|Climate by Bill Henderson
(Bill Henderson has written more than 50 op-eds on the science, politics and
hopeful mitigation of runaway climate change over the past 10 years.)
Climate Change Consensus: Mann Vs McIntyre, For Example
This essay is about how a
science-process, controlled-access climate change wiki would work. Hopefully, my description will be both interesting technically and
Climate Change Denial - Scrabble
These are but two examples of how the Internet can bring new utility to or
enhance utilization of existing processes. Innovatively transferring the peer review and
publication part of the science process from the print medium to the Net promises a way to
speed up and focus the peer review process while greatly improving transparency.
Climate Change Denial - Default Mode
The broader presently non-existing discussion - and it should include everybody
from David Spratt to Matt Ridley - should be: Are our actions today possibly (probably -
potentially?) causing catastrophic consequences for future generations? And, if so, can
and should we initiate effective mitigation today? And if systemic change is necessary for
mitigation is such change possible within BAU, or, if not, how do we unblock so that
systemic change is possible quickly?
Insidious Climate Change Denial: Do You Have
Get out of denial. Escape BAU so that systemic change is possible. In one
local first; then emergency action in the US, the EU or China, and then it goes global.
And then our kids and their kids have a chance at a future.
Climate Change Science: Due Diligence for
Have we shown due diligence and proper consideration for the welfare of future
generations by doing our best to scientifically evaluate the spectrum of climate change
dangers and responsible mitigation management of our emissions?
Or are we in carbon addict denial refusing to do due diligence in evaluating what look to
be serious, possibly even humanity threatening dangers to future generations because we
don't want to accept the need to curtail our emissions? Are we turning a blind eye to the
damage we are potentially causing to our kids and grandchildren because we are afraid that
quantifying the dangers will force us to confront our present socio-economy and
Climate Change: Greening The Economy?
Monkeywrenching collapse is an alternative path but impractical and possibly the
catalyst to a fascist reaction. If the neocons were still in power and given the scale of
climate change danger and scientific bottom line, there would be plans to depopulate Asia.
Search, Climate Collaboratorium, Science vs
Scepticism, CC Wiki
The SEARCH programme for sea ice
in which every year scientists say at the beginning of the year how much sea ice they
think will be left at the end of the summer. Month by month they revise their predictions,
they explain why they're revising them.
The Olympics and Denial
Mr Olympic Promo Man Rick Cluff hosts the Early Edition and he's driving me nuts as
Olympic hype and worry invades his every second sentence. Rick Cluff used to be a sports
reporter and he has covered many Olympics and I'm sure has many fond memories of great
Olympic parties and the Olympics needs boosters and there are many good things about sport
and international competition and high-end events, but the Olympics are wrong, times have
changed and the Olympics are a luxury we can no longer afford, and you will never hear why
or what we should be doing instead listening to Mr. Cluff in the morning.
Change (Optimistic) Activism in 2010
Of course, we all knew the limits of what was possible and most of us
didn't expect much more at COP 15 than some global exposure and learning. Of course, you
and I who understand the serious dangers of climate change, especially the increasing
possibility of crossing a tipping point to runaway warming, are in a very small minority
and still involved in a wrap up
and blame game while the 50% or so of the world's population that did tune in
to the Copenhagen circus have moved on to the latest news. What do we do now?
BC Fossil of the Decade Awards
We (BC activists who recognize that climate change is an emergency requiring
urgent systemic change) are proud to announce the winners of the coveted fossil of the
Premier Campbell, Hansen, Schellenhuber
What can we do as the politicos seal a bad deal at Copenhagen? Make
an example of one of them, punish one of them either at Copenhagen or after to help clear
the way to the real deal we urgently need. My example is a minor Canadian premier but as
pointed out Canuck politicos (but not our activists) are big problems at Copenhagen.
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