread, in the unraveling of a ranting and raving Steven Mosher. (Good reveries, good reveries.) No précis could begin to do justice to the informatically dense skirmish between the Self and the Mosh. So, … Continue reading

Mythbusting the Oil Libel
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Mythbusting the Oil Libel

[This is a lazy, boilerplate response to the even lazier notion that Big Oil is behind climate skepticism. I’m sick of copying and pasting it for their edification. It’s a work in progress and some links are missing. —BK] Dear Oil Linkers, Your Logical Fallacy is: Boring Me. I know you think you’re smearing skeptics, … Continue reading

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Michigan Dams Collapse

Mid Michigan is suffering through some historic flooding after the Edenville and Sanford dams failed after heavy rains. Lake Sanford has been drained into downtown Midland causing the evacuation of thousands. Someone caught some video of one of the dams breaking. Here’s another video which nicely summarizes the situation. I live in Bay City which … Continue reading

The Great Corona Lockdown Hockey Stick Twitter Brawl
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The Great Corona Lockdown Hockey Stick Twitter Brawl

  When Brad Keyes wrote his great Shibbolithic post at WUWT, I just had to tweet it out. Hey @Revkin @chriscmooney @theresphysics @BSchmidtTweets @michaelshermer @BrianDunning @NaomiOreskes @EthonRaptor @ClimateOfGavin @Potholer54T @BadAstronomer @STWorg @rebeccawatson You people are so missing out!@BradPKeyes @wattsupwiththat https://t.co/rZn3T8nVjo — Canman (@DombroskiMike) April 9, 2020 This resulted in a long long thread about issues like … Continue reading

Did HMG succeed in its assignment?
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Did HMG succeed in its assignment?

Here’s the thing. In our earlier busy thread, Jaime Jessop was thinking like a Haskell programmer and John Ridgway a Ruby one. Perhaps even more fascinating, what was the government thinking? References: Wikipedia : Assignment (computer science) Demystifying Haskell assignment Ruby – Operators Basic Programming – Operators What’s New In Python 3.8 – Assignment expressions … Continue reading