A Few Things Ill Considered

A layman's take on the science of Global Warming featuring a guide on How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic.

Monday, February 26, 2007

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Another week of GW news - February 25, 2007

Courtesy of H.E.Taylor, here is this week's GW news roundup
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Announcing the book launch of my forthcoming novel _Water_.

Time: 20:00

Date: Thursday, May 17th

Place: McNally Robinson, Grant Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba

You can find a short introduction to _Water_ here.



"The uncertainty of our times is no reason to be certain about hopelessness."

-Vandana Shiva

Monday, February 19, 2007

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Another week of GW news - February 18, 2007

Courtesy of H.E.Taylor, here is this week's GW news roundup
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An AAAS conference in San Francisco gave rise to many articles:

One AAAS report featured melting Peruvian glaciers:

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Another AAAS report featured changes in ocean currents:

And GCM predictions of Antarctica came up:

NASA has reported an Antarctic anomaly:

Meanwhile the IPCC SPM is still gathering comment:

And the Stern Review is still getting kicked around:

Michael Klare published a useful essay about GW & energy:

Real Climate did a good article on ice ages:

And one on paleoclimatology:

While the temperature keeps rising:

The CO2 concentration has hit 390 ppm:

In the hurricane wars:

UNEP released a report on disaster statistics:

Glaciers are melting:

The impacts of GW are becoming clearer:

And then there are the tropical rainforests:

Yes we have no wacky weather, except:

Speaking of floods & droughts:

The conflict between biofuel and food persists:

And the troubling matter of falling food production is not going away:

Eli spells out the realities of the game:

Elsewhere on the mitigation front:

And on the carbon sequestration front:

Large scale geo-engineering keeps popping up:

On the adaptation front:

Meanwhile in the journals:

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

Yet more fun with Svensmark:

The G8+5 conference went off this week in Washington:

Meanwhile on the Kyoto-2 front:

Meanwhile on the emissions trading front:

The difficult question of aviation & GHG production looms:

The controversy over the optimal strategy [carbon trading, carbon offsets and/or a carbon tax] to use in dealing with GHGs is getting louder:

While on the American political front:

Various House & Senate Committees are holding hearings:

The Gore-apalooza is still bopping along:

While in the UK:

Tony continues his desperate machinations:

While in Europe:

And on the Arabian peninsula:

Meanwhile in Australia:

And in China:

In Canada, minority neocon PM Harper started the week by announcing the Eco-Trust and Clean Air Fund:

The opposition parties united to pass [C-288] legislation enforcing Kyoto:

The British Columbia government introduced a green agenda:

Otherwise things are about the same in the Great White North:

Here is something for your library:

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

And then there is the matter of efficiency:

The reaction of business to climate change will be critical:

CERES is trying to foster wise investment:

Insurance and re-insurance companies are feeling the heat:

The carbon lobby are up to the usual:

Then there was the usual news and commentary:

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



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

"The necessity of taking the industrial world to its next stage of evolution is not a disaster -- it is an amazing opportunity. How to seize the opportunity, how to bring into being a world that is not only sustainable, functional, and equitable but also deeply desirable is a question of leadership and ethics and vision and courage, properties not of computer models but of the human heart and soul."
--Meadows et al., Limits to Growth, page 263

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