Climate Matters

There’s been some really excellent material over on Correlations. I recommend having a look. Among that, there’s been some very interesting posts about climate. The most urgent one is by Sheril, in which she reminds us about the behemoth, Cyclone Sidr, which is bearing down on Bangladesh right now, with potential human cost well beyond that of Katrina. One to watch.

The other posts I wanted to point to is the growing series of posts by Michael about climate science. People largely think of climate science in terms of the global warming arguments, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Michael’s trying to build an informative series of posts to inform us about what climate science is (it is not to be thought of as the study of the weather, for example), what its history is, and where it might be going. I recommend it all. So far, here are the posts in reverse order:



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One Response to Climate Matters

  1. Carl Brannen says:

    As you know, I’m working on an ethanol plant. There’s a book out called “Energy Victory” by the Robert Zubrin who wrote “The Case for Mars” about getting to Mars and mining rocket fuel to get back.

    That book has a chapter on global warming. I agree with his position: at the current levels of consumption, global warming is not much of a problem. However, if the whole world is to get to 1st world consumption levels, it’s a very big problem. His solution is to promote renewable fuels by requiring cars sold in the US to be flex fuel capable. That will propagate out to the rest of the world since everybody sells their cars here.