A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for October, 2008

Urban Heat Island: Reno, Nevada

Anthony Watts has a post up purporting to show a very large UHI effect in Reno, Nevada.

Whores to Industry

Over at DesmogBlog, I saw an interesting video that covers some of the history of climate change denialism, starting with its roots in tobacco-lung cancer denialism. Interesting how some of the names are so familiar, such as Steve Milloy and Myron Ebel.

Touche

“Skeptics use a scatter shot approach, using one kind of physics to ‘disprove’ one aspect and an opposing kind of physics to ‘disprove’ another. You need to have an internally consistent argument.” As Jen’s site [Jennifer Marohasey's site] demonstrates so well, you don’t need anything of the sort. Check out Eli Rabett’s post about how…

Laugh, Don’t Cry

From the “Laugh, Don’t Cry” department, Tamino has a bit of fun at the expense of, well, quite a few!

Another Week of GW News, October 26, 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

It’s not really that hard to understand

“It’s not really that hard to understand” is the catch phrase in this YouTube video featuring Herman Daly, the subject is the insanity of the economic cult of perpetual growth: I got this from the most recent posting at Things Break, which you should read and be sure to follow the links.

The other carbon dioxide problem

At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory there is a news article posted yesterday that discusses “the other carbon dioxide problem.” That problem is, of course, ocean acidification.

As you can imagine, the How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic guide attracts a lot of comment from people who are less than inclined to agree with the general thrust of the material. Most can be easily answered with a pointer to another article or a rephrasing or expansion on one of the points…

Global warming comes from within

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: We all live on a thin crust that floats on a huge ball of molten iron, and at its core, the Earth’s temperature is over 5000oC! It’s…

Another Week of GW News, October 19, 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