A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for August, 2013

Hot Stuff

A little Friday Funnies video to contemplate along with the wildfire near Yosemite…. Hot Stuff by Zlatko Grgic, National Film Board of Canada My favorite line: “Stop it!  Please, I have to wash the rocks!”

Super Cell

Watch some time-lapse video of super-cell thunderheads taken in June over Texas this year. A thing of true beauty, but awesomely powerful and deadly dangerous as well.   A Supercell Thunderstorm Over Texas Video Credit & Copyright: Mike Olbinski; Music: Impact Lento (Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech) (seen on APOD)  

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 54 Table of Contents Chapter 56 Chapter 55 Spacemen, September 11, 2057 From my vantage point in UNGETF, I was able to monitor the activities of the various groups. All year, I heard about rocket launches, mostly by the Swiss-German consortium Brahmaputra, but the odd one was by…

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 skip to bottom Information is not Knowledge…Knowledge is not WisdomAugust 25, 2013 Chuckles, COP19+, Overshoot, AR5, Potash Bottom Line, Thermodynamics, CookFukushima: Note, News, Policies, Related Papers Melting Arctic, Harp Seals, Methane,…

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 53 Table of Contents Chapter 55 Chapter 54 Greenhouse, May 31, 2057 Things were not looking good. At UNGETF, we were all too aware of of the unfolding disasters. The storms and wildfires, the floods and droughts were bad enough, but food production was down again. The methane…

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 skip to bottom Another Week of Climate Instability News Information Overloadis Pattern Recognition August 18, 2013 Chuckles, COP19+, Texas Water, Yasuni, Soot & Methane Bottom Line, GFIs, Thermodynamics, Cook Fukushima: Note,…

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 52 Table of Contents Chapter 54 Chapter 53 Carillon, March 8, 2057 When I got home that afternoon I discovered that one of my new students had surreptitiously video logged me. Edie met me at the door with, “I watched your whole lecture today.” “What?” “It’s true. You’re…

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 skip to bottom Another Week of Climate Instability News Sipping from the Internet Firehose… August 11, 2013 Chuckles, COP19+, AGU, NOAA, Potash, Bottom Line, Coal Financing, Cook Fukushima: Note, News, Policies…

New Mexico’s extreme drought

(the featured image above is of the once aptly named Rio Grande, now referred to by locals as the “Rio Sand”) The LA Times has a very chilling piece on New Mexico’s not so chilling climate change.  Here are a few quotes to pique your interest: “All of New Mexico is officially in a drought,…

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 51 Table of Contents Chapter 53 Chapter 52 Ecology 550 – Group 5 Overview, March 8, 2057 Notes on a lecture. Spring term was near the half way point and Ecology 550 was ahead of schedule. I had been fielding a lot of questions about Group 5, so…