Planet Gore

For the Technically Minded

Much has been made of “temperature proxies,” which purport to show that temperatures have never before reached the heights they have today during recent centuries. However, those proxies (tree rings, ice core samples) do not reflect the high temperatures of today either. This is known as the “divergence problem.” There is a fascinating, but highly technical, discussion of attempts to explain away the divergence problem, and why they fail, at Climate Audit.

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Rosenstein Defends the Mueller Probe

Well, did you think Rod Rosenstein was going to say, “You got me. The Mueller probe was inappropriate and politicized?” No, you didn’t. And the deputy attorney general did not disappoint. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Rosenstein defended the investigation as “appropriate ... Read More

The Witches of Bushwick

In Brooklyn, there is an occult bookshop called Catland Books. “Catland” is, one imagines, an apt description of the homes of the women who congregate there. The operators of the establishment have announced that they are planning to hold a special hex session this weekend to make Supreme Court justice ... Read More