A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for August, 2010

Does it matter why?

So apparently, according to an “exclusive” in the Guardian, Bjørn Lomborg is about to put his “Cool It“thrusters into full reverse and declare that the world should be spending $100 billion per year towards “resolving the climate change problem by the end of this century”. This is a very interesting development to say the least.

Fun with asteroids

I haven’t played Asteroids(tm) since the days when Atari was computer games King and 124K was an incredible amount of memory. And before any young gamers out there laugh at what an old geezer I must be, I will insist that that says much more about how fast computers have evolved than it does about…

Counting your attitudes

Spend a few minutes at the link below to fill in an online survey about your attitude to climate change and a variety of other issues. http://www.kwiksurveys.com/online-survey.php?surveyID=HKMKNG_ee191483 Your answers are desired as the reader of a “pro-science” blog, they are confidential and will be used for a research project.

CCW – The Earth is carbon starved

Greenman’s latest:

Adaptation 101

As in the example I just highlighted, we climate mitigation advocates are frequently attacked for alledgedly not wanting to do anything to promote or help people adapt to changes that are after all already underway. This post is meant to change that lack of balance on A Few Things Ill Considered.

Quote mining 101

So over at Keith Kloor’s place, we see Keith read a comment of Michael Tobis’, (read it for your self here) in which he says: “Adaptation is crucial” and “adaptation and mitigation are not a tradeoff. They are two faces of the same coin.” along with a whole bunch of, typical for Tobis, nuanced and…

Monbiot.com » Right and Wrong

I know we have a few denizens of the lands down under (I include New Zeland in that) so I thought there might be some interest in this analysis by George Monbiot of the recent national elections in Australia.

Another week of GW News, August 22, 2010

Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years 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

Great video on Arctic sea ice

Via a new blog started up this summer, Fool me Once (sounds like wishful thinking ;-), proprieter Alden has graciously permitted me to embed a most excellent video he has produced on arctic sea ice. He is covering a standard denialist talking point, that arctic sea ice has/is recovering, so the concepts will not be…

Q&A Fun with candidate for congress

The question: Do you believe that human-caused global warming exists? If so, how do you propose reducing the amount of carbon that enters the atmosphere. If not, please explain why you do not believe it exists. And Tom Mullins’ answer: