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Nepal       17 may 17
So far I've ridden my bike from Kathmandu to Pokhara, done the four-day Poon Hill trek, to see Annapurna at sunrise, thence to Lumbini, birthplace of Buddha, ridden to Dhunche from Kathmandu (up 600m, down 1100m, up 700m, up 700m) and done... read more

You can't make it up XCVII - the March for Science - the corruption of science by the left wing       23 apr 17

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/22/global-march-for-science-protests-call-for-action-on-climate-change



You can't make it up XCVI - a scientific measure of sea level rise: "worrisome"       14 apr 17

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/apr/14/new-study-shows-worrisome-signs-for-greenland-ice



You can't make it up XCV - the Guardian insults the intelligence of the global warming movement       31 mar 17
Climate change: global reshuffle of wildlife will have huge impacts on humanity - the Guardian online, 30 March 2017 "Rising temperatures on land and sea are increasingly forcing species to migrate to cooler climes, pushing dise... read more

You can't make it up XCIV - global warming helped cause Brexit       25 mar 17

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/brexit-climate-change-al-gore-says-global-warming-syria-war-helped-leave-vote-a7645866.html



You can't make it up XCIII - ocean warming is accelerating - advanced computer models       14 mar 17
First, we corrected past data for known biases in measurements. Second, we related the temperature measurements to results calculated from advanced climate computer models. Third, we applied temperature knowledge to larger areas so that a... read more

You can't make it up XCII - global warming explains heat, cold, drought, floods...       19 feb 17
Following the election of sceptic Donald Trump, the media aren't even trying any more. Look at these headlines: Perth shivers through its coldest February day - Feb 18, 2017 I won't insult your intel... read more

You can't make it up XCI - climatologist compares scepticism to Soviet pseudo-science       06 feb 17

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/feb/06/australias-chief-scientist-compares-trump-to-stalin-over-climate-censorship



You can't make it up XC - the global warming shell game in a nutshell       20 dec 16
"Among Trump Actually, 97 percent of climate scientists agree global warming is occurring thanks to human activity, according to NASA." Climate Science Monitor Read that statement carefully. Global warming is indeed occurring... read more

Phoenix Life Assurance company nightmare       08 dec 16
I've just succeeded in getting hold of One time, they said they hadn't received one of my letters, and said to send it again. They still said they hadn't received it. So I faxed it. When I got back from the fax office, there was a... read more

Remember when MySql for Rails on Mac was easier than PostgreSQL?       02 dec 16
You can't make it up LXXXIX - U.S. Puts Climate Denier in office, Climate Change Action In Limbo       13 nov 16
Three strikes       10 nov 16
Nationalism isn't the main cause of war today       16 oct 16
You can't make it up LXXXVIII - climate change affects people differently based on ‘gender identity’       04 oct 16
You can't make it up LXXXVII - another comment not deleted in the Guardian       04 oct 16
Another funny example of an online ad involving Muslims       01 sep 16
The Guardian shows its true colours       03 jul 16
My favourite picture from Britain's EU referendum       24 jun 16
A comment NOT deleted in the Guardian       25 may 16
A mistaken advert on Youtube       09 may 16
Climbing at Ton Sai       22 apr 16
Me on Huayna Potosi in Bolivia and some locals       22 apr 16
The refutation of morality       19 apr 16
You can't make it up LXXXVI - DOJ has discussed prosecuting "climate change deniers"       13 mar 16
You can't make it up LXXXV - magazine publishes hoax "feminist glaciology" paper       06 mar 16
You can't make it up LXXXIV - climatologists clarify catastrophe deferment       01 mar 16
Elvis Costello's Puns       20 feb 16
Brexit       20 feb 16
The best article about conspiracy pseudo-theories I've ever read       16 feb 16
You can't make it up LXXXIII - Counterpunch gives in to groupthink       04 feb 16
How to install the Phoenix framework       29 jan 16
No wonder the Middle East is such a mess       07 jan 16
You can't make it up LXXXII - extreme weather events and WMDs       28 dec 15
Climbing at Crazy Horse Buttress near Chiang Mai       19 dec 15
Hanoi-Chiang Mai - 3000 kilometres without a flat tyre       13 dec 15
The Guardian's worst act of censorship yet       08 dec 15
A month without the internet       02 dec 15
Lies about Vietnam       02 dec 15
The Vinh Moc tunnels and a US Navy recruiting slogan       05 nov 15
Phong Nha       30 oct 15
Thanh Hoa to Ky Lien via Vinh and Ha Tinh       26 oct 15
Quan Hoa to Thanh Hoa       23 oct 15
Mai Chau to Quan Hoa       21 oct 15
A holocaust survivor and some cute kids in Son La       18 oct 15
Potential rock-climbing near Tuan Giao       16 oct 15
You can't make it up LXXXI - theregister.co.uk's Freeman Dyson scoop       14 oct 15
Dien Bien Phu       13 oct 15
Stuck inside of Lai Chau with the Dien Bien Phu Blues again       09 oct 15
A ride halfway to Sa Pa       03 oct 15
Country roads between Yen Bai and Lao Cai       02 oct 15
Yen Bai and a typical taxi driver       01 oct 15
One of those days when everything goes wrong...       30 sep 15
Vinh Phuc       29 sep 15
The road from Ha Long to Viet Tri       29 sep 15
Climbing with Asia Outdoors       26 sep 15
Re-reading the history of post-WWII Vietnam       21 sep 15
You can't make it up LXXX - the latest attempt by the global warming movement to jail dissidents       19 sep 15
Deep water soloing       19 sep 15
Hanoi to Haiphong       14 sep 15

 

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