This piece in slate discusses the (wonderfully frank) political engagement of climate scientists at the AGU. This is discussed in the article itself, but I’d like to draw special attention to it’s mention of Jason Box, a long-time collaborator of Marco’s who’s leading the Dark Snow Project , which is looks at the effect of soot and wildfires on reduced albedo and is trying to crowd-source funding for a mission to figure it out.
I think this is a REALLY exciting project for a number of reasons (both the subject and the possible funding stream). …I’m trying to remember if I have any rich friends left that I haven’t managed to piss off yet…
Understanding the behavior of some animals we can intuit the tendency of climate. Alejandro Smith.
Are we not ready for Carbon tax and we need the EU to help us? Seems that everyone wants to cut carbon but no one wants to pay for it...now.
It's in the process?
NYT Article: "Studying Cities to Find Global Warming's Benefits"
Are we already past the point of mitigating climate change, and instead trying to harness whatever good can come of it? I hope not.
Climate chance and enviromental justice. Is it posible to create a global indicator for the "cost" of climate chance?.
World Bank President Kim: "A 4-degree warmer world can, and must be, avoided".
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Are President Obama's advisers telling him to "deflect the issue [of climate change] entirely"?? I think so.
It is disturbing that in his news conference last week, the president invoked the false choice that he himself described earlier this year between the environment and the economy. That is unfortunate. On the other hand, it is true that the fiscal cliff is the most pressing issue right now, and trying to tie in a carbon tax into these negotiations, while actually a great idea, is probably too much to ask. But, really, it's just another version of the "if not now, when" problem.
Yesterday's WNYC media discussions of Superstorm Sandy touched on the climate change aspect of extreme weather a lot, and one of the questions that was asked was "Was Sandy a tipping point in our thinking about climate change?"