|Climate by Bill Henderson
(Bill Henderson has written more than 40 op-eds on the science, politics and
hopeful mitigation of runaway climate change over the past 10 years.)
Too Timid A Response Considering the Climate
The Liberals are proposing a 33% reduction in
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from present levels by 2020 but the emerging scientific
consensus is that a 90% reduction of GHG emissions is needed by 2030.
Is Very Repugnant To Some
Although almost everybody has awoken to the reality
of human induced climate change, most inhabitants of infotainment democracies still have
only a fuzzy, linear impact, polar bears and glaciers, underappreciation of the
seriousness of climate change. Climate change as increasing probability of human
extinction doesn't ever even make the top ten Google searches of the week.
Emissions Reduction -
Lessons from Failed Forestry Reform in BC
Canadians woke up to the reality of climate change in 2006. Weird
weather and Al Gore's brilliant movie combined to push public opinion over a tipping point
and as we start the new year climate change and the environment top the political agenda.
But the inconvenient truth is that Canadians are still seriously underestimating the
dangers from climate change and seriously over-estimating our ability to make necessary
change to limit emissions effectively.
A Christian 07
Now personally I think the hopeful news story
of 06 was the science article about the amazing biotic recovery
after the Permian extinction event. Yes it took over 5 million years but then nature
in her bounty totally recolonized creation. No matter what damage we do to flora and
fauna, forests, fish or flea, given enough time life will spring back. Even from runaway
global heating, though humanity may not survive to spring back.
Stern, Worm And
The Special Committee On Sustainable Aquaculture
We have been so successful as a species
that, like yeast in fermenting wine, we risk impending massive die-off as our population
expansion aided by fossil fuels and technology devours the ecosystem.
Change - A Frightening Lack Of Leadership
I've been waiting for some leadership in
confronting the intractable problem of making impossibly radical change in developed and
developing countries, TODAY, so that the world fifty years from now is still habitable by
man and the flora and fauna we now recognize as nature.
The big global warming story isn't Americans
finally accepting an inconvenient truth. Al Gore makes a brilliant presentation, but the
big story is the undeniable impact of a severe, early onset, global heating which only
paid deniers now refuse to accept. The emerging science story is the risk of this severe
impact creating positive feedback which could ratchet up temperatures higher and faster -
maybe 10 degrees and more; within decades, not a century away.
Heretics - Peak Oil And Runaway Global Warming
There is no more wicked a heresy today than
to suggest that the organic growth of our present economy should be interfered with,
should be replaced by a much more planned and regulated economy. Is there a fool who would
endanger millions of people's lives arguing for the impossible?
Warming - Denial
The scientific debate about human induced global warming
is over but policy makers - let alone the happily shopping general public - still seem to
not understand the scope of the impending tragedy. Global warming isn't just warmer
temperatures, heat waves, melting ice and threatened polar bears. Scientific understanding
increasingly points to runaway global warming leading to human extinction.
BLOCKBUSTER!!, Mr. Scorsese"
Mr. Scorsese, rumour has it
that you will always consider a screenplay: Mine is tentatively titled THE DARWIN AWARDS:
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