Dedicated to the balanced discussion of global warming
National Post – January 26, 2007
I wouldn’t be able to say that this is a balanced discussion of global warming if I didn’t bring up both sides of a given argument. I think that it is you, the readers, that need to decide with an open mind the validity of the arguments put before you. I will also give my editorial assistance to influence your thinking to my side – we don’t know enough and need to spend millions of dollars to figure this out before we invest billions (trillions) of dollars to solve a problem that may not be solvable.READ MORE
Wired Blog Network – July 3, 2007
Excellent blog article and semi-civilized comments on cosmic rays and climate change. As you may know, many people think that cosmic rays are the root of the current trend in global warming. I think the jury is still out on this subject, the arguments for and against all seem a little vague to me.
This blog entry concerns a paper that has just been released called “Cosmic Rays and Global Warming” that will be presented at the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, held in Merida Mexico from July 3 – July 11, 2007 (sounds like a happening event – how do I get an invitation). The paper refutes many of the theories about the creation of clouds by cosmic rays and proposes that the effect does not occur.READ MORE
I have no problems with people pledging to do better, I am just cynical that it will happen. Most Americans make “resolutions” each New Years (the most popular are to lose weight and stop smoking) and by the Super Bowl, these pledges are broken.
I do have some concerns about the details of this pledge. By pledging to the first one, 2-7 are pretty much moot. The first item, if implemented, would effectively prevent all the others from ever happening. In the US, to reduce CO2, H2O, and methane by 90% in 18 years (time for the next generation to be born) would be a gigantic burden on the economy. I mention this in a previous post: Wanna Pay $7 a Gallon?READ MORE
Coyote Blog – July 2, 2007
I just read the PDF version of “A Skeptical Layman’s Guide to Anthropogenic Global Warming” and found it to be quite interesting.
Upon my first reading, I think the author may have made a few mistakes and may be supporting some theories that have been proven incorrect but overall, this is an excellent read for everyone and many of his arguments are quite relevant. He especially criticizes the computer models (which regular readers will know is one of my pet peeves) and he uses his controls engineering knowledge to criticize some of the assumptions on feedback mechanisms.READ MORE
The New York Times – July 1, 2007
The US former Vice President, Mr. Al Gore, wrote an op-ed piece this weekend in timing with Live Earth. Live Earth is the concert that will take place on 7 continents to create awareness of climate change. While Live Earth has had its share of criticisms, the concert does promise to be quite enjoyable for the fans of its musicians.
There is no real news in this op-ed. Mr. Gore has been repeating this same message repeatedly for quite some time. It is an interesting read almost in what it does not say – it doesn’t foretell of the world ending. There is no ominous warning in these words. I find that interesting since Mr. Gore probably now has the biggest podium he has had since losing the US presidential race. Why does he not talk of a mammoth rise in the ocean levels, famine across the world, and the elimination of many species. Surely, he still thinks these are going to happen.READ MORE
Dilbert.com – July 1, 2007
C’mon – laugh a little bit. This one actually appeared today by Scott Adams. It is always good to laugh at serious things like global warming – otherwise we will just go crazy.
Click the image to go to the website that has a full size version.READ MORE
Here are some global warming cartoons for a sunny Sunday! Click each to go to the original website and see the full-size version.
Here is some related reading for you to enjoy:
Laugh a little with Dilbert
Global Warming Editorial Cartoons
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