Tag Archives: Politics

Keeping Still

Emmanuel Macron isn’t someone I’ve paid much attention to. He’s the French President. That’s pretty much all I know about him. But he seems to have been getting himself in the news a bit recently. Stating that policy disagreements are … Continue reading

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An Impending Political Krakatoa Event

For the past 3 months I’ve been piecing together a theory of how ice ages come and go, based on the physics of heat flow with which I used to work 40 years ago. The theory is very simple: Snow … Continue reading

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The Deplorables

We smokers are among the “deplorables”. And of course it was Hillary Clinton who referred to the “deplorables”: “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. … Continue reading

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Motorbikes and War Machines

Yesterday was a big day for me. I finally managed to bolt an atmosphere on top of my computer heat flow model of the Earth, gently tighten the nuts, and watch a pretty good steady state simulation of terrestrial heat … Continue reading

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Totally Out Of Control

I was reading yesterday that: Release of 1000 gigatonnes of carbon would prevent an ice age for 130,000 years. If anthropogenic carbon release were 5000 gigatonnes or more, glaciation will be avoided for at least half a million years. As … Continue reading

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Ideological Struggle

Phew! WW3 doesn’t seem to have started this morning. I spent much of yesterday thinking about the American Empire as a continuation and extension of the British Empire. Instead of the Royal Navy patrolling the oceans, to keep the world’s … Continue reading

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The Deep State

A few days ago Donald Trump said he was pulling US forces out of Syria. Next day, pretty much, Syria’s Assad gassed a few dozen or few hundred people in Damascus, and a huge international outcry began, demanding that Assad … Continue reading

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