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, June 18, 2007

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Another Week of GW News, June 17, 2007

Courtesy of H.E.Taylor, here is this week's GW news roundup
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My first novel Water was published May, 2007. An Introductionto the novel is available, along with the Unpublished Forewordand the Launch Talk. An overview of my writing is available here.


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"I give a lot of talks on the subject [of GW], cause that is part of my job here to try to educate, and inevitably there will be somebody stand up and say, 'Well you know,this is a problem for the future. Why should we worry about this now?' Generally a grey hair like me. And it used to really bother me. Now I just ask them two questions. 'Do you have any children?' Most of the time they will say yes, and I ask, 'Do you have any grandchildren?' Yes, we do have grandchildren. Then I say, 'You are, we are creating for them the world that they will have to live in. And you know what? If they don't like it, there's not a goddamned thing they can do about it. We've done it. So if you don't care about your kids, or you really don't care about your grandkids, then I think you ought to ignore this problem.' Boy the room gets real quiet." -Dr. Tim Barnett, in the film _The Force of Destiny: The Science and Politics of Climate Change_



  • At June 18, 2007 9:33 PM, Blogger James M. Jensen II said…

    I wonder if you've seen the yahoos at:


    They claim that for $5, they'll KILL a tree for you. They're intent, of course, is to

    "take away the pathetic excuse of Carbon Credits from those liberals who hide their shame filled lives behind money-bought lunacy."

    They're description of such liberals farther down would be a kneeslapper:

    "Far Left Liberals are lunatics that operate solely on shame of themselves, their success, their country, and their wealth."

    In other worse, buy carbon credits and insist on carbon taxes or other actions against GW, and you hate America!


  • At June 19, 2007 10:49 AM, Blogger coby said…

    Hi James,

    Thanks for sharing that (I think??!). "It takes all kinds" seems somehow a blase response to such colourful lunacy...

  • At June 20, 2007 4:34 AM, Blogger CEW said…

    For the current situation in the Great Lakes Basin check out:

    Great Lakes--Lower Levels Raising Concern

  • At June 23, 2007 4:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is a fucking disgrace:

    "Even while rejecting the authority of the most comprehensive and reviewed scientific document on any subject, namely the IPCC report, one of the most common climate delusionist tactics is the argument from authority. Whether it is Alexander Cockburn responding to George Monbiot or some anonymous person on some blog, everyone has some personal "scientist" friend who assures them the rest of the world has gone mad.

    When an argument from authority is invoked it is perfectly legitimate to then examine said authority's, um ... authority, to see if there is really a good reason we should take their word over the word of ... well, just about everybody who would know."


    Why don't you just stop talking around the subject and come up with some evidence.

    This blog is an evidence-free zone.

    You are no scientist.

    You are just a stupid leftist cunt and dishonest on top of that.


    If thats not too much too ask.

    I don't think thats too much too ask.......

    (You stupid CUNT).

    Graeme Bird says fuck you idiot.

  • At June 25, 2007 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Every ones wrong but its still getting warmer


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