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Archives for February, 2009

Global Population Speak Out

So a couple of month’s ago I signed up for the Global Population Speak Out, which (you are better off to follow the link) is a simple project intended to draw attention to the problem posed by the world’s growing human population. My obligation is pretty small, fortunately, in that I was asked only to…

Things Break takes down George Will’s latest

Things Break does a thorough take-down of George Will’s continued dishonesty in the Washington Post. For the background, if somehow you have missed this kerfuffle, check his earlier post. The story in a nutshell is not remarkable: mainstream columnist prints op-ed full of outright falsehoods, complaints are rejected, paper stands by its right to fill…

Friday funny video

I know this video is for real because since I first saw it several years ago it has been erased from YouTube at the request of the Japanese television company that produced it. Being real does not stop it from also being surreal to the extreme!

Today’s DemocracyNow! has a segment with Chris Field, a leading member of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other guest discussing worsening outlooks of future warming and increased lobbying efforts from the fossil fuel industry. We speak to Chris Field, a leading member of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,…

Speak of the Devil…

…and he puts you on his mailing list! [Please note: Marc Morano is nowhere near as relevant as Beelzebub!! It is just a gimmick for a blog title.] So I poked fun at Marc Morano the other day, and though he thankfully did not pop up in my comments he must have read the post…

Validating water vapour feedbacks

Contrary to the popular talking point, climate models do take into account H2O as a greenhouse gas. In fact, it is the largest single feedback factor in the climate system. And also contrary to another popular talking point, models are being validated in many ways.

Final retribution?

Today’s Dilbert suggests that today’s generation may not escape the wrath of those coming next for the sorry mess we are leaving behind: Well played indeed!

Iron fertilization: Too good to be true?

I am a bit slow off the mark with this posting from Nature’s Climate Feedback blog, but last month they put up a little news about iron fertilization of oceans as a geoengineering technique for removal of atmospheric CO2. Have a read, but in a nutshell: that Indo-German experiment is going forward in the Southern…

Another Week of GW News, February 22, 2009

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

The emergence of China as a dominant economic power is an epochal event, occasioning the most massive and rapid redistribution of the earth’s resources in human history. The country has also become a ravenous consumer. Its appetite for raw materials drives up international commodity prices and shipping rates while its middle class, projected to jump…