A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for November, 2013

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 67 Table of Contents Chapter 69 Chapter 68 Estrangement, February 1, 2059 I hadn’t seen Jon in the flesh for almost three years. I was shocked by how much he had changed. He was harder and smoother somehow, as if he had an invisible barrier just above his…

(featured image comes from the world resources institute, go to the link for background and explanation, here is a short cut to a full size image) 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 Sipping from…

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 66 Table of Contents Chapter 68 Chapter 67 The Body, January 18, 2059 I put off planning the funeral because I had no idea when Matt’s body was going to arrive. Relations between the North and South American continents are not exactly smooth. You could say that, except…

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 As We Enter a New Age of ConsequencesNovember 17, 2013 Chuckles, COP19, Dailies, WMO, WEO, Cowtan & Way, GermanWatch WG2 Leak, Maldives, Energiewende, Estrada, Subsidies, Pricing Nature, CookFukushima:…

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 65 Table of Contents Chapter 67 Chapter 66 Arrangements, December 11, 2058 Anna was mercifully asleep when I got home. When I told Edie about Matt, she was subdued. She put her hand to her mouth and sat down quickly. Then to my surprise, her attention shifted to…

Should the Saffir-Simpson scale go beyond 5?

This is just a quick post to suggest an answer to the question posed by Greg Laden here: should we have a category 6 and above for hurricanes.  My answer is no. I say this in agreement with many of the points expressed in Greg’s post, mainly that category 5 basically means total destruction and…

AP Misreports Haiyan as Category 4

While reading an AP attributed article on Huffington post about Super Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda), I did a double take at this paragraph: Weather officials said Haiyan had sustained winds of 235 kilometers per hour (147 miles per hour), with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph), when it made landfall. By those measurements,…

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 Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck YearsNovember 10, 2013 Chuckles, COP19+, WG2 Leak, Haiyan, Fukushima, Maldives, Energiewende Bottom Line, Subsidies, GFIs, Cook, ShrinkologyFukushima: Note, News Melting Arctic, Megafauna,…

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 64 Table of Contents Chapter 66 Chapter 65 Matthew Fontaine, December 11, 2058 Over the course of that summer and fall, the number of sunshades slowly increased. It became part of the weather report. “And today the sunshade count is …” On clear days the sun was too…

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 Anthropocene Antics Information is not Knowledge…Knowledge is not WisdomNovember 3, 2013 Chuckles, COP19+, Post AR5, WG2 Leak, Maplecroft, Kunming, Teng, Donner DLST, Maldives, Energiewende, Bottom…