Sunday, December 30, 2012

Researchers: Climate change affects frequency of volcanic eruptions - Inside Costa Rica
According to the researchers, the Earth is approaching the peak of a hot climate cycle, however, the researchers did not say whether the peak of this cycle has been accelerated due to human activity.
Sue Happy Hansen | Musings from the Chiefio
One of the things that was pretty clear was that these folks are in a bubble. Giving each other self congratulatory awards. Preferential association with only other true believers. Verbal queues indicate the ostracism of any dissenter. A willingness to to assert that to disagree is to commit a “Crime Against Humanity”. And a strong desire to sue folks who do not agree. (Hansen was particular fond of his having “Sued the Government to get it to do it’s job”. A definite “power trip” POV. Also very much a messiah complex mixed with a load of fear and doom for the future. One subtext (an audience question) was that somehow we must all be persuaded to consume less. (Hansen’s answer was “a price on carbon”…) In their world, nobody gets much from the store, but you pay a very high price for what you do get. That this is called “poverty” seems to not sink in.
Schwarzenegger's Climate-Change Legacy -
On Dec. 19, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented Schwarzenegger with the U.N. Correspondents Association’s global advocate of the year award. The award recognized work he has done with Regions20, his U.N.-affiliated climate-change advocacy group. The group aims to push cities, states, provinces, and other regions to create a network of bottom-up climate policies that will eventually lead to broader action.
Articles: The Allure and Danger of Scientism
Scientism is not science. It is an ideology that is often confused with science. It is, rather, an abuse of the scientific method and scientific authority.

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