For your Sunday morning reading here are three articles that in an interesting way are interrelated and deal with climate change, the issue that will not go away.
Firstly from Climate Progress a simple graphic that shows how strange the political debate has become. Just 0.02 percent of scientific papers published last year dealing with climate studies concluded that anthropogenic global warming claims were false while nearly two thirds of America’s House of Representatives and Senate Republican politicians think the same.
Secondly from the Guardian is a review of a book written by Jeremy Leggett which suggests that peak oil combined with difficulties relating to the proposed alternatives and an almost inevitable crash caused by the failure to properly deal with the 2008 Global Financial Crisis may create a global crisis in the near future. His thoughts are that demand for oil will outstrip supply within the next six years and the failure to reform global money markets will mean that the effect will be pronounced. I am sure that the captains of industry will disagree and will take the view that everything is fine and we should keep consuming.
And finally from Gizmodo.com an article about how removing motorways from inner city areas can actually improve the area, enhance values, and make the area healthier and more enjoyable to live in. Roads of National Significance are actually Roads of Irrational Significance. Below are before and after pictures of an area in Seoul where not only was the road removed but a stream was sunlighted.
Do you prefer this?