Monthly Archives: August 2014

Oil Simulation, Climate Modeling and the Scientific Method

Subtitle: Garbage In, Consensus Out, Part II Part I concerned a WSJ essay by Robert J. Caprara, “Confessions of a Computer Modeler”. In Part II I will share what I know about computer modeling in oil and gas applications, and raise questions about … Continue reading

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I miss Breaking Bad.

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Numerically-challenged press release from Dept of Interior #rsrh

The headline is right, but the first paragraph is wrong: “$109,951,644 million” would be an amount 6 times the national debt, or approximately what the projected debt will be at the end of the Obama Administration. Further proof that those … Continue reading

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A new twist on an old grade school science project

This why we don’t have to worry about Peak Oil: at some point, price and necessity drive innovation*. It has been that way since the days of Thomas Malthus. *Government cannot and will not mandate innovation. They may be helpful … Continue reading

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Top 10 reasons the new WordPress Beep Boop Boob editor is a stunning failure.

I associate myself with the gentleman’s remarks. Watts Up With That? (WUWT readers, please excuse this distraction while I holler at WUWT’s hosting provider, As Willis would say, “my blood is mightily angrified”.) I have generally been supportive of … Continue reading

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Garbage In, Consensus Out: Part I

In the July 8 Wall Street Journal, Robert J. Caprara describes the process of computer modeling, and the motivations of the modeler. He was a consultant charged with building a detailed computer model of the nation’s fresh water sources, including … Continue reading

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Bill Nye @TheScienceGuy and Al Gore, ‘not even wrong’ on CO2 ‘Climate 101’ experiment according to paper published in AIP Journal

Another instance of “fake but accurate”: a case study in confirmation bias. Bill Nye and AlGore foist a “proof” of Global Warming’s key mechanism on the rubes, but the underlying physics of the experimental setup is shown to be flawed. … Continue reading

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Ugly: MSNBC host wants ‘re-education’ for Republican ‘climate deniers’

I’ll be happy to compare my Earth Science education and C.V. with Ed Schultz. What a dillweed. Watts Up With That? Wow. just wow. No wonder MSNBC is tanking in ratings. Watch the video: View original post

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Mexico Opens Its Energy Sector to Outside Investment

Even Joe Biden would agree: this is a pretty big flipping deal. To recognize how big, you need to understand that Mexico commemorates the anniversary of the day it nationalized its oil fields and threw the Norte Americanos out as … Continue reading

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You can take the course that Vladimir Putin mastered

From this morning’s email comes an offer for an extremely valuable course: Leadership IQ Webinar: Managing Narcissists, Blamers, Drama Queens and more Do you ever have to deal with giant egos, or blamers, or people who find drama in every … Continue reading

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