Friday, December 07, 2012

Smoke from Arctic wildfires may have caused Greenland's record thaw
Satellite images suggest soot particles settled over ice sheet making it absorb more heat during last year's extreme melting
Quark Soup by David Appell: Divestiture from Fossil Fuel Companies
In short: it's easy to protest against things that don't cost you anything.
...Every college student out there today is highly dependent on a vast energy infrastructure that runs almost entirely on fossil fuels. (At last count, only 9% of US energy came from renewable sources, over the last 12 months.)

Turn all that off? No way -- of course. (How would McKibben get to his next protest?)

Use all renewables? Watch the students complain when their tuition goes up to cover the increased cost of renewable energy.
Until noncarbon energy is cheaper than, or at least equal to, the price of fossil fuels, there will be no cutbacks. Period.
Hottest Year Ever : Below Zero Temperatures In New Mexico On Monday | Real Science

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