No 'instant gratification' in climate makes for a poor motivator

From the University of British Columbia Delayed gratification hurts climate change cooperation Time is a huge impediment when it comes to working together to halt the effects of climate change, new research suggests. A study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change reveals that groups cooperate less for climate change mitigation when the rewards…

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Do the Math: Solar Panels and Hockey Sticks

Guest essay by Chris Yakymyshyn Vermonter Bill McKibben was recently quoted in Salon Magazine: “The roof of my house is covered in solar panels. When I’m home, I’m a pretty green fellow. But I know that that’s not actually going to solve the problem.” This is a very interesting comment. He had solar panels installed…

Monday Mirthiness: Crock-on (UPDATED)

Josh sends this cartoon along (and now an updated version) in reference to Paleoscientist: Mann’s recent work was a ‘crock of xxxx’   Philip Bratby was the inspiration with this comment at BH: “More politely known as “a pile of poo”, the term “a crock of shit” derives from an ancient Roman custom that coincidentally took…

Radiative Forcing, Radiative Feedbacks and Radiative Imbalance – The 2013 WG1 IPCC Report Failed to Properly Report on this Issue

Guest essay by Roger A. Pielke Sr. Main Points 1. The difference in ocean heat content at two different time periods provides the global average radiative imbalance over that time [within the uncertainty of the ocean heat measurements] 2. This global average radiative imbalance is equal to the sum of the global average radiative forcings…