Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for November, 2008

The Coming Ice Age

The Coming Ice Age

Notes from the blogosphere

  • New Denier1 Memes
  • One Dead Meme (we hope)
  • More ‘Global Cooling’ debunked (and quantifying crackpots)
  • Confusing the Global Warming Signal

New Denier Memes

1)  “We prevented the next ice age”

The Way Things Break barely got the prediction posted and the meme was already taking off.  This one springs from a new study that the earth was headed for a new ice age … in 10,000 years. Luckily climate change may save us. (more…)

Read Full Post »

prison-cellMind prisons and prisms are ways of thinking, the mental models that we use to understand the world. They determine what we think of information by shaping how we think about it.

Mind Prisons are suffocating models that blind us, confining us to a single, often inaccurate perception of reality. A Mind Prison prevents us from understanding even though a situation fits patterns we already know well. Mind Prisons cue our thinking to distort what we think of the facts and not be open to recognizing more appropriate mental models. (more…)

Read Full Post »

Just a short note to share a few of the days finds.

Johnny Rook over a Climaticide Chronicles has what he aptly called “Stunning Photos of Retreating Glaciers.”

“Are changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born”

W.B. Yeats Easter 1916

Lord knows how I missed this one “The narrow temperature window that gave us modern human civilization” at Climate Progress, but it really is a “must read.”

(more…)

Read Full Post »

The Pan is getting cooler ... really!

The Pan is getting cooler ... really!

The climate change / global warming Denier “Global Cooling” myth just get’s more and more obviously ridiculous every day.

Just a week ago I blogged about the recent Denier spam fest about media reports of local cold snaps.  Several of the points I made then have gotten more empirical support since, so this is a quick update.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Good, fast paced visually exciting video with lots of information about the livestock industry’s impact on climate change.

At under four minutes this is high impact education that you can share in a lot of places. It is produced by MEATtheFACTS.org and you should link to them if you are going to direct people.

for ratexla 😉

Read Full Post »

David Bellamy

David Bellamy

Botanist and environmentalist David Bellamy was a relatively successful broadcaster until 1994 when his broadcasting career tanked.  More recently he has been a climate change / global warming Denier who got some attention when some sloppy writing on his part led to a major new Denier myth.

Now we learn that Bellamy is the new Denier martyr because he was the victim of a vicious witch hunt by Enviro-Nazis Global Warming storm troopers. In the Daily Express where we are told “BBC SHUNNED ME FOR DENYING CLIMATE CHANGE.” In a nutshell, Bellamy was a “skeptic” so the BBC tossed him out.

Interesting. Just one or two problems with this story. (more…)

Read Full Post »

Ultimate Global Warming Challenge

Ultimate Global Warming Challenge

The Ultimate Global Warming Challenge! “$500,000 will be awarded to the first person to prove, in a scientific manner, that humans are causing harmful global warming.” That’s the challenge on Steven Milloy’s junkscience website. An easy $500,000 for someone, right? So why no takers?

The name Steven Milloy should be familiar as the former tobacco spinmeister mentioned in “Smoke and CO2: How to Spin Global Warming.” He is well known to climate rationalists as a major climate change / global warming Denier1. (more…)

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »