A Few Things Ill Considered

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Sunday, January 07, 2007

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Another week of GW news - January 7, 2007

(Courtesy of H.E.Taylor, here is this week's GW news roundup)
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Let's start with a chuckle, if not a laugh:

People are beginning to think something funny is going on:

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Andrew Revkin of the NYT wrote an editorial that kicked off a blog-o-storm:

There was more coverage of the Ayles ice shelf:

And the polar bears:

While in the hurricane wars:

The UK Met Office makes a prediction for 2007 temperatures:

Glaciers are melting:

A study of Permian [300 mya] climate shifts echoed widely:

And a report that climate change triggered the downfall of Chinese and Mayan cultures made some wonder:

Physics Today posted a good article on climate modeling:

Meanwhile on the el Niño front:

The impacts of GW are becoming clearer:

An EU report on climate impacts there has raised an alarm:

While in the tropical rainforests:

Yes we have no wacky weather, except:

Speaking of floods & droughts:

The conflict between biofuel and food is not going away:

And neither is the troubling matter of falling food production:

Elsewhere on the mitigation front:

Running Dog blog did a world wide wrapup of GW solutions:

Meanwhile in the journals:

Before we get into politics, there was some science done:

The Pielkes fan club is in fine fettle:

Meanwhile on the Kyoto-2 front, India has signalled serious horse trading:

  • 2007/01/04: Hindu: Manmohan: Third World cannot accept a freeze on global inequity
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday reiterated that developed countries must bear more responsibility in meeting the challenges of climate change and promoting sustainable development by altering their consumption patterns.
    The "developing world cannot accept a freeze on global inequity." The measures the global community took to protect the environment and deal with climate change should be equitable in their impact on the development prospect of the developing countries.

Meanwhile on the emissions trading front:

And on the American political front:

On the UK political front, a kafuffle between Ryanair head Michael O'Leary and the Environment Minister, Ian Pearson, over the issue of airline GHGs gave cause for amusement if not illumination:

Also in the UK:

Meanwhile in Europe:

Meanwhile in Australia:

While in Asia:

And in Canada, Harper turfed Ambrose and installed John (the snarler) Baird:

Elsewhere in Canada:

The idea of a carbon tax is still bouncing around:

And movement toward ecologically based economics is glacial:

As for how the media handles the science of climatology:

Here is something for your library:

An Inconvenient Truth has been popping up on various torrent sites:

Developing a new energy infrastructure is the fundamental challenge of the current generation:

Automakers, lawyers and activists argue over the future of the car:

  • 2007/01/03: HuffPo: GM's Car Czar Must Think Company Initials Stand for "General Malaise"
    What does it take for a man and his company to wake up? How about a snowless ski season? Drowning polar bears? Or a nation addicted to imported oil coming mostly from dangerous parts of the world? Bob Lutz and General Motors are still asleep at the switch, apparently incapable of responding to the climate crisis or the need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

The carbon lobby are up to the usual:

The Union of Concerned Scientists report on Exonn FUD drew widespread comment:

Eli is soliciting nominations:

There are a couple of older stories still reverberating through the media echo chamber:

And then there was the usual news and commentary:

Here are a couple of sites you may find interesting and/or useful:



PS. You can access the previous postings of this series here

"You can lie to me and you can lie to yourself, but you can't lie to mother nature."

Global Warming: http://www.autobahn.mb.ca/~het/enviro/globalwarming.html

GW News: http://www.autobahn.mb.ca/~het/enviro/gwnews.html

GW News Archive: http://www.autobahn.mb.ca/~het/enviro/gwna.html

H.E. Taylor http://www.autobahn.mb.ca/~het/



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