Archives for November 5, 2007

80% by 2050?

Inel points us to a report by the IPPR, WWF and RSPB claiming that we can cut our carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. My immeadiate reaction is doubt. Comparing their numbers with what I had from a previous post, I don’t see any reason to change my mind. Inel, rather naughtily to my mind,…

Carbon again

A point I had forgotten about the recent Canadell et al paper, which mt’s recent post reminds me of: as he quotes (scroll down to the update): Ceci suggèrerait d’après eux que les feedbacks carbone/climat se produisent plus rapidement que notre compréhension des phénomènes gouvernant l’absorption des puits ne le laissait penser. This is indeed…

Our ancestors were weirdos

And we’re not much better. Some photographic souvenirs of a recent trip to Bruxelles. From the cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula. A hard-to-believe statue. It looks less rude from other angles. This one shows *two* enormous organs. Musee des beaux arts. The woman is holding a bar of glowing hot iron; hence the…

Bonfire night

Remember remember the 5th of November! Gunpowder treason and plot. And so we gathered to burn the heap of junk at the bottom of the garden and set off some fireworks. At least we did it on the fifth – far too many naughty people did it yesterday. Tut tut.