Climategate: The future in the past

  In a Dec. 1970 article titled: “Polar Ice and the  Global Climate Machine” in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, page 40, author: Joseph O. Fletcher, the concern was that there was no model for the vast thermodynamic engine that was the atmosphere and oceans.  That there appeared to be a potential influence by…

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ClimateGate: Setting up the experiment to measure “heat”, thinking about thermodynamics

There are a few laws in the universe and thermodynamics has a lock on some of the more depressing statements.  As I think of them: First Law of Thermodynamics: You can win Second Law of Thermodynamics: The first law is wrong, and not only can’t you win, everything in the universe will die because of…

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Trident Workbench and SQL Express

I hope you have successfully downloaded and installed Trident Workbench, with the Word Add-in, which is a cool way to document your research.  You will also need to have SQL Express installed on your system, with SP1 installed.  Keep in mind, as a non-commercial researcher, you should have access to the full versions of SQL,…

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Climategate, Global Warming, Provenance: Why

Well the Global Warming discussion seems to be ignoring the lack of provenance for the investigation into the causes.  Emails do not make a scientific investigation, it might make an engineering investigations, or a production investigation.  Presenting the data for many eyes to view, utilization of true peer review of the science, and maintaining the…

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ClimateGate, Global Warming and Provenance: Trident Workbench

Ok, blowhards like Rush Limbaugh keep stating that the actual science around Global Warming does not fit the “templates”.  I guess that Rush means media templates, because I doubt that the Limbaugh the Great understands the first thing about research templates or workflows.  Then again, most of the people who believe in Global Warming likely…

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Climategate, global warming and provenance

Ok, taking a chance here: I reviewed the emails and don’t really get the whole “global warming” as a scam.  Clearly the globe is warming after the mini-ice age between 1500 and 1825 or so.  During the period since the mini-ice age, the human population has grown, built beautiful cities, roadways and generally turned the…

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