A Competency Trap?

By: bappit, 3:53 AM GMT on September 21, 2016

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I ran across some YouTube videos and a blog by doctoral student Marc Hudson. He has a very British sense of humor and sometimes talks about things that bore me to tears [no doubt a reflection on me], but nevertheless he also talks about interesting things, too. For instance his interviews of Kevin Anderson are quite good. I am just kidding abo...

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Updated: 10:56 PM GMT on September 21, 2016

Notes on How the Plant Food Argument Works, Part Two

By: bappit, 1:22 AM GMT on February 18, 2016

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More Examples of the Plant Food Argument

Some examples of the plant food argument are mentioned in “Uprooting the Carbon Dioxide Is Plant Food Argument”. by Michael Svoboda. That is where I learned of the Schmitt and Happer article.

One can see the plant food argument in action in Keith Idso's tes...

Climate Change

Updated: 5:31 AM GMT on February 18, 2016

How the Plant Food Argument Works, Part Two

By: bappit, 12:56 AM GMT on February 18, 2016

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The role of CO2 in photosynthesis, has been a major talking point of climate change denialists for some time. One attractive quality this theme has is that there is a sizable body of research and practice backing up the notion that increased CO2 can benefit plant growth. (For instance, see the third IPCC report on impacts to...

Climate Change

Updated: 8:07 PM GMT on September 21, 2016

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...

Climate Change Epistemology

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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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 lin...

Updated: 7:00 AM GMT on February 14, 2016

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