According to Wikipedia, the game 52 Pickup requires at least one player who is familiar with the game and one player who wants to be initiated into the game. The first player, as “dealer”, throws the entire deck into the air so the cards land strewn on the floor. The other player must then pick them up. Other card games sometimes transpose into this game. For an example, a child falling behind in Go Fish or Crazy Eights, or bored by a never-ending game of War, may simply declare “52 Pickup!” and sweep all the cards off the table. So it is interesting how, on the Watts Up site, a list of 52 highly miscellaneous climate-related statements related to “the hiatus” are strewn about randomly, as if by a petulant child losing a game. Your correspondent dutifully picks them up, but only because a prominent scientist appears to have been misled by this trick, and is misleading others. [more]
It’s pretty funny. Also, while I think Holdren overreached vs Pielke a few months back, he handles himself very well here. [more]
Some good news for a change via Peter Sinclair via several reliable sources: Battery backup to rooftop solar is on the threshold of going commercial.
“I’ve tried over the years to to define a political position that no one can decipher.”
Qu’on me donne six lignes écrites de la main du plus honnête homme, j’y trouverai de quoi le faire pendre.
TransCanada made small Texas landholders feel like they were trespassing on their own property while destroying their house and damaging their health, according to a story in The Texas Observer [more]
McPherson takes on mt taking on McPherson at Radio Ecoshock. Fireworks ensue. [more]
The Breakthrough site has a critique of Naomi Klein by Will Boisvert that makes some compelling points, the egregious “Bishop Hill”‘s enthusiasm notwithstanding. [more]
There’s something to be said for making the pitch look like this. But really, the enemy is ourselves, isn’t it?
Whatever you may think of Naomi Klein, it’s interesting to watch how much her interviewer wishes she were interviewing somebody else. [more]
Robust GCM results analyzed by Lehmann et al offer a slew of interesting conclusions in a new analysis. There’s little comfort for the American Southwest in the picture. [more]
Anything goes. Proposed topic: What next? What comes after the New York City march in pulling together a global grass roots policy consensus? I mean, we need one, don’t we? [more]
Hiatus? What hiatus?
August 2014 was the warmest August on record. Three of the last 12 months have been the warmest for that calendar month, but one of them (November) was in 2013.
An international climate agreement appears to be effectively impossible in the near term. But, as Naomi Klein explains, most local legislation is illegal in the absence of an international agreement, according the the WTO. This is a problem. [more]