Once again, it’s time for a Sunday stroll through the climate blogosphere.
Well, of course it’s Saturday as I write this, but I have to travel tomorrow so this if I miss any big Sunday headlines, you’ll have to wait until I get settled in.
Here’s the picture:
And here’s what I see out there today:
The Big Dog is back. Steve McIntyre, after dealing with family issues, is back with–what else–a blistering critique of Michael Mann’s AGU presentation, where Mann argued that observations really do match well with models. Umm, yeah Mike–not.
I don’t know about other bloggers, but the minute McIntyre posted my traffic and comments went up. It’s like the whole community comes alive and starts to prowl, looking for some kind of close encounter. Long may you run, Mac.
The thoroughly detestable Eli Rabett actually has four good posts at the top of his blog, something I cannot ever remember seeing. Actually, I can never remember seeing much of anything I like there, but your mileage may vary.
Rabett actually has a decent (if too short) description of the second round of California’s Cap and Trade auction, shows a 40-minute clip of Jennifer Francis talking about Xtreme Weather (wrong on so many counts, but if you’re looking for their side of the story, there it is), a decent musical interlude (I did that once here and a couple of times on my other blog, but nobody ever clicked on the video–do climate enthusiasts just hate music?), and re-blogs a James Fallow article on China that is really quite good (although Revkin at Dot Earth links to a better article here). But don’t scroll down any further, thinking that Rabett continues in that vein. It’s back to the same old Rabett droppings after that. Still, maybe he’s changing direction. Hey, it could happen…
Anthony Watts is one of several bloggers to post on the revival of the 70s, meaning I’ll have to drag my bell bottoms out as we re-enact the Dildoic Era. People (including some famous scientists) were worried about global cooling back then, until it was discovered that the glitter balls in the discos were intercepting the radiation and sending it directly back into space. Even the Top of Atmosphere readings were getting nothing but Donna Summers.
Roger Pielke was busy stealing my thunder, writing an excellent article in the Breakthrough Institute about how much energy we’re going to be using in the future and how much more it is than we currently think. You can go read his blog post about the article, the article itself, or my masterly treatment of the topic in only 21 pages! Masterly, I tell you! Masterly!
Think Progress is getting so boring that I don’t think even the writers can stand to read it. TP’s strength was always their coverage of green technology news. So guess what they haven’t done in umpteen years? Yeah.
So that’s it for this week–sorry it’s a bit short, but I have to finish packing. Expect a lighter blog output from me for most of the week, but I’ll try and get something up now and then.
Enjoy your Sunday.