Sunday, January 06, 2013

Prince Charles: Being a grandfather highlights need for climate change - Telegraph
"I don't want to be confronted by my future grandchild and (have) them say: 'Why didn't you do something?' So clearly now that we will have a grandchild, it makes it even more obvious to try and make sure we leave them something that isn't a total poisoned chalice [that has trace amounts of CO2 in it?]."
Cold weather hits eastern Turkey | General | World Bulletin
Heavy snowfall blocked roads to 1,020 villages in the region.
To get politics out of science, scientists need to be more scientific, not more political « JoNova
If Daniel Sarewitz wants people to perceive scientists as rising above politics, I hate to say the bleeding obvious, but scientists need to actually rise above politics. Scientists need to stop being activists and start holding logic and evidence above all else, and speak cautiously about their ability to predict the world until they can demonstrate their ability to do it.
In Fields and Markets, Guatemalans Feels Squeeze of Biofuel Demand -
In 2011, corn prices would have been 17 percent lower if the United States did not subsidize and give incentives for biofuel production with its renewable fuel policies, according to an analysis by Bruce A. Babcock, an agricultural economist at Iowa State University.
2008 Berkshire Hathaway weekend
Warren Buffet says whoever thought it was a good idea to burn corn for fuel is a complete idiot. He has said this every year for as long as I can remember.

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