Matt Ridley’s new article in the WSJ – a dose of pragmatism about revelations from the new IPCC report

IPCC have become Lukewarmers

Watts Up With That?

Art for WSJ by David Klein

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Climate Forecast: Muting the Alarm

Even while it exaggerates the amount of warming, the IPCC is becoming more cautious about its effects.

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will shortly publish the second part of its latest report, on the likely impact of climate change. Government representatives are meeting with scientists in Japan to sex up—sorry, rewrite—a summary of the scientists’ accounts of storms, droughts and diseases to come.

But the actual report, known as AR5-WGII, is less frightening than its predecessor seven years ago.

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The climate change movement as guilt trip

Hitting the nail on the head ….White Guilt

Watts Up With That?

An interesting essay written by “Zombie” of Zombietime fame has a climate change component worth noting. I don’t agree with all of it, but it does explain some behavior we have seen in the past decade.

“Zombie” writes:

I recently wrote an essay called “Progressive Racism: The Hidden Motive Driving Modern Politics”, and in the essay I had a section about “climate change” with a thesis you might find intriguing.

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Mutual Quit

It’s great that EA have added the Mutual Quit function but now we have another problem – the lowlife scumbag who refuses to mutual quit even when the lag is terrible.


Another type of cheat is the dark ball user – You can’t even see the ball when it is at the shadow end of the ground. When faced with this I change my tactics to full on hard tackle assault. I defeated a dark ball user 5-2 yesterday without even knowing where the ball was half the time by simple crushing it forward.

I have totally mastered playing against RealMadrid – I mean who wouldn’t when you face them every second game. Most losers think they can just whip the ball in from Ronaldo to Benzema and head a goal in every time. My custom 5-4-1 formation places 3 CB’s in the box whilst the RWB/LWB hassle the crosser. the 4 Midfielders play in a diamond CAM/LR/CDM/RM and I don’t even play a striker – I drop him back to CF. This formation basically puts one on one all over the ground for me except up front where my lone striker relies on break aways and being an aerial threat at corners.


I love playing against Juventus when they are in default formation – they have such massive gaps on the attacking wings it’s perfect for pass into space style gameplay.

Most FIFA 14 World Cup veterans will know that each team has a set of standard players rather than the actual values of those players (as they would appear in say Ultimate Team), so when choosing a team you should look for the following –

Work Rates

Weak Foot


The rarest specialities are Aerial Threat and Engine, if you can find a team with two engines and two aerial threats you’re laughing (let me know if you do).