Monthly Archives: December 2013

Welcome To Wonderland

Came across climate modeler Prof. Christopher Essex giving a fun talk about the unsolved mathematical and computing problems of climate simulation models:   There were rather a lot of unsolved problems. Two stand-out quotes: “Some big wheels there sat me down … Continue reading

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Playing With Fire

Following on from my last post, the way I see it is that the War on Smokers is a kind of low-key civil war in which one bunch of people (antismokers) is to trying to get another bunch of people … Continue reading

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Taken For A Ride

I expected to wake up today with a full head cold. Instead, when I woke up, my cold had gone. Completely gone. I was astonished. But it seems to be what ‘colds’ are for me these days. One day my … Continue reading

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Losing The Magic

I seem to be coming down with a cold. The first in about four years. But I have an enormous stock of whisky, and plenty of honey, and even some lemon, to mix into hot and heady brews. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Ban

Cinnamon rolls, this time.   The season’s festivities in Denmark have been overshadowed by the prospect that it could be the last Danish Christmas before a European Union ban on their beloved kanelsnegler or cinnamon rolls. The proposed ban followed … Continue reading

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Meander

I became interested in rivers when the smoking ban drove me out of my local pub (above) in Devon, and I began to sit in the sun by the little river that flowed past its garden, gazing for hours at … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year, to all my readers.    

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EU Lifestyle Regulation

Chris Snowdon was writing about Orwellian EU plans for “lifestyle regulation” today – which sounds like yet another reason to get the hell out of the EU. He’d downloaded a paper about it, which said: To this end it recommended … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe Them

H/T Dick Puddlecote for Science Says So. Few nowadays defer to the traditional authority figures of old – parents, priests or politicians. But many are inclined to take scientists’ word for things. If scientists say that anthropogenic climate change is … Continue reading

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The New Dispossessed

Right wing US talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has been dismissing the danger of passive smoking. And pinning the blame for all the lies about it firmly on the political left: Again, the lesson here is that you were lied to … Continue reading

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