Monthly Archives: June 2011

Paul Revere was an alarmist

“The weight of evidence suggests that it is ‘very likely’ (probability greater than 90%) that the British are coming.  I am not advocating any specific mitigation or adaptation response.”  —Paul Revere, if he had been a climate scientist. “We should refrain … Continue reading

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Fewer roads, fewer fires

Originally published in the Albuquerque Tribune,  August 7, 2002. Today’s author says not building new forest roads, and limiting access on existing ones, could help prevent catastrophic forest fires – by keeping careless fire starters out of the woods. “This … Continue reading

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Wallow fire: anthropogenic?

The press is reporting that the Wallow fire has an anthropogenic cause.  The theory is that it was started by somebody who left their campfire unattended.  If people start believing this theory, then the government will start restricting our activities … Continue reading

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Footnote to haters

I just returned from a month-long vacation, which included a four-day conference in Bucharest, Romania that I attended using personal leave.  I had vacation I wanted to use up, having taken very little non-work-related time off for the past several … Continue reading

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