Scienceblogs is shutting down

Well, scienceblogs is shutting down at the end of the month. I don't want all the old posts and comments to disappear, so I'm going to move them all to

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Well, QEDCon is over, and this box of blinky lights is on its way back across the pond to its home in the US, having had an excellent time imbibing skepticism from its (mostly) British and European partners in skepticism. Before I left, I made a somewhat cryptic remark about "major changes" to this…
It seems that the cat is out of the bag: scienceblogs is shutting down. Well, nothing lasts forever; or as Bowie - who also didn't last forever - put it: breaking up is hard, but keeping dark is hateful. I regret the close, partly as a disruption to my quiet routine but also as the end of someone'…
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As I learned a few hours ago, and as a few other Sb bloggers have already announced, will shut down at the end of this month. I'm going to move Aard and continue my blogging, but I haven't figured out where to move it yet. Suggestions from you, Dear Reader, are most welcome. It…

This is so sad to me. Please let me know if I can access this somewhere else.

By Marge Cullen (not verified) on 21 Oct 2017 #permalink


I enjoyed reading your blog back when it was active. I am glad you are taking measures to archive it for posterity. Do you ever plan on blogging regularly again?

That's very sad, Tim. Even though I rarely agreed with anyone here I did look forward to giving you all the latest, reliable sea levels in Moreton Bay at every Highest Astronomical Tide of the year.

By the way, the last winter, night time HAT was 250 mm LOWER than it was in 1946 [71 years ago] so you can all relax in the knowledge that the ~1c of warming we have been progressively enjoying over the last 3 centuries is certainly not up to normal climate variability and not only not creating any problems, but so far a benefit.

All the best, Tim.


By spangled drongo (not verified) on 24 Oct 2017 #permalink

It is indeed a shame Tim, but I am happy that you have moved onto pastures anew.

As for Drongo, of course people like him, complete ignoramuses, disagree with those who understand science. Sadly, blogs are filled with people like him who suffer from acute cases of ideological Dunning-Kruger syndrome.

To wet your appetite, I have a study accepted for publication in a very good journal that you will most certainly know about soon. Watch this space.

By Jeff Harvey (not verified) on 26 Oct 2017 #permalink

One last point: warming thus far has most certainly NOT had net benefits on ecosystems across the biosphere. Quite the opposite. Indeed, the empirical literature is filled with studies reporting harmful effects. SD is a brainless idiot.

By Jeff Harvey (not verified) on 26 Oct 2017 #permalink

Well, well, well!! A few pleasant words from someone who has never checked sea levels for himself but is so sure that his favourite religion is just as he would want it to be.

That doesn't bode well for any publication he may produce if he applies the same principle.

When you have gone to the trouble and checked it for yourself, jiffy, instead of blithering about the results of consensual Sci-Fi adjustments, get back to me.

Facts have been known to do wonders for science.

By spangled drongo (not verified) on 29 Oct 2017 #permalink

The official tide gauge for the Brisbane Bar shows SLR of 0.09 mm/y +/- 0.68 mm/y.

IOW the noise is seven and a half times greater than the signal.

Statistically nothing happening.

A bit like jiffy's Sci-Fi Cli-Sci.

By spangled drongo (not verified) on 29 Oct 2017 #permalink

We can only hope that ignoramuses without statistical understanding, like drongo, don't migrate to the new location

About time, Scienceblogs was a lesson in irrational activism, nothing to do with science.

Now that the climate alarm seems to be over, a nice summary piece in the Scotsman to end on,

Dr Keith P Dawson: Cultist dogma of the green lobby is exposed by benefit of more CO2…

"Climate change fears have been exaggerated by alarmists and activist researchers with vested interests and inaccurate models. Lead UCL scientist Richard Millar, highly voluble at the Paris climate conference, now admits he was wrong, and so do a growing body of other scientists."

"Models upon which expensive policies are being based are “running hot” – the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change now acknowledges this. This means 800,000 Scots in fuel poverty, who have to choose between eating or heating are paying too much in unfair “green” taxes."

"A key factor is the proven increase in crop yields caused by increased atmospheric CO2. This is worth more than $100bn per annum in extra grain and reduced prices alone. After initial rebuttal from alarmists, this good news too has been accepted reluctantly. "


Thankyou for Deltoid and thanks for choosing to preserve the old threads, which are a great read.