Monthly Archives: February 2014
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has a major story about the mishandling and abuse of the public welfare during the Cold War and after, by the United States Department of the Navy. See: A primer: Military nuclear wastes in the … Continue reading
Bayes vs the virial theorem.
From NASA, Climate Change: Evidence. Featuring: Consensus. See the list. Rapid change: Sea-level rise. Rapid change: Global temperature rise. Rapid change: Warming oceans. Rapid change: Shrinking ice sheets. Rapid change: Declining Arctic sea ice. Rapid change: Glacial retreat. Rapid change: Extreme … Continue reading
I wondered about this. Dr Matt Strassler set me (and others) straight. It’s also interesting how even the relatively educated media gets the Higgs role in physics wrong.
As readers may know, Claire and I are really strong supporters of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Whether it is about a continuing and fierce passion for world class science contributing to understanding climate change and the workings of climate, for … Continue reading
Originally posted on Open Mind:
Some of you might remember that when talking to an atheist, Faux News’ Bill O’Reilly said “Tide comes in, tide goes out, you can’t explain it.” Of the ridicule he received for that, my favorite…
BUGS has a “zeros trick” (Lund, Jackson, Best, Thomas, Spiegelhalter, 2013, pages 204-206; see also an online illustration) for specifying a new distribution which is not in the standard set. The idea is to couple an invented-for-the-moment Poisson density to … Continue reading
Professor Ray Pierrehumbert’s “Open Letter to Steve Levitt” has to be my favorite post on RealClimate. Not only does it do “Consider a spherical cow” kinds of quick calculation, in a Socratic manner it exposes the manipulation which climate deniers or, if … Continue reading
Meet The Press Shows How Not To Cover Science – Dan’s Wild Wild Science Journal – AGU Blogosphere.
See http://phys.org/news/2014-02-americans-struggle-science-respect-scientists.html summarizing a recent report by the National Science Foundation.
See Professor Spiegelhalter’s blog posting … http://understandinguncertainty.org/more-deaths-due-climate-change-or-maybe-not
The United States recently released an official report as part of its participation in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) via its Department of States called the United States Climate Action Report 2014. A significant element of this … Continue reading