The Intersection

Should We Talk About the Weather?


[Ike gathering strength in the Gulf.]

With Hurricane Ike on course to–probably–slam Texas as a serious hurricane, I address my latest Science Progress column to the question of whether we can, defensibly, discuss global warming during hurricane season. My basic answer: Yes, but it’s probably better to use other messages, particularly economic ones (“Green Jobs”).

You can read the full piece here.


  1. #1 TomJoe
    September 10, 2008

    No offense Chris, but … you’ve cried wolf this whole summer about hurricanes to be worried about … and none of them have come close to being the harbingers of doom you claim they can be. So yes, we can talk about the weather, but there comes a point when you saturate the airwaves to the point where people won’t listen when it’s actually happening.

  2. #2 Douglas Coker
    September 12, 2008

    Hi Chris, good to see this post and the link to your SP piece – thanks. For those readers not based in the UK you may not have heard of these two documents which both have something to say about the Green Jobs business.

    From the TUC (Trades Union Congress) A Green and Fair Future: For a Just Transition to a Low Carbon Economy available here And this from the nef (New Economics Foundation) A Green New Deal here


    Douglas Coker
    Enfield Green Party

  3. #3 Reference
    September 19, 2008

    Thank you very much for this information. I’ll digg it.

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