At a friend’s request, I went up to northern Ontario this weekend to look at a gold prospect, which I might chat about some time. I got to trudge through bush for a few hours – exhausting work for city folk, drove a quad around empty logging roads (at a grandfatherly pace) – my sons would be envious.
It wasn’t all that far north, but it was sure cold. We had to wear winter jackets though it was the first week of June. When you see the lurid red dots in IPCC reports showing intense warming in the far north, don’t get the idea that Siberia (or northern Canada) have become warm enough host an IPCC meeting. They haven’t. The IPCC prefers to meet in warm venues.
When I arrived in Sudbury Airport on Friday night, I logged onto the airport internet terminal (conveniently free) and tried to access Climate Audit. Access was blocked. I was -
Banned in Sudbury.
To verify that Climate Audit was specifically blocked, as opposed to blogs, I visited realclimate, which loaded without event. While I had RC online, an instructor at the local university (Laurentian) happened to walk by and congratulated me for reading such a fine website, saying he didn’t often see people in Sudbury doing so. He did not seem to regard this as evidence of either common sense or connoisseurship.
The block was via the software Softforyou, advertised as parental guidance software.