Friday, September 29, 2006

EXTREMELY sinister object in German field

Click on this google maps link and see if you can guess what the small dark line in the centre of your screen is. Then zoom in - but you may want to have a glass of whisky to hand.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Hotting up

This article is a blow to the global-warming skeptics. It amazes me the number, particularly in the US, of normally sane (and admittedly less-sane) folks who are so blinkered on this situation. Partisanship surely plays a significant role in this situation though. The US is so polarised on this issue - and democrat poster boy, past-presidential (and potentially future-presidential) candidate Al Gore writing a book and making a film about the impending dangers will convince some, but for many republican supporters it will put sensible science into the same category as the rantings of Michael Moore. However, research such as this only adds to the overwhelming evidence that solar variation theory falls a long way short of accounting for the global temperature rises seen over the past decades.

Maybe the US government could recruit South African health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang (aka "Dr Beetroot") to peddle their dodgy science. Come to think about it, ex Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf must be looking for a job...