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By Robert Merkel on December 31, 2010
Trying to predict what’ll make the news in 2011 is like trying to predict the daily weather for 2011. A longer timeframe, however, some of the noise filters out and the structural trends become clearer. So I reckon it’s actually […]
By GuyB on December 31, 2010
State political journalists in New South Wales are doing it tough just at the moment. Generating vaguely interesting material from a government that most people have written off and an Opposition that assumes (correctly) that it will dawdle into government […]
By Brian on December 31, 2010
People with right-wing views tend to have a larger right amygdala. People with left-wing views tend to have a larger anterior cingulate cortex. That’s what research commissioned by Colin Firth found. He was guest-editing the BBC’s Today show: “I took […]
By Brian on December 31, 2010
Back in Climate Clippings 7 I posted some images on how the temperatures for 2010 were going. In this post we looked at whether the cold winters of Europe would continue. In this post I’ll put up some relevant images […]
By tigtog on December 30, 2010
Strike a light! Our 50th condemnation thread will be the last one for 2010!
By Brian on December 30, 2010
These posts include a brief mention of a number of news items relating to climate change. They don’t preclude treating any of these topics at more length in a separate post. They can also serve as an open thread so […]
By Robert Merkel on December 30, 2010
It’s quite surprising the things you learn when you have the time to do some serious reading. I’m currently making my way through Defence of the Realm: The Official History of MI5. While I’m not expecting much of the book’s […]
By tigtog on December 29, 2010
This week’s whimsy is brought to you by possibly a teeny weeny knitted dalek.
By Brian on December 29, 2010
Quite possibly, not every year but with increased frequency according to an article in The Independent. A study completed in 2009 by the Potsdam Institute predicted this pattern: Their models found that, as the ice cap over the ocean disappeared, […]
By tigtog on December 28, 2010
Our weekly look at media spin tactics is a bit late this week due to holidays: nevermind, let’s get on with dissecting the PR and propaganda that aims to blow one’s own horn, bury one’s errors, resurrect the shambling zombie corpses of well-flogged deceased equines, and ooh look! A Big Distracting Thing!
By Robert Merkel on December 27, 2010
…of Australian cricket, which died at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 26th December 2010. Deeply lamented by a sorrowing circle of friends and acquaintances (but not the tens of thousands of celebrating Poms at the game). R.I.P. (Retire Immediately, Ponting). […]