Sipping from the Internet Firehose... 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 June 2, 2013 Chuckles, Roll Cloud, COP19+, Black Carbon, WIN, Patriot, Bodman Otto, Cook et al, Aurornis, Bottom Line, Pricing Nature, Cook Fukushima: Note, News, Policies Melting Arctic, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Fisheries, Prices, Land Grabs, GMOs, Production Hurricanes, Monsoon, Notable Weather, Extreme Weather, New Weather GHGs, Carbon Cycle, Temperatures,…
Coal-fired electricity production is bad on so many levels. You'd think humans could learn from history, but sadly, no, and no.  The childhood asthma statistics alone should be enough.  Coal burning power plants are a leading producer of asthma causing pollution.  And then there's the mercury...and the mountain-top removal, and the waste products..and, well, when do we say "enough"?
The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 41 Table of Contents Chapter 43 Chapter 42 The Daily Battle, July 7, 2056 Things were not looking good. In the Arctic, there was no sign of the methane abating. In some places the water was milky, churning with the gases. Lightning triggered explosions were not unusual. The Group 6 cloud makers had some 150 ships sailing there. Precipitation patterns had changed, but there was no appreciable cooling. Anxiety levels were rising. In the Antarctic the breakup of the Ronne ice sheet was continuing apace. A few more islands disappeared. In Europe the…
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 Chronicling a new Age of Consequences May 26, 2013 Chuckles, COP19+, GWSP, State of Nature, MAHB, Moore EF5, Otto Consensus , Warnings, Subsidies, Thermodynamics, Cook, Shrinkology Fukushima: Note, News, Policies Melting Arctic, Research Station, Methane, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Fisheries, GMOs, GMO Labelling, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Extreme Weather, GHGs, Carbon Cycle, Temperatures,…
The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 40 Table of Contents Chapter 42 Chapter 41 Theft and Meditation, June 27, 2056 I was between classes in mid-afternoon when Edie phoned.   "Luc. There are men in the shed stealing things."   "Call the police."   "I did. There's no answer."   "What?"   "I tried to stop them, but..."   "Where are the police?"   "I don't know."   "Okay. Lock the door and stay in the house. I'll be right there." I knew she would probably be safe, because of the heavy metal door and frame.   "Good."   I hung up and called the police while I checked my schedule. I was…
Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years 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 May 19, 2013 Chuckles, COP19+, Arctic Council, Consensus, Warren 400 ppmv, Ventus Project, Red List, Bottom Line, Cook Fukushima: Note, News Melting Arctic, Methane, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Fisheries, Food vs. Biofuel, Land Grabs, GMOs, GMO Labelling, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Extreme Weather, New Weather GHGs, Temperatures, Aerosols, Paleoclimate…
The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 39 Table of Contents Chapter 41 Chapter 40 Learning To Stand, June 17, 2056 The weeks ground by. The meetings, the lack of progress really grated. I wasn't doing well in my work. The damned membrane grew, but it kept wanting to curl up in tubes and I didn't know why. It had something to do with humidity. At UNGETF, Group 7 was monitoring corporate activities, but it was soul destroying. Fifty low energy ships were now sailing around the Arctic making clouds to no noticeable effect. One hundred more were planned. They were retrofitting them at a rate…
Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years 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 May 12, 2013 Chuckles, Beauty, COP19+, G8, Red Lists, 400 ppmv Lake El'gygytgyn, CCAC, Unburnable , Pricing Nature, Cook Fukushima: Note, News, Policies, Related Papers Melting Arctic, Arctic Fox, Methane, Geopolitics Food: Crisis, Fisheries, Prices, Land Grabs, GMOs, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Extreme Weather…
The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 38 Table of Contents Chapter 40 Chapter 39 A Walk in the Park, April 26, 2056 I got a bit of a surprise when I got home. Edie caught me just as I was entering and asked, "Do you think we are descending into a New Dark Age?" My head was full of genomic patterns, molecular shapes and chemical cycles --- walking home I had been going over the design of my synthetic carbon eater --- and I was flummoxed. It was so out of the blue. "I don't know. I haven't thought about it." Edie wasn't about to be put off. "Well think about it. I'd like to discuss the…
Hilarious! And, as always from The Onion, so true...
Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck YearsThis 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 Overloadis Pattern RecognitionMay 5, 2013 Chuckles, May Day, COP19+, MDGs, Unburnable, PAGES2k, Bottom Line, CookFukushima: Note, NewsFood: Crisis, Fisheries, Prices, Greece, Food vs. Biofuel, GMOs, Production Melting Arctic, Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Extreme Weather, GHGs, Temperatures Feedbacks, Aerosols, Paleoclimate, Solar, Extinctions, Bees & CCD,…
The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 37 Table of Contents Chapter 39 Artificial Biology, April 19, 2056 I was beginning to feel like things were slipping out of control. I don't know that they had ever been in control, but before Edie started Neurolin, before the Group 2 disaster and before Rhamaposa started talking about conventions of idiots, I had felt I had a handle on what was going on. Now I realized I was at a loss. What effect would the drug have on Edie? What good would the Group 6 cloud makers do? The Group 5 sun shade project was at best speculative. On top of which the…
Here are a couple of great animations of the arctic sea ice volume over the satellite era. (credit to Andy Lee Robinson, seen at Planet3) While this is not news, I think the animations make two things very clear.  One, is that anyone even giving the time of day to the notion that there is "nothing going on here, folks" when it comes to the arctic is in full-on head-in-the-sand denial or is a cynical liar.  Two, is that contrary to the shrill shills who claim the IPCC et al are alarmists at best, exaggerating/misrepresenting the impacts of climate change at worst, the scientific consensus is…
Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years 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... April 28, 2013 Chuckles, COP19+, PAGES2k, Ocean Heat, Earth Day, Unburnable Subsidies, Pricing Nature, Thermodynamics, Cook, Shrinkology Fukushima: Note, News Melting Arctic, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food Crisis, Fisheries, GMOs, GMO Labelling, Food Production Monsoon, Notable Weather, New Weather, GHGs, Temperatures, Aerosols Paleoclimate…
The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 36 Table of Contents Chapter 38 Chapter 37 UNGETF Reacts, March 24, 2056 The public reaction after the Group 2 disaster was muted in North America. Not so in the USSA. A huge crowd rioted in Brasilia and burnt down the DCS building. The police just stood around and watched; firemen did not attend. The technical staff and a couple of executives were killed. UNGETF was forced to suspend Group 2 operations in the USSA. At the next regular meeting, we were informed that Group 6, the cloud makers, had been given the go ahead. It was going to take some…
(featured image is the effect of Australia's summer heatwave on Melbourne's historical record, source) Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years 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 April 21, 2013 Chuckles, COP19+, UNFF10, Unburnable, EU-ETS, Earth Day, Warnings, Externalities Subsidies, World Bank, Pricing Nature, Thermodynamics, Cook, Prizes Fukushima: Note, News, Policies Melting Arctic, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food…
(these are of course NA dates) Event Title: Do the Math ... If you Love this Planet// Earth Night Gathering Venue: Country Park {Mobile Home} Community Clubhouse Location: Clearwater, FL Start Time: Sunday, April 21, 7:00 PM You can RSVP here: http://act.350.org/event/do_the_math_movie_attend/4678/signup/?t=2&akid=3034.683317.zTETWN     Event Title: "Do the Math" sustainability tour movie at Eckerd College. Venue: Eckerd College Campus at Fox Hall Location: St Petersburg, FL, FL Start Time: Sunday, April 21, 7:00 PM You can RSVP here: http://act.350.org/event/do_the_math_movie_attend/3975…
The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 35 Table of Contents Chapter 37 Chapter 36 Neurolin, March 17, 2056 Edie was changing. I didn't know how, but she was no longer the shy retiring mouse of a woman she had been. A week later I happened across a clue. As a matter of course, we segregate our garbage into compostable, recyclable, paper and junk. I was throwing some paper away, when I noticed a flattened medication box. I picked it up. It was labelled Neurolin. "Clarify, deepen and solidify your thoughts," it said. I knew there were cognitive enhancers on the market, but I had never heard…
Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years 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 April 14, 2013 Chuckles, UNFF10, GCF-DC, EGU, G8, Marcott, Warnings Subsidies, Cook, Shrinkology Fukushima: Note, News, Policies, Related Papers Melting Arctic, Methane, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Fisheries, Prices, Food vs. Biofuel, Land Grabs, GMOs, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Extreme Weather, New…
Via Planet3.0 I see there is a declaration of the need, and competitive advantage it would bring, for action on climate change signed by a not insignificant number of major (non-fossil fuel) corporations.  As Michael Tobis points out, it is, rather strangely, presented as an image only. So my contribution is running it through an OCR tool, formatting and presenting it below:   Tackling climate change is one of America's greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century (and it's simply the right thing to do) What made America great was taking a stand. Doing the things that are hard. And…