A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for January, 2009

A video story from ABC news here tells how Glacier National Park has gone from somewhere between 120 and 150 glaciers 100 years ago to a couple of dozen today. Yikes! And a scientist they interview who has spent years monitoring them has gone from predicting they will be completely gone by 2050 to they…

Insincere, or just sincerely off-base?

So I get a lot of “sceptical” comments on the “How to Talk to a Sceptic” guide, as one might well imagine. They cover quite a range from subtly misguided to poorly informed to angry political rants. I always try to answer if it seems like there might be a point. A recent comment, made…

Of Younger Dryas and comets

Real Climate has a brief discussion of some recent research connecting the Younger Dryas cooling with a comet impact event. They point to Open Mind which has some very interesting discussion. Just FYI…

One day’s flights in 72 seconds

I must confess, not looking at the numbers or anything, I have always mentally dismissed the impact of air travel on humanity’s carbon footprint. But looking at the very cool video below my impression is a bit different!

Here are this week’s climate related podcasts (and some on only tangentially relevant subjects!). NOTE: Presentation of content in this list does not imply endorsement of the views expressed within and I may or may not have listened to it myself! Please highlight good, bad or interesting aspects in the comments. You can email suggestions…

Climate science for your iPod

One of my first questions when I came to sci.environment for an education a few long years ago was “Does anyone know of a good resource for climate related information I can put on my mp3 player?” I did not get much or any response then, but since I have found a few interesting podcasts…

James Hansen on DemocracyNow!

I found this YouTube clip via Crooks and Liars of James Hansen on Democracy Now. It also contains some highlights of other Democracy Now interviews, including one of Science Blogs’ own Chris Mooney. He talks about the political muzzling he has experience under both parties during his time at NASA. (But don’t the denialists tell…

Another Week of GW News, January 4, 2009

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