Problems like global warming, with effects measured over centuries, might mean more to today’s policymakers if they knew they were going to personally face the consequences. The longer people expect to live, the more abstract concepts become practical concerns.
The EPA is amending the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule to implement technical corrections, clarifications and other amendments, including revisions to global warming potentials for certain greenhouse gases. The agency’s action also establishes confidentiality determinations for the reporting of new or substantially revised data elements. Show More Summary
A recent study published in PLOS Biology has analyzed the chemical changes in the Earth’s oceans caused by excessive greenhouse gas emissions. It determined the cascade of events that are likely to occur if current ocean warming and acidification trends continue: the destruction of marine habitats, the extinction of ocean species and ultimately devastation of […]
Interesting: Critics of those who claim that man-made global warming is a serious threat to the planet and settled science frequently point to the fickleness of scientists on the issue, noting that in the 60s and 70s scientists were warning of just the opposite. It now appears the critic’s claims may have merit as a […]
The problem is not that governments are not doing enough to fight global warming. It’s that governments, particularly the Harper administration, are actually in the way. The starting point in discussing the enormous opportunity of the green economy is to appreciate that the future of a fossil fuel-dependent economy will be short and painful. Show More Summary
Today’s topics: global warming, advent trees, Super Bowl ads, and das #WHYouth. BONUS: Picture of my puppy! OPEN THREAD
Ten days ago, while the climate change summit was under way in Warsaw, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviewed two scientists who believe dealing with global warming will require more than a technological solution, but a change in the entire economic order in the United States and other industrialized nations. Show More Summary
From the American Institute of Physics, some research they lament doesn’t carry “the same emotional wallop as images” related to “climate trends”. Oh, darn. Maybe they need to link up with artist Paul Kos whose performance art is seen at … Continue reading ?
Why is the Arctic changing?Global warming is melting the ice sheet covering the top of the world. The amount of ice during the summer months has declined more than 40 percent since the 1970s, a trend that most climate scientists say is a consequence of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. Show More Summary
Putting Sir Isaac Newton on the right path Short story by Christopher Bowring When lay global warming skeptics point out to alarmists that the recent seventeen year period of steady global temperatures invalidates their climate models which predicted runaway global … Continue reading ?
So I'm a speaker at this conference, a month or two ago, and I've just delivered my spiel about the global warming hysteria being a classic example of the madness of crowds. The audience are gratifyingly impressed: some of them have never heard this stuff before, certainly not expressed in quite so forthright a way. [...]
By the time the last round of international negotiations on how to address climate change wound wearily to a close in Warsaw last weekend, ministers and other delegates had been talking (and scrapping) for over 40 hours without sleep. Now, finally refreshed to some extent, they are having to work out the implications of what [...]
A new study on continued global warming after emissions stoppage challenges the widely-accepted scientific consensus that the planet’s temperature would actually remain the same or decline if CO2 emissions suddenly stopped. read mor...
Don't expect Morrissey to have a happy Thanksgiving. The British singer and outspoken vegetarian is blasting both the annual holiday's menu as well as President Barack Obama for engaging in the traditional turkey pardon Wednesday. Morrissey...Show More Summary
A favorite global warming denier's spiel to put our minds at ease is to assure us that "CO2 is good for you." The claim that the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is not a pollutant but an integral part of the earth's atmosphere and theShow More Summary
A new update has arrived for Plague Inc., bringing players new scenarios in the latest expansion pack. This adds 14 new gameplay modes that allow players to experiment with real-life diseases, along with new strategies on how to infect the world. Show More Summary
I would just like to say that there isn’t that much of a major concern over global warming anymore. One of the two major political parties (Republicans) has no interest in addressing climate change. In fact,Cheap Uggs, Republicans are increasingly denying that climate change is even a problem. He is a hero. Their view of [...]
With much fanfare from the faithful (a grand total of 15 comments as of this writing), SkepticalScience recently released their 4-Hiroshima-Bombs-per-second widget. Their claimed intent is to “raise the awareness of global warming”. Nonsense. Their intent is to scare people—children … Continue reading ?
Originally published on the Lenz Blog. Eduard Porter makes the case for nuclear energy as a countermeasure to global warming in the New York Times. I learned of that article by reading the thorough debunking of the cost assumptions for nuclear by Charles Komaneff here. Show More Summary
I used to be a firm believer in man-made global warming (or “AGW”). Because I can remember the years when winter really meant winter – i.e. an extended period of mild, drizzly greyness, without even a hint of sleet – not like these modern, snowy, freezing winters, as they are experiencing right now in the [...]