Come See Me Tonight: It's about Time, Dammit

By: bappit, 2:51 AM GMT on February 06, 2016


A comment by Dr. Ricky Rood regarding his blog “Won't cha let me take you on a sea cruise? (It's about the hiatus.)” reminded me of the days when I spent time reading books like The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms by Ernst Cassirer and The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt.

With the conflict between scientific and political motivations looming over the supposed recent hiatus in global temperature rise, the stray thought occurred to me that though C...

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Updated: 8:22 PM GMT on February 08, 2016

Notes on How the Plant Food Argument Works, Part One

By: bappit, 2:04 AM GMT on January 31, 2016

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Next: TBA
Previously: How the Plant Food Argument Works, Part One
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The Limitations of Rebuttals

The aim of "How the Plant Food Argument Works, Part One" is to begin explicating one line of argument that climate change denialists employ. The goal is to understand how that line of argument works. I will contrast the argument against factual, valid lines of reasoning but only to give background. I ...

How the Plant Food Argument Works, Part One

By: bappit, 11:21 PM GMT on January 30, 2016

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Next: Notes on How the Plant Food Argument Works, Part One
Previously: 2007 NY Times op-ed on Exxon/ExxonMobil and their climate change stance
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One theme of climate change denial spins off from the following question.
How could increased amounts of a trace gas like CO2 have a dramatic impact like catastrophic global warming?The main ensuing argument is that large things are only caused by other large things. Sinc...

Updated: 11:26 PM GMT on January 30, 2016

2007 NY Times op-ed on Exxon/ExxonMobil and their climate change stance

By: bappit, 12:53 AM GMT on January 22, 2016

Here is a 2007 NY Times opinion piece by Joe Nocera titled "Exxon Mobil Just Wants to Be Loved" about ExxonMobil's public position on AGW. It ties their public turnaround on climate change to Rex Tillerson replacing Lee Raymond.

Overall, the piece sets a tone similar to Dr. Rood's blog here. It mentions exxonsecrets.org and Exxpose Exxon (Dr. Rood can add the latter to his list) neither of which I had heard of before this cycle of Dr. Ricky Rood's Climate...

Updated: 6:14 PM GMT on January 22, 2016

How the Trace Gas Argument Works

By: bappit, 2:39 AM GMT on January 17, 2016

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Previously: A Zen Version of the Twilight Zone
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The following question has been posted a number of times in various forms in the comments section of Dr. Masters' blog at Weather Underground . At times this question has led to threads of rebuttaliations and general trollishness. The question has been posed in many other places as well, e.g. Bastardi, Thompson.

Here is the question.
How could increased ...

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