The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 74 Table of Contents Chapter 76 Chapter 75 Ottawa, November 7, 2059 Over the next month I watched and waited from my vantage point in UNGETF for some Solar Radiation Management [SRM] scheme to take the place of the sunshield. None was forthcoming. There was talk about restarting the Japanese Group 2 effort, even funding Baumgarten, but there was also opposition. The long and short of it was... no other SRM technique was forthcoming. Finally I felt compelled to act. I was still worried about the unknown actors involved in Matt's death, so I decided…
Featured image is one of 19 illustrated haiku laying out the IPCC Summary for Policy Makers, see them all here.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 Internet Firehose... January 19, 2014 Chuckles, COP20+, WG3 Leak, BP EO, Matthews, Risky Biz, Vortices Warnings, Energiewende, Bottom Line, EcoCrime, Cook, Shrinkology Fukushima: Note, News, Policies Melting Arctic, Methane, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Fisheries, Prices, GMOs,…
The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 73 Table of Contents Chapter 75 Chapter 74 Waiting, September 18, 2059 I went back to the university and sat in my office. Luckily I didn't have any more classes that day. I tried to work, but it was no use. I ended up scanning half a dozen news channels looking for information about the sunshield and the rockets. Finally I felt so useless, I headed back home. That meant I was offline for 35 or 40 minutes while I walked. I could have monitored the net with my padd, but I have always tried to pay attention to the real world around me: Be here now and…
The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 72 Table of Contents Chapter 74 Chapter 73 Sabotage, September 15, 2059 Anna was coming up on her fourth birthday when the rumblings of discontent from the Asian Union began to get louder. A mid-August snow in Japan had laid waste much of their fall crop. China was complaining about a loss of solar photovoltaic power. Shortly after the Japanese snowstorm, Carillon admitted that there were some kinks in the system that needed to be worked out. The idea had been to keep the sunshields shading the northern hemisphere and have them switch dynamically…
This extreme weather driving jet stream behaviour is fast becoming the new normal.
Featured image is one of 19 illustrated haiku laying out the IPCC Summary for Policy Makers, see them all here. 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 Years January 12, 2014 Chuckles, COP20+, Polar Vortex, Brulle , Sherwood, Negative Prices Energiewende, Global Legal Framework, Cook, Shrinkology Fukushima: Note, News, Policies, Related Papers Melting Arctic, Methane, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Fisheries, Prices, GMOs…
The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 71 Table of Contents Chapter 73 Chapter 72 No Miracles, April 30, 2059 All that winter and spring, the sunshield count slowly increased. We passed 3,000, but nothing changed on Earth. Methane levels were still rising. Drought, flood and fire were constant. Grain reserves were less than a week, and some challenged those statistics, claiming they were just to make us feel good. The demand went out for more sunshields. Brahmaputra got more money. That meant more factories and railguns to be built on the moon. Some 150 people in Hipparcus were running…
[Update: it seems clear that records were broken after all as has been pointed out in the comments. So we are only left with Fox's reaction and youtube fog-pee videos. And let's face it, Fox's reaction was pretty predictable...] The recent cold snap was indeed remarkable and the media was buzzing about it for days.  But it was not remarkable for the extreme cold, which in fact set no records, it was remarkable because it has become so unusual. Unlike the recent heat waves in the US, Australia, Russia and Europe, this cold snap did not, repeat did not set any all time monthly or daily minimum…
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 Information is not Knowledge...Knowledge is not Wisdom January 5, 2014 Chuckles, COP20+, COP19, Sherwood, Post-2013, Pre-2014 Bottom Line, Global Legal Framework, Cook Fukushima: Note, News Melting Arctic, Methane, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Food vs. Biofuel, Land Grabs, GMOs, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, New Weather GHGs, Aerosols, Volcanoes Ozone, Temperatures Paleoclimate, Oceans, Biosphere…
Happy New Year!!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 Information Overload is Pattern Recognition December 29, 2013 Chuckles, COP20, Brulle, Retrospectives Potash, Accountability, Pricing Nature, Cook Fukushima: Note, News, Policies Melting Arctic, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Fisheries, GMOs, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Abrupt CC, Extreme Weather, New Weather Solar, Climate Sensitivity, Temperatures, Satellites Oceans, Ocean…
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundupskip to bottom Sipping from the Internet Firehose...Solstice EditionDecember 22, 2013 Chuckles, Solstice, COP19, AR5, WTO, Retrospectives, Accountability Coal, Energiewende, Bottom Line, Subsidies, Big Banks, Pricing Nature, CookFukushima: Note, News Melting Arctic, Methane, Geopolitics, AntarcticaFood: Crisis, Fisheries, GMOs, GMO Labelling, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Abrupt CC, Extreme Weather, New Weather GHGs, Carbon…
Greenpeace spreads a little Christmas Fear below. I think this is very well done and all in good fun provided you keep two things in mind: This is not appropriate for any children who think Santa is real Santa is not real So lighten up and enjoy your Holiday!    
