A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for May, 2009

Another Week of GW News, May 24, 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

Energy Grid: The Blame Game

By the by, I have another post up on The Energy Grid called The Blame Game. This week’s question is one of finding fault. What brought us to the current confluence of crises? Was it a failure of the political, or the technological? Unlike the beltway pundits and the political scoundrels they defend, who use…

I get tons of drive by attacks on the HTTTACS articles and most are pretty thoughtless repetitions of everything we’ve heard a hundred times before, and often posted directly underneath their own refutations. But occasionally there are seemingly very sincere and well posed questions or arguments that I have not addressed very thoroughly or very…

Comment on unproven models

A recent comment, here, questions the AGW prediction of polar amplification. He cites a paper by Polyakov et al that he claims shows temperatures in the arctic were warmer than they are now earlier in the 20th century. [Update: paper is here[PDF]]

Another Week of GW News, May 17, 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 Energy Grid

Science Blogs has a new special blog on sustainable energy called The Energy Grid. It is a short term project, planned to run a few months, where each of the six contributors posts once per week on a subject introduced on Sunday. I am flattered to have been asked to contribute and you can read…

Another Week of GW News, May 10, 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

It seems that the HTTTACS was referred to by a parlimentary member in the Scottish Parliment, so it is now part of the official record! The link there was to the version on Grist.org, which last I checked is a bit out of date, but no matter… (Apropos of nothing, I just got a kick…

Another Week of GW News, May 3, 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

Anti-green economics – Paul Krugman

It`s kind of nice to hear an expert in the field making the same observation I often have about the economic arguments that swirl around the climate policy debates. Specifically, opponents to mitigation policy have no trouble relying on the magic of the market and technology to rescue us from any possible difficulty climate change…