Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Quark Soup by David Appell: "The tragic consequences of 'the American way of life'"
"So we have reached the point in history where we must face up to the tragic consequences of 'the American way of life,' a way of life also lived in other affluent countries, albeit typically with less intensity and ideological conviction. The same qualities that made the United States a great nation -- relentless optimism, commitment to know-how, determination to expand -- have become the enemies of its preservation and, collaterally, the preservation of the rest of humanity. A nation that has expansion running in its blood can barely conceive of contraction, and so the question we well soon be forced to ask is how much of the rest of the world will be sacrificed to prolong the dream of affluence?"

-- Clive Hamilton, Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering
Twitter / aDissentient: Watching @CommonsSTC hearing ...
Watching @CommonsSTC hearing on public perceptions of climate sci. General theme: "how can we do propaganda better".
Twitter / ClimateReality: Watch @WorldBank President ...
Watch President Kim talk about change & poverty
World Bank zooms in on link between climate change, poverty - The Washington Post
STOCKHOLM — The World Bank says it will increasingly view its efforts to help developing countries fight poverty through a “climate [hoax] lens.”
Matt Ridley: Must We Go On Making These Mistakes? | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
The fourth assumption on which this Bill is based was that the climate would change dangerously and soon. Once again, this assumption is looking much shakier than it did five years ago. The slow rate at which the temperature has been changing over the past 50 years and the best evidence from the top-of-the-atmosphere radiation about climate sensitivity are both very clearly pointing to carbon dioxide having its full greenhouse effect but without significant net positive feedback of the kind on which all the alarm is based. The noble Baroness, Lady Worthington, and the noble Lord, Lord Stern, both mentioned Professor Myles Allen and they will be aware, therefore, of his recent paper, which found significantly reduced climate sensitivity. If that is the case, the dash to wind and biomass may well continue to do more harm to the environment as well as to the economy for many decades than climate change itself will do.

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