Nov 292006

While the world continues to heat up, the US Supreme court is going to wait until next summer to “decide” if carbon dioxide is a pollutant. Meanwhile, the Ross Ice Shelf threatens collapse, with a corresponding (and dramatic) rise in sea levels.

James Lovelock say’s that an 8c rise in temperature is already “built in“, no matter what we do, which efforts are “morally commendable, but wasted”.

Personally, I suspect he’s right because the feedback mechanisms take a long time to reveal themselves. Continue reading »

Nov 262006

I don’t usually follow this stuff too closely, because everytime they make a “prediction”, another white rabbit gets pulled out of that and things manage to grind on for while longer.  But this article, say’s that we’re over our limit.  Make of it what you will, crash soon or crash later, I dunno.

Nov 232006

These pictures speak for themselves:

Before trawling

After trawling

Australia, North West Shelf, water depth about 70 m; first photo taken in an area where trawling has not been allowed; second photo taken in an area heavily trawled by pair-trawlers.

Nov 222006

“They sold us out. First of all, they sold us out a long time ago. But taking recent history as an example, the Democrats sold us out over 9/11, and the Iraq war. Now that they are back in power in Congress and the Senate, they’ve made it clear already that they’re going to keep selling us out too.”

We were still in the garden and Frank had grabbed a spade to help out. That was pretty cool, because he’d done it without asking. I had just gotten done with dumping a whole lot of information on him with regards to the empire system we all labored under. The huge difference wasn’t lost on me. Frank had volunteered for this ‘help’, unlike the empire which had shoved it down our throats. Continue reading »