A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for February, 2009

Michael Tobis has another well written and thought provoking essay on In It for the Gold asking if continuing developments in climatology are going to affect mitigation policy. It can be argued that climatology is not an important input into climate change related policy. It is premature to take climatological input into account in adaptation…

In the climate debates, I hear it all the time: why should the US do anything when China and India are the fastest growing and largest emitters of greenhouse gases on the planet? Though I make it a personal policy to never discussion mitigation policies with characters who will not even accept the reality of…

Thanks to Crakar14, I came across this article from the India Times online: In a major breakthrough that could help in the fight against global warming, a team of five Indian scientists from four institutes of the country have discovered a naturally occurring bacteria which converts carbon dioxide (CO2) into a compound found in limestone…

Spam filter

This is just a quick note to let people know that I get a lot of legitimate comments caught in the spam filter here, and unfortunately I am not very conscientious about cleaning it out. If you submit a comment and it does not appear, don’t hesitate to let me know via email (see my…

RealClimate on the Australian bushfires

I recently wrote about the tragic bushfires in Australia and how it seems to me that it is reasonable to ask if this would have happened without anthropogenic climate changes. Real Climate has the details on this in their latest post: Bushfires and extreme heat in south-east Australia.

Another Week of GW News, February 15, 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

Excellent compilation of IPCC WG1 authors

A fellow named Jim Prall left a comment here a few days ago mentioning some work he has recently done compiling information on the contributing authors of the most recent IPCC WG1 report. I went to have a look and I must say what a terrific resource!

I guess Marc Morano has found out about google alerts and seems to pop up on blog posts that mention James Inhofe, or his 650 scientists and probably his own name (Hi Marc!) Nice way to use the tax payer’s money. He popped in on Things Break and TB gave him a nice spanking! Well…

Hot times in Australia

As I mentioned briefly before, I have just returned from Australia and as you could imagine, the heatwaves and wildfires were a hot topic(how funny am I?). So the death toll is expected to exceed 200 people. Southern Australia has been experiencing extreme drought for many years now, so the whole place is a tinder…

Googling the world’s oceans

It’s time to take a deep look at the world’s oceans, from Straightgoods: Google is adding the world’s oceans to its extensive Earth mapping. In a phone conversation with David Suzuki Foundation staff, John Hanke, director of Google Earth and Maps, admitted, “We had really overlooked two thirds of the planet.” Partly because of prodding…