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Archives for December, 2008

The Ecological Crunch and the Dyer Scale

The following article is a guest post by H. E. Taylor, who you might recognize as the one who graciously provides us with the weekly GW news roundups. The Ecological Crunch and the Dyer Scale

Another Week of GW News, December 28, 2008

Another Week of Climate Disruption News 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

Another Week of GW News, December 21, 2008

Another Week of Climate Disruption News 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’s this for jaw dropping…

How’s this for jaw dropping, mind-boggling, unintentional irony? Question to the Bush administration at this year’s UN climate change talks: If you look back over the course of the last few years, is there anything you would have done differently or is there anything you wished had happened but didn’t happen? Answer:

A question of time

My first Common Lisp programming job was for Mercury Scheduling (no longer around) working on the back end of airline crew control software. The main focus was assisting crew controllers in scheduling personnel on flights. We had to satisfy literally hundreds of constraints from union regulations, government regulations to…what else?…oh yeah, the constraints of reality…

Monbiot interviews Fatih Birol

…interviews who?? Fatih Birol is the Chief Economist for the International Energy Authority, the agency that the whole world (or at least the “official” part of that world) relies on for forecasts about energy production and demand. This is the organization that governments around the world like to cite when dismissing as crackpots people warning…

Another Week of GW News, December 14, 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

How kewl is this?

Via last Thursday’s APOD, I came to this site where I downloaded an excellent, high-res video about some recent research out of Germany. Over the last 16 years, a team of astronomers have taken images of a tiny patch of sky that is the very center of the milky way. By doing this they have…

“Frosty the Coalman”

This is too hilarious for words, seven lumps of coal wearing scarves and toques singing Christmas carols about “clean coal” and energy independence! There are six to chose from, I didn’t get far but my favorite is transcribed below:

Another Week of GW News, December 7, 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