Taxes done. Check. Expenses done. Well, sort of. Finally unpacked. Check. Prep for next trip. Check. Version 1.0 of handmade CRM tool. Check.
Time for a Sunday evening jog through the blogosphere, then.
As I have come back to the climate change blogosphere, it seems I have happened upon a week where everyone is busy drilling into their own niche. That’s a good thing–people are blogging on what has always interested/obsessed them and there is real feeling in what they are writing. Well, in most cases.
Judith Curry, Lioness of Georgia, has 4 posts up this week, but two are guest posts by Tony Brown and Nic Lewis and one is an open thread. Misters Brown and Lewis are interesting reads and the open thread is what it is, but Judith today wrote on efforts to actually show when correlation actually does mean causation, which could take on the aspect of the Holy Grail for many in environmental academia. Her post is inspired by a paper by George Sugihara of Scripps Institution of Oceanography which grabbed Judith’s fancy and would mine as well, if I had just a little more time. Given my availability and low energy level, I must be honest and say that Tony Brown’s guester was the only one I read thoroughly. And I liked it.
The Miserable Mustelid, William Connolley of Stoat, continues to rampage through the blogosphere, commenting wherever he’s permitted on the premises and usually leaving blog owners regretting their hospitable nature. At his own place of business this week, he manages to be right without being agreeable, railing against the ETS systems that are failing left and right and logically settling on a carbon tax as the only practical means of pricing the negative externalities of CO2. Of course, he stole the logic from Tim Worstall and still manages to set everyone’s teeth on edge. Sometimes being right isn’t enough. And Connolley can’t seem to get away from writing about Wikipedia, worrying at the old scab that his censorious days as an editor there must have left on his shoulder, looking scarily like a chip. Hey, William–you’re always welcome here.
Donna LaFramboise is quickly gaining traction due to her frequent posting–I don’t know where she finds the energy. As usual, she takes the hard but high road of afflicting the comfortable, highlighting hypocrisy and comparing green fantasies to hard truths on the ground.
Real Climate has turned to movie critiquing, which is probably less stressful than McBanging and McBitching. This week’s Thumbs Up goes to Thin Ice, “which tells the story of CO2 and climate from the standpoint of the climate scientists who are out there in the trenches trying to figure out what is going on.” Feeling a bit suspicious, I clicked through to the opening segment–and it was really, really good. As a movie–I want to watch the rest of it.
Real Climate wasn’t as kind to Switch, another movie they recently reviewed. I haven’t had a chance to check the film out–but I’m glad they’re on the job and I assume it all means there are no fights going on over at their (heavily censored) website, as they must be wondering what to do with all that saved-up popcorn. Yep–head to the theater!
And in another case of symbolic sloth, Tim Lambert’s Deltoid shows the following activity: April 2013 Open Thread; March 2013 Open Thread; February 2013 Open Thread. I sincerely admire someone who, when he doesn’t have anything to say, doesn’t say it. Well done, Tim!
That’s all for this week–feel free to highlight other gems in the comments.