Scientists respond to Gore’s warnings of climate catastrophe

Says The Canadian Free Press (warning: it has lots of stupid ads on it). I wonder what it is? But not very much. What does it *say*?

Well, its an attempt to counter Gores movie (oh good, that means people are worried by it…). There is much of the same-old-septic-rubbish in there, but a new (and bizarre argument): that we shouldn’t think a vast majority are convinced by GW, because we should only count a small number of those who actually understand detection and attribution.
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The managers role

Today and yesterday I went on a management training course. This is a complete reversal of policy by me, who has previously avoided them like the plague. Partly this is a feeling that since I am now quasi-managing two people I owe it to them to at least try to know what I’m doing. But partly its a (belated?) feeling that some of the fixed stars in my firmament (e.g., management is a load of b*ll*cks) have proved to be mutable. Sadly I only seem to be able to learn this sort of thing by experience (anyone can learn by their own experience; clever people learn by other peoples experience :-().
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New banner?

Someone made me a possible new banner…

I’m not sure… what do my faithful readers think? Would it make you more likely to read the blog? Or would you rather I just found something interesting to say about science?

Update: I managed to find the code for putting the banner into the header, so lets try it there for size

UUpdate: JF wants blood… I rather sympathise… see the comments

UUUpdate: I’ve previewing this on a 800×600 laptop. It looks like the banner pushes the seed sidebar to the bottom… oops

UUUUpdate: Response was overwhelmingly positive, so I’ve done it. Thanks to Carl Buell for the graphic.

Yet another cool google earth thingy

NSIDC has made a select set of images viewable through the popular interactive desktop application, Google Earth. Currently, Google Earth users can view images showing permafrost, snow, sea ice extent, and photographs of glaciers. Distribution of permafrost, snow, and ice are displayed as overlays on the Google Earth base map. Snow and ice information are updated daily. The glacier photographs are indicated by individual “push pins” that reveal the actual photograph when clicked.

Go to http://nsidc.org/data/google_earth/ to play.