A woman of valour

Her full name was Christina Dorothea Dyer Greene, a remarkable woman whom I’ve only met via a loving memoire compiled by her two daughters. This memoire is approximately 25,000 words – her daughters’, Dorothea’s and those of a relative few of the many thousands whose lives she had touched. Somewhere in the non-virtual world there…

Of peers, reviews, missing data and … communication

The American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has been holding its annual meeting over the last few days. As with other “Big Science” organizations, one of the “hot topics” relates to communication of climate science. Seems that after 20+ years of (for all intents and purposes) having a captive media to relay their…

Calling all scientists – an invitation to speak for yourself!

One of the interesting things that I’ve noticed since delving into the “climate wars” some 14 months ago, is the “evolution” of the determination of the so-called “overwhelming scientific consensus” regarding climate change aka “global warming”, how it was initially contrived, how often it’s been touted – and how more recently it has “shrunk” even…

Bad baggie … aka No Pressure, the (real-life) sequel

On October 1 last year, a heretofore unknown (at least to me) group calling itself 1010.org launched with great pride and fanfare (not to mention the praise and endorsement of the U.K.’s eco-zealous Guardian) the most appalling video called “No Pressure”. In the words of producer Franny Armstrong: “It’s a fairly simple and to-the-point premise,…