Dangerous Ideas

The World Bank and Global Warming

Paul Decelles

The World Bank isn't known historically as an environmentally friendly institution in terms of the sorts of development projects it has funded. So when the World Bank gets concerned about the possible affects of global warming perhaps even the skeptics ought to pay attention. Check out the World Bank's climate ...


Paul Decelles

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/aug/06/238867/ If you are up, one of the most important space exploration events is happening now through early Monday morning (August 6), the landing of Curiosity. Media coverage is pretty spotty. Fortunately there is NASA TV for us night owls. [http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html][1] CNN is covering this at least on line but ...

Global Warming: The Way Science Works.

Paul Decelles

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/jul/31/238559/ You may not realize it but we are getting a good lesson about the way science works, or at least should work. The lesson involves an independent study of planetary temperature data designed to examine some of the global warming skeptic's concerns about the nature of the data used ...

Cow Killer!

Paul Decelles

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pdecell/7663410128/ Several people have reported seeing these wonderful insects over the last couple of days. These are sometimes called velvet ants. They are not ants but mutillid wasps. The females are wingless and usually brightly colored-orange or orange and black, though a few are grey. The males are winged. The ...

Smart Grid or Slave Grid?

Paul Decelles

Locally Westar has introduced Smart Grid technologies that are billed as helping individuals track and manage their power usage and also help the power company manage its load. Does this technology, though pose a threat to civil liberties in ways we haven't thought about yet? I don't know... but a ...

So how does 2012 stack up weather wise?

Paul Decelles

There has been a lot in the news about the great drought of 2012 and what the high temperatures might be telling us about what is happening to climate. So rather that rely on "some people say" as a source, I decided to check climate data from NOAA to get ...


Paul Decelles

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pdecell/7191600122/ Traffic was heavy today on the Intercolony Freeway. Must be Mother's Day .

The Heartland Institute Steps in It Big Time.

Paul Decelles

As most people know the Heartland Institute is staffed and backed by people who are to put it mildly, skeptical about global warming and our species role in climate change. The other month a climate activist admitted getting access to the Institute's e-mails by posing as an Institute board member. ...

Prickly Pear

Paul Decelles

This is a prickly pear cactus from my garden. It is in a pot but I leave it out all winter since it is supposed to be hardy here in Kansas. Of course with this mild winter and the steady movement north of the hardiness zones due to climate change, ...

Redbud Spring

Paul Decelles

Went to Clinton Lake today to take pictures and enjoy this nice Spring(?) weather. I am going to be really interested in the state March average temperature data. Looks like this month could be a hundred year event. Here is a brief slide show of my pictures from today: Enjoy! ...


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