This is my personal web page. I hope to share some internet and
library research on diverse topics of interest. Most
of the articles shall be brief, serving mainly as collections of links to
additional sources. Many may eventually end up in my
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Why Anthropogenic Global Warming
Posted by Ed Leaver 10 October 2012. Last update 14 January 2013.
We know the earth is warming because we can measure it. We know mankind is causing the warming because we can
measure his fingerprint. National scientific organizations confirm the reality of anthropogenic global warming and
human-induced climate change. We excerpt the general policy statements issued by the American Geophysical Union
and the American Institute of Physics, and provide links to comprehensive resources. Our aim here is brevity:
we briefly discuss three specific climate change signatures that together provide irrefutable evidence of man’s
involvement in global warming, reference commentary on the 2009 Climate Research Unit emails controversy,
and cite the skeptically independent Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature study that subsequently confirmed
results of previous ”main-stream” studies of global warming. References are provided to primary and secondary
A Free Market in Political Speech
Posted by Ed Leaver 01 Aug 2012
Free-market considerations are, of course, frequently and willfully misapplied to argue political ends to
which they patently do not apply. We’ve seen it before. We will see it again. We would be remiss not to
include a brief rant illustrating the technique.
Adam Smith, William Jevons, and the Tragedy of
Posted by Ed Leaver 26 July 2012
When confronted with economic policy, many people invoke Adam Smith’s
”Invisible Hand” and rest themselves assured all will be well if but they look
after their own profit. Life is not so simple, and neither is classical economics. We
explore some popular misconceptions in this central essay we expect to frequently
revise and revisit.
Translating LaTeX Documents to Html/MathML
Posted by Ed Leaver on
In a previous incarnation, back in the early pre-dns daze of
the Internet, I dabbled in some moderately obscure mathematics
of my own, eventually publishing a few modestly-received
journal articles. These were prepared using the LaTeX document
preparation program, which I found rather convenient for the
purpose. I was hardly alone, and since then LaTeX has become
the common standard for publishing research articles and
textbooks involving mathematics.