REM, of course. Or perhaps more appropriately, Its the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine). I won’t elaborate on the I-feel-fine for the sake of not tempting fate, not that I’m superstitious mind you.

Where was I? Oh yes, commenting on CIPs vision of our government as competent. No prophet has honour in his own city, of course. I thought Broon was largely copying Buffett.

While I’m here, hat tip to Quark Soup for digging up this space oddity from Krugman. Nice to see that economists have a sense of humour, though his physics isn’t so good and, though he hides it well, relativity is irrelevant.

The fish-eaters are still in trubble though; is the oil running out?

Comments

  1. #1 Eachran
    2008/10/17

    Mr Connolley. This is sort of related.

    Thanks for recommending the piece by Michael Tobis and thus to Andrew Weaver : I wouldnt otherwise have read it.

    I am not sure that we can do anything about emissions because the political drive and will just isnt there. It really is a question of ignorance which even intelligent people arent prepared to put right by reading around the subject and taking a view themselves. Fobbing these things off to experts still requires you to take a view on experts just as you would take a view on a doctor before taking his/her advice, and to take a view you need to understand the terrain a bit.

    I was wondering if the so-called financial crisis and developed world slowdown in economic activity might make a difference. It might for two reasons : the only way to deal with the slowdown is through public works where the number one candidate is adapting to global warming ; which leads on to the second reason which is that once people are on the adaptation route it improves their understanding of the problem and should lead to a mitigation spin off.

    I am not giving up on humanity yet : we shall see.

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