Weekly global sea surface temperature (SST) data can be noisy, capturing very short-term responses to weather, seasonal components, and the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). The preliminary and the February sea surface temperature anomaly updates included graphs of weekly global SST anomalies starting in 2004. They showed a sudden rise over 3 weeks in February. The rebound has ended, with global SST anomalies dropping significantly over the past 2 weeks.
I am not sure what pharmacological treatment might be implied by the authors' observation that "testosterone appears to decrease
aspects of empathy." Why pull punches when it comes to saving Mother Earth: If men are bad for the planet, why not suggest
getting rid of the bearers of Y chromosomes?
“The world is perfectly on track for a six-degree Celsius increase in temperature. Everybody, even the schoolchildren, knows this is a catastrophe for all of us.”
International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook report
As individuals, there is very little we can do directly in response to higher bills (apart from die of hypothermia), but industry can respond to an additional £1.8 billion to its costs – by shipping out and finding a less taxing environment. This, we have already seen with aluminium and other metal production, and the trend can only get worse.
With this extra tax applying only the UK, we have a double handicap – the EU and our own administration. Against that, industry really has only one choice, to get out and stay as far away as possible.
I was reading the global warming news. Something had changed. There was no longer the string of academic papers being cited as evidence for … There was the usual rhetoric from this or that concerned person.
Then it struck me. It was just another environmental issue. This week those reporting on it will be going on about Global Warming, the next it will be how we should all be vegetarians, the next it will be nuclear … or the latest wind farm.
It’s just another topic. Something to fill in between day 2 and day 4 of the environmental week.
No doubt it will come back as the next heatwave hits, but realistically I think Gleick was the final kick in the goolies.