"Bright Scientists, Dim Notions" is the title of a NYT article from a few days ago prompted by the recent controversy over scientifically unfounded and racist remarks made by James Watson about the supposedly inherently inferior intelligence of the African race as compared to Caucasians. The article is an interesting review of a few other … Continue reading Bright Scientists, Dim Notions
Okay, that headline should really say "What if...", but hey, this is one of "the internets" and I'm just one of those irresponsible activist bloggers, so what do I care? But let's get to the point... Today's Dilbert cartoon offers some sound advice to Exxon Mobile, half of which they are already following. Now, true … Continue reading Exxon Hires Dogbert Consulting
Oceans are 'soaking up less CO2' is the headline of a recent BBC News article. (Well, it is recent in most senses of the word though not in blogger-land...Rabbet Run discusses it here, Stoat did it here, and Michael Tobis blogged about it here). So the news is that a some new research indicates that … Continue reading Oceans are ‘soaking up less CO2’
Australia's 2007 Person of the Year, Tim Flannery, was interviewed in a long segment on Democracy Now last week. Listen/Watch/Read It is an interesting interview on a great daily news source.
If Gore Were Arrested is the title of an article at The Nation online. According to this report Al Gore has been invited to participate in civil disobedience with the Rainforest Action Network and he is considering it! The article finishes its headline sentence this way: If Gore did end up getting arrested during a … Continue reading What If Al Gore Were Arrested?
Real Climate has a good post on geo-engineering and why it is only fitting as a final act of desperation, not a policy platform. It expresses very well all my own misgivings (it's a terribly dangerous one-chance-to-get-it-right experiment on the entire planet, it commits the human race to centuries of climatic meddling, it will ultimately … Continue reading Another big problem with geoengineering
Sipping from the internet firehose... This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H.E.Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's GW news roundup (skip to bottom) Top Stories, Accelerating CO2 Growth, GEO-4, Mass Extinctions, Roe & Baker, Prins & Rayner, IAC Melting Arctic, California Wildfires, Catch Up Hurricanes, GHG Sources, Glaciers, Pine … Continue reading Another Week of GW News, October 28, 2007