Filed under "Wow, this is cool!" we have a global real time wind map! (click the image)   The "About" page is here.  Don't miss the fact that you can zoom in.
The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 70 Table of Contents Chapter 72 Chapter 71 Decision Point, February 23, 2059 At UNGETF things were getting worse. Our Earthside measures were not working. Methane and carbon dioxide levels were still rising. There were a lot of grim faces around. I put those concerns aside and turned my attention to Matt's sunbugs. Matt's multimedia files required an advanced and expensive Fraunhoeffer chemical synthesizer which the university did not have. A quick web check showed why. They cost over 5 million credits. I began to appreciate how Matt's money had…
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundupskip to bottom Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck YearsDecember 15, 2013 Chuckles, COP19, AGU, WTO, Energiewende Bottom Line, Big Banks, Cook, ShrinkologyFukushima: Note, News Melting Arctic, Polar Bears, Arctic Report Card, Methane, Geopolitics, AntarcticaFood: Crisis, Fisheries, Food vs. Biofuel, GMOs, GMO Labelling, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Forecasts, New Weather GHGs, Climate Sensitivity, Clouds, Ozone, ENSO,…
The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 69 Table of Contents Chapter 71 Chapter 70 Sunbugs, February 12, 2058 We adjusted slowly to the changes in our household. It felt funny sleeping in dad's old bed. Edie didn't say a word when I got rid of the old mattress and rearranged the room. I think she understood perfectly. The guest room became Anna's new bedroom. She was proud to have her own room, until it came to sleeping alone. It was not unusual to wake up and find her curled up beside us. My sex life with Olivia had been boisterous and exuberant. With Edie, love making was quieter and…
Okay, sorry about that title...it is an actual quote from a History Channel documentary on, well, the universe.  I nearly spat out my cool beverage with laughter when I heard it the first time and have really wanted to share it since then.  I have yet to finish watching that series on the huge DVD disk set I bought because, despite the fascinating topic and the decent information content, they tried so hard to be dramatic in every aspect it just became tedious.  Every topic seemed to turn into some new graphic simulation of Planet Earth being devoured, exploded, ice-balled, drowned, bombarded…
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundupskip to bottom Information is not Knowledge...Knowledge is not WisdomDecember 8, 2013 Chuckles, COP19, GCF, WTO, Hansen, AGU, WCPFC, Potash, Energiewende Bottom Line, Big Banks, Pricing Nature, Thermodynamics, Antennae, Cook, MeteorologistsFukushima: Note, News, Policies Melting Arctic, Methane, Geopolitics, AntarcticaFood: Crisis, Fisheries, GMOs, GMO Labelling, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Abrupt CC, Forecasts, Extreme…
The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 68 Table of Contents Chapter 70 Chapter 69 Engagement, February 1, 2059 As I walked home from the station, it started to snow --- a wet, big-flaked snow which seemed entirely appropriate. By the time I got home, I was soaked to the skin and shivering uncontrollably. Edie took one look at me and said, "Jump into a hot shower. I'll get dry clothes for you." Half an hour later, I was sitting on the couch, bundled up in a comforter, drinking hot toddy and feeling foolish. I started apologizing. "I didn't plan properly. I should have worn warmer clothes…
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundupskip to bottom Information Overload is Pattern RecognitionDecember 1, 2013 Chuckles, COP20+, COP19, Gates & Larter, Heede Energiewende, Crap Detector, CookFukushima: Note, News, Policies Melting Arctic, Polar Bears, Methane, Geopolitics, AntarcticaFood: Crisis, Fisheries, Prices, Land Grabs, GMOs, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Forecasts GHGs, Carbon Cycle, Aerosols, Volcanoes Weather Machine, Temperatures, Paleoclimate…