The Delinquent Teenager‘s adventures down-under

Despite the best efforts of the likes of Peter Gleick and other assorted detractors, Donna Laframboise’s The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert is doing very well, thank you very much! Australia’s Andrew Bolt, who “runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report”, interviewed…

Will the real Richard Muller please stand up

[Please see updates at end of this post - hro] Dr. Richard A. Muller is a physicist at Berkeley with a rather eclectic mélange of interests (which you can read about on his rather garish personal website). I first learned of him some months ago when he launched the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project…

Good news, bad news … and a Friday funny

First the good news! At the National Review, one of my favourite writer/historians, Victor Davis Hanson, weighs in on the current state of “the global warming craze”. His assessment includes: Global Warming — RIP? The issue seems deader than a doornail. Not long ago, candidate Obama promised to cool the planet and lower the rising…

A compendium of coups for The Delinquent Teenager …

As Andrew Montford (aka Bishop Hill) noted the other day, Donna Laframboise’s The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert is a very important work. Following an excerpt from Peter Foster’s review in the National Post, Montford wrote: Getting some MSM coverage can make a big difference to a book. The…

Odes for Peter Gleick

Although you’d never know it to look at me (of course!), I grew up in the era when folk music reigned supreme! And I still have (although I cannot play due to incapacitated record player) some <gasp> LP (long playing) vinyl recordings by (amongst others) The Kingston Trio. Those were the good old days when…

Speaking of wind farms …

If the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is to be believed (a prospect that becomes more dubious to more people by the day, I agree), the future of our planet depends on our making tremendous changes in our lifestyles, and bowing to the gods of “renewable energy“. On this day of Canadian Thanksgiving, I…