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Getting to Grips with Antarctica

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Ship captains are advised to avoid spoiling their ship for the cost of halfpenny worth of tar. Similarly: Glaciologists should avoid spoiling their ice cores for the cost of an ice curve chronology. Advertisements

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Monte Rosa 2015

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When sub-millimetre measuring techniques are applied to ice cores it’s worth taking a closer look because this technology can be misused to produce a torrent of oven-ready turkeys.

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Getting to Grips with Greenland

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One of the murkier mysteries in the land of maths and models is why the ice in Iceland is 1,100 years old whilst in neighbouring Greenland the ice is said to be 1,000,000 years old.

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Monte Rosa 2009

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The Pareto Principle suggests 80% of an ice core represents 20% of the chronology. On the other hand: Willi Dansgaard claimed 80% of an ice core represents 10% of the chronology.

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Schrödinger’s Sunspots

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Natural philosophers pondering the lack of sunspots during the Maunder Minimum should remember that just because the sunspots weren’t seen [from the surface of the Earth] it doesn’t mean the sunspots weren’t there.

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Monte Rosa Modelling

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The Colle Gnifetti glacier has become a winter wonderland for Earth Scientists in recent years. Determining whether the avalanche of information produced by these Earth Scientists contains solid science or frozen turkeys is an illuminating exercise.

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P for Pederasty

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When reviewing ancient artefacts it’s useful to remember the ancient pederastic iconography associated with bearded and clean shaven men.

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Catherine Austin Fitts – Maximum Uncertainty

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If you are curious to know what happens when you mix economics and politics with catastrophism then you might be interested to hear what Catherine Austin Fitts has to say.

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Iceland’s Ice

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It’s not hard to guess that Iceland is icy. The clue, after all, is in the name. But guessing the age of Iceland’s ice is more challenging.

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Plague of Justinian

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One of life’s truisms is: You can’t have your cake and eat it.

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Gunnar Heinsohn – The Antonine Migration

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The crisis of the 160s to 190s CE — probably global in scope – with plague, Antonine Fires and the burning of the Roman State Archives, led to movements and invasions, which in our textbooks are referred to as the … Continue reading

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Gunnar Heinsohn – Marcianus and Mauricius

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If one sees – like me – the Gothic Wars of the mid 200s CE, the late 300s CE as well as the 450s-640s CE as a multiple repetition of a conflict lasting about 20 years, there is of course … Continue reading

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Gothic Wars of The Roman Empire – No Sale

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When revisionist historians slice and dice the Roman Empire narrative they soon discover the remnants of the Gothic Wars are a troublesome waste disposal problem.

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G for Gothicus

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In theory: Inscribed “Gothicus” Victory Titles should be fairly rare before 337 AD.

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Macedonian Madness

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A leisurely rummage through the history of Roman Victory Titles reveals some very unexpected curiosities when serendipity intervenes.

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Gunnar Heinsohn – Gothic Wars

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For almost 200 years of Late Antiquity, our textbooks show Roman wars against Goths and Huns and/or Avars from Pannonia, with the names of important personalities repeating themselves between the 450s and the 640s CE and a plague epidemic ravaging … Continue reading

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Calendars and the Level of the Nile

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Isaac Newton claimed in 1676 that he had “seen further” by “standing on the shoulders of giants”. Since then academia has institutionalised this Newtonian approach to knowledge building. Unfortunately, this Newtonian technique is fatally flawed because “giants” only exist in … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson on Climate Change

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A Cambridge Union questioner asks Jordan Peterson whether humanity might finally discover its “global map of meaning” by uniting to combat Climate Change.

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The Retreat of the Gangotri Glacier

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If you’ve come to recognise that the future projections of modern climate science are alarmist pseudo-science then it should come as no surprise that the historical hindcasts conjured up by climate science are also pitiful pseudo-science.

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Monte Rosa and the Comets

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Modelling the real world is a very real challenge. Relying upon any real world model is inherently risky because mathematical models can be more magical than meaningful. This is especially true in the Earth Sciences.

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