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Category Archives: Climate change
I had an argument with a friend whose opinion I respect. Actually, I didn’t know I was having an argument until he told me he was furious. He needed a lift to pick up his motor bike from the mechanic, … Continue reading
Suppose you are driving, and the fuel gauge of the car is hovering just above zero. You don’t know how far you’ll need to drive before being able to top up. How do you drive? If you want a future, … Continue reading
We live at the end of times. The conversion of the USA into Trumpistan (thank you for the brilliant term, Margaret Goodman) has taken us a huge jump toward global disaster. The only rational reaction is despair. There are delightful … Continue reading
Recently on an email list, Hiazar Hiazarus stated this: “It was hotter in the 30s and much hotter during the medieval warming period. Long term it’s been cooling for the last 13 thousand years after a sharp warming that ended … Continue reading
The sun is not a homogenous ball of energy, but has surface variations, called sunspots. There is an 11-year cycle during which sunspot activity goes up and down. At the moment, we are at a low spot. This is more … Continue reading
Updates Comments A revision After extensive email exchanges with Pieter Oosterhoff, I have decided to make a change in my predictions. Rather than withdraw this essay, or scribble within it, I have posted the new material below it. However, the … Continue reading
Here it is from Greenpeace: ARCTIC DRILLING STOPPED! Dear Bob, I can’t quite believe I’m writing this, but omg we did it! After a “disappointing” first round of drilling, and in the face of “challenging” regulation, Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet … Continue reading
Shell would like to be seen as environmentally responsible. Its PR machine makes all the right noises. However, actions speak louder. This company is right now drilling in the Arctic, with a high probability of disaster. Apart from the risk … Continue reading
Dan Dorritie has a free book, available on the web that amounts to a scientific thesis about the end of the great Permian extinction event, some 250 million years ago. While is it scientific and rigorous, it is very readable. … Continue reading