PSDBI blogged about the CBC radio series Ideas presenting Gwynne Dyer’s “Climate Wars” before, but now that all three episodes are up I wanted to mention it again.
Even if you do not have time to listen to them now, download them now as Part One will be expiring in less than a week, and Parts Two and Three in each subsequent week.
If you imagine that climate change is going to be anything but horrific, and a lot sooner than most people imagine, then the series is a must listen. It will disabuse you of that illusion very quickly.
For those who wallow in climate issues there may not be a lot new, but Dyer very nicely presents the social and human cost of climate change without all of the caveats that scientists have to attach to every statement.
As audio I have found it is a good introduction to the harsh realities of climate change for people who are simply not going to read the web links you send them. Perhaps like me you will rush out and get the book as well, both for the additional detail and for the sources. So far I have found it well worth the investment.
So Sue Us or shut up already
Somehow (to my shame) in writing John Coleman, put up or shut up I missed We are really, really suing Al Gore really, and here is a silly graph over at the Inactivist Journal.
To try and atone for the gaffe I will report that the Denier conspiracy chart has been updated with the post Global warming: the Iron Mountain conspiracy.
While the Denier delusions are getting more convoluted they all still hang on the necessity of getting millions of scientists from almost every nation on earth to collaborate (as discussed here), and hence are still hopelessly idiotic … you ever try to get 6 scientists to agree on pizza?
Centre for Environmental Journalism
I have been meaning to mention them for a while now, and with todays publication of “The climate skeptic playbook” it seems a good moment. This particular post takes down a number of the current climate Denier favourites. Check it out and look around.
To Gareth Renowden who very kindly blames credits me with inspiring his humourous take down of Monckton’s latest silliness “Temperature Change and CO2 Change – A Scientific Briefing “. Scrotum’s characterization of Monckton as “Daft bugger” in Monckton & the case of the missing Curry is spot on.
To Joseph Romm for calling this “The best climate blog you aren’t reading” (blush) . My computer difficulties (and ‘other’) were most inopportunately timed in terms of having the site being regularly updated when he posted that.
To the “Regulars”- Those of you who come here regularly and help to keep order and add to the quality of the site by contributing to the comment threads with your knowledg, insights, and links to relevant information. As I have noted before, a good blog takes a cyber-village, and I am deeply grateful for your work.
I am still trying to catch up from my period of enforced computer idlenesss and that includes scrolling back through the comment threads, so please do not feel ignored, just neglected for the moment 🙂
We give our consent every moment that we do not resist.
Denier “Challenge” aka Deathwatch Update: Day 114 … still no evidence.