A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for July, 2008

Forget the planet, save the humans!

Via the contest notification I posted about here, I just watched a very effective video they say was conceived, written and directed by a 10 year old boy. Watch it below, it is about a minute:

Climate Matters Video Contest

Via an unsolicited email, I have learned of a video contest I thought I would share with Science Blogs readers. The contest “gives Americans an opportunity to inspire our next president to take bold climate action.” I will quote the press release below, you can participate by producing a video or just by watching and…

Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy

Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy is a new film from scientist turned filmmaker Randy Olsen (“Rediagnosing the Oceans”, “Flock of Dodos”) and rather than being a film about global warming, it is a film about the making of a film about global warming. Sizzle is also a self described “novel blend of three genres –…

Peak Oil in the mainstream media

Even the most mainstream of the mainstream media are finally onto the topic of Peak Oil.

Sceptic Guide now on Science Blogs

Over the course of the last few years it has become quite clear to me that the attacks on the science of global warming in general are as often reiterated as they are clearly fallacious. Initially created in 2006 for my own use as a handy way to reference and reuse the relevant material to…

Late to the Party

Science Blogs had an event July 15 they called “Sizzle Tuesday” where a few dozen bloggers were given advanced screening copies of Randy Olson‘s new film “Sizzle“. Seems it went well, there are links to 46 reviews on the Sizzle Tuesday page. I was supposed to have been in on all that but July 15th…

Another Week of GW News, July 27, 2008

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

A new study from University of Southern California was just released, appearing in PNAS Early Edition the week of July 21, showing that run-off from the Amazon River powers a large carbon sink in the tropical North Atlantic ocean. New Scientist talks about it here. According to the press realease, which I will quote at…

Don’t dilly dally, here comes Dolly

With that name, the silly post titles just don’t quit! But on the serious side, “This storm, heading for the Mexico-Texas border, is now a hurricane. Our second of the 2008 season, and it’s not even August yet” says Chris Mooney. Read some live storm blogging here, I guess it has already landed.

Freedom is a responsibility

The background for this post is The Great Global Warming Swindle and the recent judgement [PDF] by the British media regulator OFCOM regarding complaints of misleading the public and misrepresenting the science. Tim Lambert has a detailed look at the ruling here. All in all it looks like the ruling was a mixed bag and…