Here is another example of how climate change becomes the narrative for other debates of our times. Roger Pielke Jr. recounts how his proposal for government action in energy issues ends up in a head on collision with a libertarian view of government and economics. Climate change doesn’t even seem like the issue at stake, […]
There is a new documentary out that is causing quite a bit of controversy, on the mistakes and exaggerations of global warming. For some, it is the response to Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth”. It is called “Cool It” and despite its potential for generating controversy, has been surprisingly well accepted. One good way to learn […]
Last week in Boulder, Mike Hulme gave an impressive presentation of his book and his intellectual contribution to the subject of climate change. The title of the book is explains a lot of the project: “Why we disagree about climate change”. Mike explains climate change as an idea more than a physical event, it is […]
Update: Part 2 of the response to this post is in the following page. Grist magazine is a well known source of environmental news and commentary. Here is an article which serves as a perfect example of the unhealthy conflation of issues and reasons why so many people dislike, discredit and even oppose environmentalists. In […]
Here’s a post full of complexity and controversy. So NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) recently released it’s Arctic “Report Card” and a little video that is embedded below. You can also read some analysis by Revkin here. Watching this video can elicit many reactions from: recognizing the situation, seeing the problems and fear, looking […]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_U_-ggZbdM&feature=player_embedded] In the Synod of Bishops of the Middle East, the Pope delivered an incredible reflection, without reading a text or prepared paper (see the video), that includes deep spiritual reflections, especially on Mary and ‘simple faith’, the dangerous ideologies of our times, such as the slavery of capital and fundamentalist terrorism that become gods, […]
The Economist has in interesting article on the failure of nuclear energy to fill in the energy gap in the USA. As you can imagine a lot of it has to do with politics, and the Obama administration that seemed favorable has pulled out big time. Meanwhile, it seems that “drill, baby, drill” is the […]
Here is an article from the BBC commenting on the IPCC response to recommendations for the change in their structure and approach. Many commentators see through this as a mere farce.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgYOs71Vwng] This video has been doing the rounds on Youtube and caused sensation everywhere. The dumbest piece of PR in a long time. You can find some commentary here and here on the NYT. The full apology is also available. Enjoy!
You can listen to a thoughtful piece by Roger Pielke Jr. on Geo-Engineering in relation to climate change. I have heard Roger on this several times, and he doesn’t seem to be a big fan, for good reasons. Check it out here, on Southern California Public Radio.