Site Update: This Test Server is Live

Just a quick post saying that the test server is live and not just an artifact.

It should work similarly to the normal site, but please try to take it easy and don’t refresh the site every ten seconds!

Right now, the live site is fine, but should it go down, I’ll increase the CPU and memory dedicated to this test server and it will get faster and more responsive.

This test server is only a temporary bridge should the main site go down, prepped with an abundance of caution – I don’t think the main site will go down.

Good luck – our thoughts and prayers to all of you affected by this natural disaster.

How I Learned To Love Climate Modeling

I’m annoyed by the New York Times hire of Bret Stephens, more annoyed by the defense that Times editors are mounting on Twitter. I’m annoyed that this has to be said again, but here we are, as Times editors tell us that any criticism is merely trying to silence a conservative voice. My objections have nothing to do with Stephens’s political views, except that it is clear that those views drive his views of climate change.

I was once a climate skeptic, with a great deal more basis than Stephens’s sense that life is uncertain and therefore we should eat dessert first. My skepticism arose BECAUSE I knew something about the climate models. Read more