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Friday, July 18, 2008

On the Radio

posted by on July 18 at 8:00 AM

I’ll be on KUOW’s Weekday this morning, starting at 10 a.m., to talk about the news of the week with other local journalist types.

Topics may very well include: That controversial New Yorker cover, inappropriate touching at the Department of Natural Resources, attacks on the presidential candidates’ wives, Seattle’s toilet auction, and whatever else you call in to demand we discuss.

That’s 94.9 FM if you want to listen in. Oh, and if you want to get inside my head early, the comments, as always, are open.

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the MJ bust in the U dist - it was medical and Satterberg says no prosecution

what is wrong with the SPD


Moonbeam Conlin and just how much more silly stuff does he have to throw at the city? Leadership - oh where has it gone.

Posted by John | July 18, 2008 8:31 AM

The New Yorker cover was the simplest IQ test of the U.S. media and populace. It flunked.

It also seems to be a Rorscach test. The results of THAT are fascinating. And telling.

Yes, discuss.

Posted by Andy Niable | July 18, 2008 8:38 AM

Please discuss why a NY cover is bad and Slog posting a joke about Hillary not having a penis is okay.

Please discuss why Obama paying back Gregoire with ufndraising help is shrewd and savvy, while Cantwell and Murray paying Clinton back for Clinton's prior fundraising help is shocking and disgusting.

Please discuss ST getting on the ballot.

Please discuss the Gore challenge on energy and whether or not either candidate is really stepping up to the plate in terms of meeting our combined energy/economic/national security crisis of long term decline and fall.

Posted by PC | July 18, 2008 9:57 AM

Pls discuss column in NYT today that says yes Israel will soon strike at Iranian nuclear facilities. Israel says Iran having nukes is mortal threat to Israel. Is use of force justified in this case? IS use of force illegal aggression in this case?

Posted by PC | July 18, 2008 10:00 AM
  1. State Patrol conducting unconstitutional dragnet operation by scanning license plates at ferry terminals
  2. Seattle Times' avoidance of reporting Sutherland sexual harassment
  3. SPD confiscation of medical records and ransacking of office under dubious circumstances
Posted by Phil M | July 18, 2008 10:02 AM
Moonbeam Conlin

@1 wins!

Posted by People's Republic of the North End | July 18, 2008 10:15 AM

Anyone else read today about all the world's leading physicists had to say about Global Warming today?

Bet the MSM won't carry their story, as it doesn't fit their agenda:

Myth of Consensus Explodes: APS Opens Global Warming Debate

'Considerable presence" of skeptics

The American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming. The APS is also sponsoring public debate on the validity of global warming science. The leadership of the society had previously called the evidence for global warming "incontrovertible."

In a posting to the APS forum, editor Jeffrey Marque explains,"There is a considerable presence within the scientific community of people who do not agree with the IPCC conclusion that anthropogenic CO2 emissions are very probably likely to be primarily responsible for global warming that has occurred since the Industrial Revolution."

The APS is opening its debate with the publication of a paper by Lord Monckton of Brenchley, which concludes that climate sensitivity -- the rate of temperature change a given amount of greenhouse gas will cause -- has been grossly overstated by IPCC modeling. A low sensitivity implies additional atmospheric CO2 will have little effect on global climate.

Larry Gould, Professor of Physics at the University of Hartford and Chairman of the New England Section of the APS, called Monckton's paper an "expose of the IPCC that details numerous exaggerations and "extensive errors"

In an email to DailyTech, Monckton says, "I was dismayed to discover that the IPCC's 2001 and 2007 reports did not devote chapters to the central 'climate sensitivity' question, and did not explain in proper, systematic detail the methods by which they evaluated it. When I began to investigate, it seemed that the IPCC was deliberately concealing and obscuring its method."

According to Monckton, there is substantial support for his results, "in the peer-reviewed literature, most articles on climate sensitivity conclude, as I have done, that climate sensitivity must be harmlessly low."

Monckton, who was the science advisor to Britain's Thatcher administration, says natural variability is the cause of most of the Earth's recent warming. "In the past 70 years the Sun was more active than at almost any other time in the past 11,400 years ... Mars, Jupiter, Neptune’s largest moon, and Pluto warmed at the same time as Earth."

Posted by Al Gore is a moron. Global Warming is a FARCE | July 18, 2008 11:33 AM

Hey, global warming denier @7. Your story is bullshit. One guy at 1 of 39 APS divisions put out a press release. The organization as a whole still agrees with the scientific consensus. You, like him, are a crank.

Posted by Cascadian | July 18, 2008 11:57 AM

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