Tag Archives: climate change

Anti-natalism and the Dark Triad

Anti-natalism, the socially aversive moral judgment that it’s wrong to have children, is correlated with the Dark Triad (machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy) personality traits. I am surprised by this as I actually believed the concern was real, if misguided. The … Continue reading

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GMO crops against climate change

I recently had a discussion flare up after 5 years on this blog, with a commenter rehashing his ideas about GMO, Monsanto and nuclear power. It quickly degenerated with baseless claims being tossed around and having spent too much time … Continue reading

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The past is truly a foreign country

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. — L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between This newspaper clipping was making the rounds again: I’ve mentioned this before but back then I made a mistake: I read it as a … Continue reading

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Ways to talk about extreme weather

Climate change is real and I am convinced humans are at least partly the cause of that. However, the story does not necessarily extend to extreme weather. For example, the number of tropical storms and landfalling hurricanes have been on … Continue reading

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Global warming and stronger storms

This one was supposed to be easy – the Earth is warming up, this feeds more energy into the weather system and therefore we will get stronger storms. Anyone spot my mistake yet? It took me quite some time and … Continue reading

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Sea-level rise

Let’s get back to climate change for a short while: There now seems to be a model to actually explain sea-level rise from 1900 till today. The good news is that the current prediction models from 1950 onwards appear to … Continue reading

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Troublemakers

There is an interesting phenomenon that you can spot in discourses; when someone really absolutely hates someone else, they may be willing to sacrifice every ounce of credibility to publicly disagree with that person. Recently, a mathematician, James Lindsay, who … Continue reading

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