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Wibble: The trouble with plastic waste

Originally posted on daryanenergyblog: Figure 1: The great Pacific Garbage patch [Phys.org, 2018] With large garbage patches of plastic growing in the oceans, the ecological impact of our oil addiction is now a major crisis. And it’s also starting to…

2018-07-22 14:10   Click to comment

Wibble: How to ensure that your blog lives forever

I made a mistake a few weeks ago. I need to back up a bit and explain something. I hate advertising. I think it’s the devil’s own backyard. Don’t get me wrong: There’s nothing wrong with hawking one’s wares; if …

2018-07-18 15:30   Click to comment

Wibble: Human Population Through Time

It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion — and only 200 years to reach 7 billion.

2018-07-11 15:30   Click to comment

Wibble: Unwinding the Human Predicament

From here, reproduced with permission from the author Jack Alpert of the Stanford Knowledge Integration Laboratory, with a hat tip to Damn the Matrix for pointing me in this direction: Note: this is an unfinished work, comments welcome alpert (at) …

2018-07-04 15:45   Click to comment

Wibble: Bacteria in Bottles – an example of Exponential Growth

Professor Albert Bartlett famously said: The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. A short while ago I published a wibblette that tried to explain the exponential function. Dr Bob Rich added a …

2018-06-27 13:45   Click to comment

Wibble: “If you Ignore the recent Warming, There’s Been No warming”: Deniers Go Full Arm-Wave on Hansen’s 1988 Predictions

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week: There’s been a flurry of climate denial activity coinciding with the 30 anniversary of James Hansen’s uncannily accurate testimony to congress on climate change, June 23, 1988.  If you have not…

2018-06-26 10:47   Click to comment

Wibble: Join the Amazon Boycott!

Pages Unbound asked the question recently ‘How can Barnes & Noble save themselves?‘ and offers a variety of solutions to the problem. Of course the issue isn’t one faced just by Barnes & Noble, it applies to all vendors of …

2018-06-20 15:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Bite size climate science: the persuaders

Climate science isn’t rocket science, but it is still complex, and complicated further by the misinformation spread by the Merchants of Doubt and their groupies, as well as those who have been persuaded by their underhand tactics over the years. …

2018-06-13 15:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Turbo-boost your site by optimising images

In a previous life, I used to design business websites. One of the things I made very sure of was that the ‘weight’ (size, in bytes) of each page was as low as possible, because heavier pages take longer to …

2018-06-06 15:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Please sign this petition!

Originally posted on Learning from Dogs: S. Korea is the only country in the world with large-scale, commercial dog meat farms. Frankly, I wasn’t planning to publish a post today. But then in came an email from John Zande, he…

2018-06-02 12:13   Click to comment

Wibble: Being in the moment: in search of wu wei

For this last day of my ‘three day quote challenge’ I offer you not one but two quotations: If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you …

2018-05-30 14:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Swimmers is now open!

A new community for bloggers, now that the daily post is shutting its doors! Hmmm… something’s gone awry here, the Novus Lectio post I reblogged has gone walkies… No matter, you don’t want to be here anyway; you want to …

2018-05-29 08:38   Click to comment

Wibble: Wibble (an explanation)

The thought process that ended with the decision to call my blog ‘Wibble’ is lost in the mists of time. But recreating that sequence of events isn’t all that hard…. I first encountered the word ‘wibble’ (some may maintain it’s …

2018-05-23 14:50   Click to comment

Wibble: A Large Crisis is Imminent

Welcome to day two of my ‘three day quote challenge’. ‘Day one’ is here. I need to thank rayoflight144 for presenting me with this challenge — I’ve just done so, with a pingback. Today’s nominations for three blogs to take …

2018-05-22 14:50   Click to comment

Wibble: A marble: floating in the middle of nothing

The Long Slow Goodbye Our world is dying. We are killing it. We pride ourselves on our adaptability, Yet we are locked in an anachronistic worldview: One that deludes us into believing That what once was will ever be. It’s …

2018-05-18 14:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Duplicity in the Duplex?

Bhavik Naik over at Bhavik’s Blurs introduced me to ‘Google Duplex‘ the other day, in a post entitled ‘Is Google taking it too far?‘ Here’s a four minute video demonstration of Google Duplex in action: Pretty impressive, no? As well …

2018-05-16 14:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Recognizing the Mother of Global Warming

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week: University of California at Santa Barbara: By all rights, Eunice Newton Foote should be a household name. More than a century and a half ago, Foote was part of one of…

2018-05-13 15:39   Click to comment

Wibble: Why do we have time zones: time for change?

A few years ago I wrote a blog post on the topic of the total muddle that’s caused by the lack of a commonly accepted standard date format. Today, I’m going to waffle on about something similar. Before standard time …

2018-05-09 14:50   Click to comment


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