So over at Keith Kloor's place, we see Keith read a comment of Michael Tobis', (read it for your self here) in which he says: "Adaptation is crucial" and "adaptation and mitigation are not a tradeoff. They are two faces of the same coin." along with a whole bunch of, typical for Tobis, nuanced and … Continue reading Quote mining 101
Call me a skeptic, but this just sounds crazy. Brighten the oceans by making billions of tiny bubbles. And what about the marine life that is now plunged into shadow? Changed ocean chemistry? International agreements about cost and location? "Unknown unknowns?" What if we stop one day? Are we ready to bet the biosphere and … Continue reading Could Tiny Bubbles Cool the Planet? – ScienceNOW
It`s kind of nice to hear an expert in the field making the same observation I often have about the economic arguments that swirl around the climate policy debates. Specifically, opponents to mitigation policy have no trouble relying on the magic of the market and technology to rescue us from any possible difficulty climate change … Continue reading Anti-green economics – Paul Krugman
James Hrynyshyn at Island of Doubt yesterday put up a really interesting examination of the Copenhagen Conference's efforts to deal with just what is the "safety limit" for global warming. I won't add much accept to lament the fact that "as much as possible as soon as possible" is too vague for public policy goals. … Continue reading 2 C or not 2 C?
In the climate debates, I hear it all the time: why should the US do anything when China and India are the fastest growing and largest emitters of greenhouse gases on the planet? Though I make it a personal policy to never discussion mitigation policies with characters who will not even accept the reality of … Continue reading China and India: Just what should their CO2 responsibilities be?
So it seems there is another advantage to owning a hybrid! It can double as an emergency generator in case of a blackout: WHERE WAS YOUR HYBRID WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT? Ever been caught with no power in the midst of a winter storm and not have a generator? Well, if you have a … Continue reading Your Hybrid can double as an emergency generator
As the CO2 in the atmosphere continues to climb, already at a dangerous level, and the argument about doing something about it seems to have only just begun in the power circles, I fear that actively removing it is rapidly becoming an imperative. But is this doable? I don't know...I sure hope so. And not … Continue reading Turn CO2 into Rock