Cutting to the heart of the public policy debate about climate change

Summary:  After a quarter-century of the climate wars, the chaff thrown up by political activists on both sides has largely obscured the key questions which we must answer in order to deal with this, perhaps the most important of the many shockwaves facing us. Today we look at the most important question of logic in … Continue reading Cutting to the heart of the public policy debate about climate change

A look at climate science written in a cooler and more skeptical day

"The Cooling" by Lowell Ponte

The hacked emails and papers from the UK's Climate Research Unit reveal the underside of climate science (as the many bizarre conclusions do the same for the anti-AGW mob).  Spinning data to conceal contrary evidence, avoiding freedom of information requests, purging the profession of skeptical voices.  All familiar things to anyone familiar with the history … Continue reading A look at climate science written in a cooler and more skeptical day

A reply to comments on FM site about Global Warming

The pro-anthropgenic global warming comments on the FM site (and emails to me) are so similar that a generic reply will save everybody time and effort.  This post examines 7 8 common elements.  These are general statements.  They do not apply to every individual comment on the FM site or to material elsewhere (in any medium). Pro-AGW comments often display … Continue reading A reply to comments on FM site about Global Warming

“Aliens cause global warming”: wise words from the late Michael Crichton

I strongly recommend reading this speech, given by the late Michael Crichton at the California Institute of Technology on 17 January 2003.  It is an insightful analysis of important trends in our society, revealing much about the dynamics of several important public policy controversies of our time. Update:  the comments were so interesting that I wrote … Continue reading “Aliens cause global warming”: wise words from the late Michael Crichton

Visionaries point the way to success in the age of 4GW

After WWII we entered the age in which 4GW is the primary mode of warfare.  In response first come analysts, followed by visionaries, then solutions (in three kinds). Analysts (see this chapter) and visionaries provide the foundation on which solutions are build.  Visionaries propose radical ideas for the conduct of warfare (beyond anything we can do today) or … Continue reading Visionaries point the way to success in the age of 4GW