Posts Tagged ‘climate’

Real Climate: Simple Question, Simple Answer… Not

September 9, 2008

I see that my point (#10) is more or less repeated by other commentators (eg #53 and #58).

Gavin: you reply to #53: “Why should anyone continue to discuss with you?”

If you really want to communicate, then you better find a way of communicating. If on the other hand you don’t want to communicate, there is little point in replying to comments, really.

In fact you remind me of those English-speaking tourists arriving back home in frustration, convinced that the locals they visited are brainless idiots, after having shouted, yelled, huffed and puffed to make themselves understood…by people that simply do not speak English.

If you or Mr Weart want to speak to engineers, or anybody else, then you both better speak in a way that engineers can understand. And if they don’t appear to have understood, you cannot simply jump to saying “why are you people so slow to understand?”…the only sensible option is to see where the miscommunication is (yes, it can be with you too), and to work to fix that.

I have provided a few suggestions already.

People do have various degrees of skepticism in the nature and dangers of anthropogenic global warming. How difficult is it to recognize that? If you instead poo-poo their thoughts whenever expressed, you will win nobody’s mind. Fine by me, but then what’s a blog for?


The Reference Frame: RSS MSU corrections & record cold temperatures

February 6, 2008

It may or may not be of interest, but Western Europe has experienced quite a mild winter so far, and in the satellite pictures looks like a lonely spot of green surrounded by snow white all over the Northern Hemisphere…

IHT Letters: Carbon Peace, Nuclear War

October 14, 2007

Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 15:09:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Maurizio Morabito”
Subject: Carbon peace, nuclear war (Analysts find Israel struck a nuclear project inside Syria, IHT, Oct 13, 2007)
To: “Letters IHT”

Dear Editors

Whilst the Nobel Peace Prize was being awarded for efforts to talk about lowering atmospheric CO2, more and more details are being released about last month’s Israel’s bombing of “a partly constructed nuclear reactor” in Syria, with a suspiciously-reticent Damascus government (“Analysts find Israel struck a nuclear project inside Syria“, IHT, Oct 13, 2007).

Talk about getting the world’s priorities right…