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Posted inClimate Crisis

Exponential Change

Reading Time: < 1 minute Humans are prone to overshoot – acting only when it is too late. Take climate change or population growth or both or similar. Imagine there is big old pond in your back garden. On the first day there is 1 lily pad, the next day 2, the day after 4 and so on. On the […]

Posted inClimate Crisis

Debating Climate Change

Reading Time: 2 minutes There is no debate. Past that, there are idiots who still like to debate it, some will infest these threads, and media channels still try to present both sides by giving them equal air time. Some of you might say “Well, that is no way to try and change their minds.” But I think they […]

Posted inClimate Crisis

Climate Change Denialist Funders’ Leaked Report Absolutely Confirms Climate Change

Reading Time: 4 minutes I meant to write this weeks ago but got waylaid. This, in my opinion, is massive. A report has recently been leaked from bank JP Morgan who themselves have spent decades funding organisations seeking to spread denial and disinformation regarding climate change. They are the world’s largest financier of fossil fuels. In short, they are […]

Posted inClimate Crisis, Environment

Climate Change, Denialism and Changing Our Ways

Reading Time: 6 minutes I have got myself into thinking about climate change again with the torrent of depressing news concerning the environment, our climate and biodiversity. Recently, such news includes Brazil, under right-wing President Bolsonaro having an 88% increase in Amazon deforestation, governments and firms in 28 countries being sued over the climate crisis, this year on track […]

Posted inClimate Crisis, Environment

Candace Owens, Climate Change and Motivated Reasoning

Reading Time: 3 minutes This Joe Rogan excerpt is well worth a watch: Motivated reasoning is a powerful thing: the impetus to believe something irrespective of evidence and often in spite of it, due to other influencing factors. Climate change is a prime example of this. People tend to “believe” in climate change without really having become experts in the data […]

Posted inClimate Crisis, Science

A Genius…and a Global Warming Skeptic

Reading Time: 4 minutes This one is from a few years ago, but it came up in conversation elsewhere (that I was having with Jonathan). In an entertaining and provocative article in Atlantic magazine, Kenneth Brower takes a journey into the mind of Freeman Dyson, one of the most brilliant and productive scientists alive today. A Nobel laureate for his […]

Posted inClimate Crisis, Environment, Science

Revolutionary Ideas

Reading Time: 7 minutes Copernicus, Galileo, Darwin, Carson and Hansen. Most readers will recognize the first three names. A little head scratching might drag up Rachel Carson. But not many people will know that last name. Read on to find out the identity of the last individual, and what these five people have in common. Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543) When […]

Posted inClimate Crisis, Environment, Science

Here’s what happens when you try to replicate climate contrarian papers

Reading Time: 4 minutes This is so important an article (and paper it is derived from) that I had to share it. The final few paragraphs are powerful. Climate skeptics who claim to be the “real scientists” are so very wrong. It’s about time climate scientists fought back! From the Guardian:

Those who reject the 97% expert consensus on human-caused global warming often invoke Galileo as an example of when the scientific minority overturned the majority view. In reality, climate contrarians have almost nothing in common with Galileo, whose conclusions were based on empirical scientific evidence, supported by many scientific contemporaries, and persecuted by the religious-political establishment. Nevertheless, there’s a slim chance that the 2–3% minority is correct and the 97% climate consensus is wrong.

Posted inEnvironment, Politics, Science

In Florida, officials ban term climate change

Reading Time: 3 minutes The state of Florida is the region most susceptible to the effects of global warming in this country, according to scientists. Sea-level rise alone threatens 30 percent of the state’s beaches over the next 85 years.

But you would not know that by talking to officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the state agency on the front lines of studying and planning for these changes.

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