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Another week of GW News, December 20, 2009

Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years


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December 20, 2009



Low Key Plug

My first novel Water was published in Canada May, 2007. The American release was in October. An Introductionto the novel is available, along with the Unpublished Forewordand the Launch Talk. An overview of my writing is available here.

<ho ho ho happy humbug>
-het

P.S. Recent postings can be found in the week archive and the ancient postings can be accessed here, which should open to this.


“Today for the first time in history, over a billion people on earth will go to bed hungry and one of the key factors is an increasingly severe and erratic climate.” -Josette Sheeran, WFP Executive Director

Comments

  1. #1 Anarchist606
    December 22, 2009

    Can I add a simple but (I hope) effective meme to this debate…

    How Much is Global Warming Denial Worth?

    $1120 Million Per Day

    Why?

    Well in a recent article in the Economist magazine (about peak oil) there was this:

    “The IEA reckons that co-ordinated action to restrict the increase in global temperatures to 2ºC will restrict global demand for oil to 89m b/d in 2030, compared with 105m b/d if no action is taken.”

    So there is a difference of 16million b/d (that is Barrels Per Day) so given the cost of a barrel is currently around $70, so you can see that it represents $1120 million dollars per day in difference. So event mitigating the supply a bit – by obfuscating the science and promoting uncertainty is worth $millions per day.

    That’s why denial has been so well funded.
    http://anarchist606.blogspot.com/ 2009/ 12/ how-much-is-global-warming-denial-worth.html

  2. #2 barry
    December 24, 2009

    In other news…

    A Merry Christmas to all, from an appreciative regular reader and very occasional contributor.

    barry