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.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

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On the Other Hand

With all the talk about the negative impacts of Global Warming I thought I would share this story, which should get one tick mark in the "Pros" column! Real estate speculators, get out your calculators...

Global warming creates an island

NUUK, Greenland April 24 (UPI) -- An island has separated from mainland Greenland because of global climate change.

The Independent reported that the melting of Greenland's ice sheetcaused what was once thought to be the tip of a peninsula on Greenland's east coast to separate from the mainland.

U.S. Geological Survey satellite photos confirmed the island's existence. American explorer Dennis Schmitt discovered the mass and named it Warming Island, the Independent reported.

Satellite photos show that the island was part of the coast in 1985, linked to the mainland by an ice bridge in 2002 and completely separate by the summer of 2005, the newspaper said.

It is an example of the melting of the world's second-largest ice sheet, after Antarctica, the Independent reported.


Monday, April 23, 2007

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Another Week of GW News, April 22, 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_




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

"If you look at the total number of new coal plants that analysts

think will be built around the world over the next 25 years,without carbon capture and sequestration, these new plants will

emit 30% more CO2 than ALL previous human uses of coal."

-David Hawkins, NRDC Climate Center director