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Archives for February, 2007

Pandemic, the Game.

The MO is simple: Propagate. Mutate. Kill. As a neophyte virus, I obliterated 86% of humanity. One glance at the high scores shows me that I have a lot yet to learn. Click here to play for yourself.

The launch of Microsoft Vista may initiate a massive wave of computer obsolescence. Where do we put all the refuse? Take a guess…

In the wake of the IPCC report, you may have missed out on this proposal, which bears integrally on our economy, our environment and our health.

Yo-Ho, I’m a Pirate!

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a sea-faring radical environmental group known for using guerilla tactics to disable Japanese whaling vessels in Antarctica, has once again had its registration revoked. Their craft, a 180-foot steel-hulled enforecement ship christened the Farley Mowat, is now officially a pirate vessel:

IPCC: Media Friendly?

Here’s three quotes from today’s IPCC press conference, which I transcribed straight from the webcast (hence the wacky grammar). The first two are from Dr. Susan Solomon, co-chair of the report committee and an NOAA researcher, an eminent scientist whom I hold in very high regard, not least for her role in getting this report…

The IPCC Report in Plain Language

Surfing the wave of coverage of this morning’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change? This Q & A piece in the Guardian UK is short, sharp, and to the point—a great starting place for neophytes (and big-picture types). The heart of the matter: What does [the IPCC report] say? Emissions of greenhouse gases…

Blogging on the Eve of the IPCC

There are hours to go before the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issues its much-anticipated report, “Climate Change 2007,” but already the internets are abuzz with early punditry. Joseph Romm at Grist speculates that because the report is written by committee, the findings may have “a conservative edge.” The DeSmog Blog anticipates the PR circus…

Over at BLDGblog, Geoff Manaugh has a long interview with Ed Mazria of the activist architectural nonprofit Architecture 2030. Mazria is organizing an “Emergency Teach-In” for architects, student architects, and design professionals. The event, to be held at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City on February 20th, and broadcast live on…