Archive for the ‘Tim Flannery’ Category

As long as skepticism is based on sound understanding of science, it is invaluable, for that is how science progresses

Thursday, October 13th, 2011
profile and shadows

Skeptics who continue to deride the global circulation models include Jack Hollander, emeritus professor of energy and resources at the University of California. In his most recent book, The Real Environmental crisis, Hollander opines that “computer simulations… do not provide an adequate basis for the catastrophic generalizations about future climate…

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Humans have come such a long way in such a brief time that our imaginations are irretrievably mired in the past

Monday, September 26th, 2011
chains

Humans have come such a long way in such a brief time that our imaginations are irretrievably mired in the past. Perhaps, as seems to be the case with many American neoconservatives, they are trapped on the western frontier or in the last great war. For others they reside in a now obsolete national…

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We are the weather makers, and the future of biodiversity and civilization hangs on our actions

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
lightening strike

Much could go wrong with this linked lifeline to climate safety. It may be that the big power users will infiltrate governments further and stymie the renewables sector; or maybe we will act too slowly, and nations such as China and India will have already invested in fossil fuel generation before the price of renewables comes down. Or perhaps…

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