Not much to round-up today (well, actually, I am not in a position to round-up much), and some is sobering. Try this one: “We find that poor economic conditions do not drive participation in ISIS. ” Paper here. Read the abstract, intro and conclusion, you will be depressed. I think Trumpists will use this one fiercely […]
Category Archive for 'Environment'
Readers, just reminding you that in 2016, the Corporate Average Fuel Economy of an automaker’s vehicle fleet of “cars” is supposed to be 36 miles per gallon (that was what I initially thought, but Wiki says it is FORTY ONE!). Question, how many cars on retailer floors even have this as part of their sticker? […]
I enjoyed this report from the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, which is a nice nuts and bolts summary of the electricity challenges facing developed nations in the next 30 years. Here is the slide most people would simply reject out of hand:
In a comment on the previous post, a friend of a commentor sends him evidence that glyphosate is toxic and obviously bad and obviously (we can surmise) should be banned. Do people read their own bullshit? Do they think for more than half a second when they send stuff like this around the interweb? So, […]
Japan takes over 300 Minke whales for “research” purposes. I’d love to know how many Minke whales we are told are threatened by warming and more acidic oceans? I wonder how many billions of dollars that have been funneled to climate issues that could have been directed to direct conservation efforts, and what kind of protection […]
Solar panel plant in my hometown closes down. 53 jobs disappear. Or do they?
I fancy myself a land conservationist/preservationist. You’d think I’d be celebrating the most recent three additions to the list of National Monuments in the U.S. You’d be wrong – and it pains me, sort of liking turning down a date with someone that would be quite fun and you know not good for you. Real […]
… I wished that people could stop for a moment to celebrate the life and contributions of people like Norman Borlaug. He is probably the greatest “farmer” of all-time, and arguably has done more good for humanity than the entire combination of leaders and rulers who have ever walked the face of this Earth. If […]
One of my favorite movies of all time was Spaceballs. That’s probably because I was a young boy when I saw it, and have not watched it since. In any case, remember MegaMaid? You can imagine she can serve some very important climate functions. If we could construct carbon scrubbers for our atmosphere that would […]
All of these accept the premise that future damages from anthropogenic warming will be serious, i find this to be a useful discussion strategy: Climate change will cause massive heat and drought and leave people in need of food. OK, compare then, the most effective and optimistic scenarios for reducing CO2 emissions and preventing warming […]