Category Archives: Climate

Socrates Died for our Sins

Was Socrates a troll? Maybe. He was not a diplomat. He sought no consensus. Still, hemlock? Given the chance to recant or drink, he drank. Human superstition is boundless. We are not enlightened beings. Advertisements

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Barefoot Gophernating

Barefoot gophernating is one of those senseless acts of beauty. First of all, it requires an illegal fuel-air bomb assembly a la Caddyshack. Actually, it is not illegal as a welding rig. Mine uses a standard torch handle and propane … Continue reading

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Star Trek and the Internet

This may seem a large span to bridge, but there was a unique concept of disassembly and reassembly In Star Trek that the internet converged to, if it didn’t copy it out right… “Beam me up” presumed not only that … Continue reading

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Paradise to Ice: Carbon Starved Planet Chapter 2

Chapter one can be found here. 2. Where Carbon Comes From   Water and element number six in the form of Carbon Dioxide are the two largest gaseous products of volcanic activity. Having floated around the universe for a while, … Continue reading

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Paradise to Ice

There are Edens on earth today. They are not found toward the North and South Poles today, but for most of earth history they were.  What causes the planet to transition from paradise to ice? This is a matter of considerable … Continue reading

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Infinity and Things to Do.

Infinity is meaningless. Everything is nothing. When you rise every morning, the possibilities are infinite. The difference between everything and nothing is you.

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The Terribly Tenacious Trough

  Humans are prone to emotional conclusions like “the weather has gone crazy”. Last year at this time, even with the normal rainfall in the north half of the state, many asserted that California was in “new normal” permanent drought. … Continue reading

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