A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for June, 2009

Life’s little ironies

(The following is offered as an amusing example of how reality sometimes seems to have a sense of homour:) My wife is from the Czech Republic and was mentioning to me her family’s worries about the recent flooding (they are not in immediate danger). I google-news’ed it and went to the first hit, an AP…

Another Week of GW News, June 28, 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

A tale of two interviews

This has been an open tab in Firefox for a long time now, so I figure I had better just point people to it and be done with it… James Hrynyshyn (love that last name, but only because computers have copy and paste!) has an interesting comparison of two interviews on Island of Doubt (note…

Hansen arrested in coal mining protest

James Hansen was arrested today for trespassing at a protest against mountaintop removal coal mining in Coal River Valley, West Virginia. Today Top Climate Scientist James Hansen and Actress Daryl Hannah were Arrested in Effort to Stop Mountaintop Removal Also arrested was former Representative Ken Hechler, Michael Brune of Rainforest Action Network, Goldman Winner Judy…

Open thread

As per a request from comments here is an open thread for whatever might be on your minds. The request came when once again touching on the issue of 21st century temperatures. I have tried once, twice, three times in posts and so many others times in comments but this argument will likely not die…

This press release was forwarded to me: WASHINGTON– A new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows that refrigerant chemicals, so called F-gases, are a more dangerous global warming threat than previously predicted. The study was authored by scientists from the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, United States government…

Another Week of GW News, June 21, 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

Where are they now?

Remember back in May and early June when the denialists were gleefully proclaiming arctic sea ice had recovered to the 1979-2000 average, and by induction global warming must be over? Well, gee, I wonder where they are now, now that arctic sea ice this month is near the June 2007 mark. 2007 was of course…

Know the Number

Just like those national debt clocks showing you dollar by dollar how high it is, this site has a “Carbon Counter” showing how many metric tons of carbon have been released into the atmosphere. As I post this, we are at 3,642,255,344,781. No wait, now its 3,642,255,367,521…no, it’s 3,642,255,381,988…well, you get the picture! They have…

Via MT, I came across a most excellent and interesting essay by Herman Daly on the Oil Drum (one of those great and meaty blogs that I only wich I had the time to read everything on!)