A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for November, 2007

Another Week of GW News, November 25, 2007

Sipping from the internet firehose… This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H.E.Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup

How crass do you have to be?

Army bribes soldier with signing bonus to risk life and limb. Soldier cripled for life and can’t fight any more. Army wants its signing bonus back because soldier has not completed tour of duty. I mean what the hell planet do these people come from? From DemocracyNow! headlines today:

Efficient hydrogen production?

Hydrogen powered cars have such an immediate and naive appeal. I mean just imagine nothing but water vapour coming out of your exhaust pipe! What could possibly be wrong with that? Well as with most deus ex machina solutions to our oil dependence, this one has some rather glaring and inconvenient difficulties, in a very…

Sipping from the internet firehose… This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H.E.Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup

Something light for a Friday Afternoon

Okay, so I’ve used this before on the old site, it is just too hilarious not to call to attention at least one more time! Steven Colbert’s Tek Jansen shows us the (f?)utility of time travel to alter the past.

Sipping from the internet firehose… This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H.E.Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup (N.B. Sorry it is late, this is my fault, not Harvey’s…)

“Optimism is a moral imperative”

“Optimism is a moral imperative. That said, it needs to be reality-based optimism. Sometimes the things we want to work aren’t the things that are going to work.” says Michael Tobis on Gristmill. It is a good essay on dealing with what he calls the “train wreck of development, energy, food, environment, and warfare, all…

Hilary Clinton in Tipless Waitress Scandal!!

Last Friday, I noticed a breaking story, potentially a huge media scandal, involving Democratic front-runner Hilary Clinton. What was it? Voter supression? Campaign finance fraud? Some ancient skeleton rattling free from her closet? Not so much…. A waitress in an Iowa diner mentioned that she had not received any tip from when the Clinton campaign…

PIPA on People on Climate Costs

According to a recent poll from PIPA (Program on International Policy Attitudes), commissioned by the BBC, people world wide are ready and willing to pay more for energy supplies in order to combat climate change.

Reading a post on Deep-Sea News, and considering some of the recent worries about it I’ve read and considered on my own it occurs to me that, like flouride in drinking water, ocean fertilization is promising to be a great excuse to dump all kinds of crap in the ocean. Got some industrial waste? If…