Posts Tagged ‘arctic’

Arctic monkey wrenching

Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, February 28th, 2018 - 121 comments

“This is more than just a temperature anomaly. It is an off-the-scale event. Why is the Arctic meltdown not headline news in every paper?” – George Monbiot

If someone said hey, your house is going to burn down, we don’t know if it’s in the next hour or next week, what would you do?

Living without our fridge – 4-6C hotter

Written By: - Date published: 12:56 pm, January 1st, 2017 - 100 comments

My first degree about 35 years ago was in earth sciences. And one of my lifelong passions has been reading the history, prehistory, and evolutionary history of humans. The timescales give me an appreciation of the farcical attempts of humans to stop crapping in our narrow evolutionary space over the last century. We’re going to live in a hot hot world we weren’t evolved for.

Maybe stop dropping it…

Written By: - Date published: 11:28 am, May 2nd, 2016 - 151 comments

…the hot potato – stop dropping it. Maybe grow the fuck up and react intelligently to the blindingly obvious.

Climate models fail to accurately predict Arctic ice – deniers fail to notice

Written By: - Date published: 3:32 pm, August 26th, 2012 - 80 comments

Like many people I’m always bemused by the lack of logic that the climate change deniers (CCD’s) have in their extremely selective picking of things to get wound up about – especially about climate models. But when an actual  self-evident flaw shows up in the models, well they simply seem to miss it entirely. Like it is now evident that the climate models used to predict Arctic melting vastly underrate the speed at which it is happening. The consequences are going to be unpleasant for the north.

Just one teeny problem…

Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, April 26th, 2012 - 72 comments

You’d think we’d draw some obvious conclusions from the Arctic melt. Apparently not though. We’re in a hole, but we’re going to keep digging…

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