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Another Week of GW News, August 5, 2012

Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years

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Another Week of Global Warming News

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August 5, 2012

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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 An Introductionto the novel is available, along with the Unpublished Forewordand the Launch Talk(which includes some quotations), An overview of my writing is available here.


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

I notice moyhu has set up a monster index to old AWoGWN on AFTIC.

“Our energy system depends on water. About half of the nation’s water withdrawals every day are just for cooling power plants. In addition, the oil and gas industries use tens of millions of gallons a day, injecting water into aging oil fields to improve production, and to free natural gas in shale formations through hydraulic fracturing… All told, we withdraw more water for the energy sector than for agriculture. Unfortunately, this relationship means that water problems become energy problems that are serious enough to warrant high-level attention.” -Dr. Michael Webber


  1. #1 bluegrue
    August 7, 2012

    “scientists said Thursday, warning [Antarctica] could be ice-free again within decades”

    That surely is a mistake in the reporting? Mixing up Antarctic long-term melting and the rapid decay of Arctic summer sea ice?

  2. #2 Wow
    August 7, 2012

    Nope, but it may be deliberate misunderstanding.

    There is no quote there from the scientists saying “could be ice-free again within decades”. Only the author says that.

  3. #3 Wow
    August 7, 2012

    The closest I see to that sort of quote is this:

    “CO2 is presently estimated at about 395ppm, and Welsh said the most extreme predictions by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) would see ice again receding on Antarctica “by the end of the century”.”

    Which is a few decades, I suppose, but definitely IS NOT “Ice Free”.