Saturday, September 28, 2013

Judith Curry message to IPCC

Judith Curry message to IPCC:
Once you sort out the uncertainty in climate sensitivity estimates and fix your climate models, let us know. Then please do the hard work of understanding regional vulnerability to climate variability and change before you tell us what constitutes ’dangerous’ climate change. And let us know if you come up with any solutions to this ‘problem’ that aren’t worse than the potential problem itself.
- Can Science Fix Climate Change?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Seven Seasons in Aurukun by Paula Shaw

At age 26, Paula Shaw taught for two years at Aurukun (in 2003-04)

I'm buying her book. Listen to this great interview for insights into the reality of remote indigenous Australia - the good, the bad and the ugly

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

You never are too old to chase your dreams

Her face sunburned and lips swollen, with barely enough energy to speak, Diana Nyad (64 yo) waded ashore at Key West after a 53-hour swim and delivered a simple message to onlookers: "We should never, ever give up .... You never are too old to chase your dreams."

Monday, September 02, 2013

red line cartoons

AFTER a 45-minute walk on Saturday (AEST), Barack Obama made a fateful decision that none of his top national security advisers saw coming: to seek congressional authorisation before taking military action in Syria
- Wall Street Journal, September 2