Thursday, July 18, 2013


Aviation is a rogue industry on a runway to nowhere | Damian Carrington | Environment |
The right question is how many flights can the climate withstand?
Twitter / CHedegaardEU: New #LIFE programme triples ...
New programme triples climate spending. Over 860 mln euro for more action projects:
Twitter / clim8resistance: Funny that the evidence of ...
Funny that the evidence of catastrophe always lies in the most hostile and remote places @RogTallbloke @afneil @RichardTol @dougmcneall
- Bishop Hill blog - Chalk up another for low climate sensitivity
Nicola Scafetta has a new paper in Energy and Environment, which finds a figure for climate sensitivity of 1.35, some what lower than even the torrent of EBM papers over the last year or two.
Twitter / RichardTol: IPCC WG2 AR5 will introduce ...
IPCC WG2 AR5 will introduce Scary Cherries: Anecdotes selected to frighten the bejesus out of you.
An Environmentalist on the Lie of Locavorism | Observer
Transportation accounts for just 5 percent of the energy used by agriculture, so it’s the wrong place to look for efficiencies. Food production uses much more, but from that standpoint, urban farming gets the logic of nearness backward. A big rural farm is a marvel of efficient proximity, with hundreds of fertile acres bunched up against each other; when tractor drivers or tomato pickers finish one acre, they can start right in on the next. By contrast, urban farming works a far-flung, fragmented landscape, each cropped acre separated from the next by miles of crowded streets and buildings. Working those tiny, scattered city plots introduces huge dis-economies. Inputs like fertilizer and soil have to be hauled in pennypackets through stop-and-start traffic. Compost may be the best thing since holy water, but collecting, processing and distributing it in dribs and drabs burns fuel. Worse, the great expanses separating urban farmplots mean that labor and machinery can’t be efficiently deployed.

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