Climate Disruption

Punk'd or Monck'd?

There is a common misconception, spread throughout the media, that Climate Skeptics have been intentionally ignored by the mainstream media in order to create the impression in the reader or viewers mind, that what they have to say is being supressed.

Our natural instinct once this framing became the conventional wisdom, was to see overcompensation within the media to 'give them equal air time', and for many individuals to become somewhat outraged, believing that something was being hidden from them.

The net result, many of these individuals became convinced of a conspiracy, hence increased malleability to accept on face value the statements of the well groomed media personalities which burst onto the scene just prior to Copenhagen with the pretense they were 'whistleblowers' and there was a concerted effort to keep them quiet.

However, things are not quite as they seem....

Project Omelas - Finding a cause

On a daily basis there are louder and louder calls for us to begin to act on Climate disruption. With stories about sea-ice almost completely gone, Australia's food bowl continues to dersertify, temperature rise threatening the Barrier Reef one could get overwhelmed with the sheer scale of these challenges to even contemplate doing anything at all. Couple this up with the denialosphere and its easy to get paralyzed in fear.

I have a different idea.

We knew how to profit, not how to protect.



Does any one think this a little out of the ordinary?

  • Saturday, 26 September, 2009, Philippines Typhoon (Hurricane) Ondoy (Ketsana)
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2009, Samoa  An earthquake measuring 8.3
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2009. Samoa Another earthquake rocked the Samoan Islands
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2009, Indonesia  An earthquake measuring 7.6
  • Thursday, October 1, 2009, Indonesia Another quake shakes Western Indonesia
  • Saturday, October 3, 2009, Philippines Typhoon Parma
  • Sunday, October 4, 2009, Taiwan Typhoon Parma approaches Taiwan
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2009, Japan Typhoon Melor
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2009, Vanuatu Earthquake

    I've been thinking about the potential impacts of climate related weather events in the future and realized that I don't actually have to imagine what it would be like, because what is anticipated to occur as our climate changes, is happening almost on a daily basis already.

  • Drawing A Line in the Black Sand

    Crossposted from DailyKos. (Thanks!) Promoted. It's quite long, but well worth it. -- GH

    I think it was maybe a year ago I was flicking through cable TV, and I happened across a movie called "There Will Be Blood."

    There Will Be Blood is a 2007 American drama film directed, written and co-produced by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film is loosely based on the Upton Sinclair novel Oil! (1927). It tells the story of a silver-miner-turned-oil-man on a ruthless quest for wealth during Southern California's oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    I'd read a few books, watched a few documentaries and done a ton of internet research not long before this and had been slowly coming to the conclusion that we genuinely had a whole bunch of powerful people who knew that emissions of C02 were endangering the ability of life to survive on our planet. The frightening thing was many of these people were working hard to make sure we kept burning fossil fuels at ever increasing rates and making sure the transition to cleaner sources of energy never happened.

    I didn't really understand why though until I watched this movie and a few pennies dropped.