September 3, 2014

Climate change sceptic admits global warming a fact

Richard Muller looking serious as all good scientists should. His daughter Elizabeth is working hard on the serious look too. A chip off the old block.

A prominent physicist and global warming sceptic spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, he determined they were right, that temperatures really are rising rapidly. The study of the world's surface temperatures by Richard Muller was partially … [Read more...]

3D Earth gravity map may help predict earthquakes

3D Earth gravity model. It looks a bit like Earth has been left in the fruit bowl a bit too long.

The European Gravity and Ocean Circulation Explorer spacecraft has mapped the Earth's gravity and produced a 3D model that may help scientists predict earthquakes. The five-metre GOCE spacecraft has been orbiting Earth at an altitude of 250km since its launch two years ago. It has been mapping … [Read more...]

Abbott shows “regret” over Gillard abuse posters

The product of a protester with time on their hands.

Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has expressed regret for speaking at an anti-carbon tax rally in Canberra that featured abusive language and placards about Prime Minister Julia Gillard. After his tacit endorsement of the protesters message, upon reflection Abbott said "I think a few people … [Read more...]

Mount Merapi cuts Obama Indonesia trip short

Hey Michelle, this is Indonesia, a Muslim country. What are the chances that this is an al Qaeda honor guard? Just kidding you can smile now. It's ok this is my old Hood.

US President Barack Obama is cutting short his visit to Indonesia because of fears that volcanic ash from Mount Merapi might disrupt air travel. Specifically Air Force One air travel. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs earlier told reporters that officials were closely monitoring the ash cloud. … [Read more...]