Funny. I was just musing that volcano eruptions are (unlike air crashes and flags) one of the few things that can’t possibly be blamed on global warming. Then, on the 10am radio news (Southern Star to be precise), someone went and did it. One can only wonder at what “trick” these people are using to… Continue reading Volcanoes and Global Warming
Bill Gates is now pointing out that spending money on climate change could end up taking money from real, immediate causes like health. Gates, the Microsoft Corp co-founder whose $34 billion (21 billion pounds) foundation is fighting malaria, AIDS, tuberculosis and other diseases in developing countries, expressed concern about the amount of spending pledged at… Continue reading Evidence of the Tide Turning on Climate Change (or is that sea level dropping, it’s hard to tell)
From Dave at Big News. This is so funny. Personally, I’d have gone a bit further on the “Greenpeace is a political organisation, why are you getting your information from them” angle. But again, if I was the interviewer the interview would have finished a log sooner. 🙂
Heard this on the radio this morning. India says it worked with China and others to thwart pressure from the developed world to agree to binding emission targets at the Copenhagen climate conference last week. Environment minister Jairam Ramesh says all of Delhi’s concerns were safeguarded, including resisting calls for global reductions in carbon emissions.… Continue reading India – saving the world for our children
Let’s save the endangered Polar bears. Nobody talks about “overpopulated” when discussing the bears’ outlook. Yet despite the Canadian government ‘s $150-million commitment last week to fund 44 International Polar Year research projects, a key question is not up for detailed scientific assessment: If the polar bear is the 650-kilogram canary in the climate change… Continue reading It’s all about the Polar Bears!
This video is quite interesting. A father (who is a biologist) and son have taken NASA temperature data from urban locations and nearby rural ones. They then analyse the data and discovered that the rural sites are not warming, but the cities are. What this suggests is that the earth itself is not getting warmer,… Continue reading Rural vs City Warming in the US
Ok, I haven’t been following all the talk on this NIWA scandal so if someone’s answered this do tell. But here’s something I noticed. Here’s the raw data for Wellington temperatures. Here’s the adjusted temps. (I’m not that interested Thorndon, which is what everyone’s going on about.) What I noticed is that the trend line… Continue reading NIWA Data – An observation from another non-scientist
Glancing through my RSS feeds I read this at Sempa Vita. “Women with access to reproductive health services … have lower fertility rates that contribute to slower growth in greenhouse gas emissions.” Wait a minute. In develping countries, much of the population grows it’s own food via means that the greenies would describe as “sustainable”.… Continue reading Developing with Climate Change
Apparently Al Gore’s documentary fantsy flick actually comes in Dutch. Sort of funny to watch if you don’t speak the language. But even funnier is telling Holland that they’ll be flooded if sea levels rise. Honestly, if you’ve ever heard a Dutchman talk about water you’d know that that’s sort of like telling backcountry USA… Continue reading Mocking An Inconvenient Truth
Several commentators have pointed out the stupidity of the protest action yesterday. All I have to say is, since when did enviromenal protests have to make any sense? These protests are about getting on TV, and creating mischief. Rarely do they actually address the real issue, and can even cause issues where none existed before… Continue reading What? You want common sense from the enviromental movement?