Sunday, February 10, 2013

What Does It Mean to Be Comfortable? - NYTimes.com
In 1995, 10 percent of Mexican homes had A.C. By 2011, that figure had grown to 80 percent.
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Wilhite found that Norwegians placed emphasis on something they call koselighet — which roughly translates as “coziness,” but with certain social connotations. Part of koselighet is making your home a place other people want to visit and spend time in. In Oslo, that means making sure nobody thinks your house is cold. Ever. Half the households Wilhite sampled didn’t turn the thermostat down before bed. Nearly 30 percent kept it turned up even when they weren’t home.
Twitter / BigJoeBastardi: Attention AGW crowd. You next ...
Attention AGW crowd. You next major snowstorm to blame on global warming starts in the s plains Tuesday
Twitter / ClimateOfGavin: [Gavin Schmidt]
#pagesosm hoping to be virtually there after Indian visa #fail :-(
Twitter / RyanMaue: ...then ear-piercing ...
...then ear-piercing words.."we'll talk to Bill Nye about climate change and devastating storms". He has zip, zero, (negative) expertise
A foreign policy for an ascendant Canada | Conrad Black | National Post
In general, I think the Harper government has been commendably hard-headed on a variety of fronts but perhaps overly cautious on others.

On climate change, for instance, the Harper government has been cautious about hurling itself into the deep end of carbon taxes and the like (in contrast to former Liberal leader St├ęphane Dion, who came close to infringing animal-cruelty laws by naming the family dog “Kyoto,” after the farcical accord agreed to in that Japanese city). Most Canadians support Mr. Harper’s approach, but his lack of environmental bona fides is a constant subject of attack by liberal media and activists.

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