James Lovelock - the man behind Gaia theory - is interviewed by the Guardian; reckons humas are too dumb to tackle global warming. Sad position to take; even sadder: to me, he seems spot on. Includes:
In Op-ed column in New York Times, Thomas Friedman reckoned "global weriding" is better term than global warming, for getting messages out to masses. Column includes:
Good commentary in the Times, by Dr Colin Summerhayes, an oceanographer and geologist at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, includes:
From Seattle pi comes info that should give pause for thought to people who are scared that tackling global warming will be expensive - for of course the costs of warming itself will dwarf those required for actual effective action to stem the cooling:
The "Climategate" brouhaha continues, with Cult of Denial folk claiming that emails stolen from climate scientists and their institutions (notably the University of East Anglia) show the science is so deeply flawed that it's just plain wrong.
Good article by Chris Mooney, in the Washington Post, includes:
After the Copenhagen summit produced much talk but - no surprise I thought - no real action, comes a Time article telling of Richard Branson being among people launching the Carbon War Room.
It's all too easy to read denialist type info and figure most Americans barely care re global warming, and many believe it is not an issue. Such an impression is belied by an Associated Press - Stanford University poll.
Op-ed piece in New York Times, by Bernhd Heinrich, says if forests are to help combat climate change, they must be varied, not just simple plantations. Includes:
Just come across this video, from WWF India. Shows erosion, people losing land and finding it harder to make a living, as storms increase, sea level rises.
Food for thought, I reckon, in press release from University of Utah:
This is the time to do something which will help our planet to act normally. As we all know that our planet is behaving in inappropriate manner. The season is not properly acting.
Good article in Time tells of China becoming serious about climate change (not in the article, but surely important - China is prone to severe weather, and the country's scientists have indicated there are already problems from global warming); yet dependent on coal for sustaining and
Good article on Christian Science Monitor's bright green blog, on similarities between global warming deniers and creationists - both wilfully ignoring/misunderstanding science, and in some cases deniers are also creationists. Includes:
I think it's fanciful to consider adapting to climate change will be viable: as problems mount, will react, but continually behind and falling further behind what's needed. New report helps reinforce my view, as says adaptation more costly than had been estimated: