Whoosh — not missing just busy

I’m all too aware of the sluggish rate of new posts recently. That’s because of other fascinating and urgent work that I hope you’ll all hear about before too long.

Douglas Adams famously said,  “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”

Perhaps I take them too seriously, but it’s a fault that’s done no harm in my work.

Can I suggest to my very welcome visitors that they might like to browse  through the 90-plus existing posts, under Categories?

26 Responses to Whoosh — not missing just busy

  1. Pascvaks says:

    I’m sure it will be worth the wait. Take care.

  2. Sanders says:

    Many thanks for your blog.

    In my case I’m waiting patiently, I’m sure the waiting is worth it.

  3. Arijigoku says:

    It’s quality that counts. You take as long as you need.

  4. Pointman says:

    I echo the above sentiments Nigel.


  5. CriticalThinker says:

    As is often said in engineering:-
    You can have it cheap, you can have it quick, you can have it good – just don’t expect to get all three!

    Quality is always worth the wait.

  6. Max_b says:

    I hope it’s summat to do with Svensmark’s hypothesis…

    • calderup says:

      Thanks, Max. Yes it is.


      • Max_b says:

        My appetite has been well and truely whetted…

      • Interesting post today (25 Nov) at WattsUpWithThat, under the heading “Something to be thankful for.” Indeed, it deals with the Svensmark hypothesis.

        No doubt Messrs. Svensmark and Calder will have further material, but this is a nice bit.

      • Peter says:

        Hello Nigel

        I feel like I’m waiting for a baby.

        I check your website all the time. I’ve even emailed CERN. The CERN press office passed on a quote from Jasper Kirkby:

        “We have a draft manuscript of the first CLOUD results under consideration for journal publication but we do not yet have a firm date for publication I’m afraid.

        Best regards, Jasper”

        Do you have any good news?


      • calderup says:

        All I can say, Peter, is that the baby I have in mind won’t come from CERN. The news will be good but not any day soon, I’m afraid. My main deadline was met on 30 Dec and now another has appeared. Everything is in the scientific pipeline.


      • Peter says:

        Thanks for your reply. I will continue to hope that science prevails and look forward to some good news, hopefully in 2011, but I suspect it may take longer though.

        Keep up the good work.

  7. T G Watkins says:

    Exciting. I’ll check in everyday!

  8. Pointman says:

    I may just be me but there seems to be a reporting blackout on the upcoming Cancun climate conference. The only site I can find addressing this void seems to be


    which is running a Cancun week of blogs.


    ps. Nigel, whatever you’re working this long better be a blinder mate.

  9. Henk Kraa says:


    Can we help you, in one or other way?

    • calderup says:

      A kind offer, Henk, but I can only ask for patience. The work that’s distracted me is coming to a climax.

      • Hello Nigel

        I must have watched The Great Global Warming Swindle a hundred times. I read that some of the data and graphs were manipulated to fit the films conclusion. I remember watching a short film on Durkin in which he seems to state that this is correct??
        Are you happy with the film and do you consider that the data was distorted.

        Phillipp Dunn

      • calderup says:

        There was an accidental error in a graoh that was corrected before the second showing. For my summing up of “Swindle” see this post,
        under Gagging the opposiiton.

  10. Pointman says:

    Today’s installment of the Cancun Week special is available at


    It’s an assessment of the political approach by China to Cancun .


  11. Speaking of coming meetings, here’s a copy of a note on WUWT, relevant to the cosmic ray article I mentioned above:

    P Gosselin says:
    November 25, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Speaking at the 3rd International Climate Conference in Berlin, Dec. 3-4, 2010:
    Prof. Dr. Henrik Svensmark, Denmark, Atmospheric Sciences
    Prof. Dr. Nir Shaviv, Israel, Astrophysicist
    Prof. Dr. Jan Veizer, Canada, Paleo-geologist

    Sorry I’m not attending. Perhaps Nigel will update us on the presentation.

  12. Max_b says:

    Sunny days for CLOUD experiment – December 15, 2010

    cloud.jpg An experiment designed to investigate the link between solar activity and the climate has its first results in the bag. At the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco today, Joachim Curtius presented data from the first runs of the CLOUD (‘cosmics leaving outdoor droplets’) experiment at CERN – the European particle physics lab outside of Geneva…

    More here…


  13. Peter says:

    Here’s something that I found this a.m.:


    I’ve always had a great respect for Hoyle, especially following that short but very packed read, “Energy or Extinction? The case for Nuclear Energy”, which armed me for fighting with sad creatures at university who wanted avoid nuclear power, and have thus given us the current parlous state of the energy industry.

    (I never lost a nuclear vs green debate, leading one woman to admit that she didn’t care about the facts, she just wanted to stop nuclear power.)

  14. Richard111 says:

    Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year Nigel.

  15. Dr O Meth-Cohn says:

    I’m sure that Nigel did not miss the interesting article in Sunday Times [2/01/11] where a Swiss firm, Neteo Systems International, created rain in Quatar repeatedly by spraying electrons into the desert air – in parallel with the ideas of Svenmark & Calder in ‘The Chilling Stars’.
    This does seem to strongly support the theory outlined in the book.

  16. Don B says:

    I suppose you have already seen this – a report that a shortage of cosmic rays causes global warming. Imagine that. 🙂


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