Dr. Syun Akasofu: 20 points of context on global warming, politics, and the economy of the world.

From Roger Pielke Sr. – Guest Weblog By Syun Akasofu Of International Arctic Research Center At The University of Alaska Fairbanks Dr. Syun Akasofu has provided us with a guest weblog…

National Wildlife Federation predicts more Cleveland heat waves

People send me stuff. I’m thinking they must be worried about the urban animals. Why else would a wildlife federation be jumping into city public policy? Hmmm. I’m not against…

Soot And The Arctic Ice – A Win-Win Policy Based On Chinese Coal Fired Power Plants

Via Roger Pielke Senior’s new and improved Climate Science Blog: Kiminori Itoh of Yokohama National University has prepared a guest weblog for us. It is titled: “Soot And The Arctic…

Climate Science: follow the money

Government monopsony distorts climate science, says SPPI The climate industry is costing taxpayers $79 billion and counting Washington, DC 7/22/2009 09:12 PM GMT from TransWorldNews The Science and Public Policy…

Historic parallels in our time: the killing of cattle -vs- carbon

From our perspective as a modern society, the actions of the Xhosa would seem foolhardy, even insane. First let me say, I’m not at all against alternate energy, or improved…

U.N.'s 'Global Warming=300,000 Deaths a Year' Report – Kofi Annan implies: "close enough for government work"

Many of you have probably heard by now of  the UN. Report saying that “global warming is killing 300,000 people a year”. There’s a Times Online Story (h/t to Gary…

Leaked OMB CO2 memo: "no demonstrated direct health effects"

All is not well in CO2 regulation land. You may have heard about a leaked memo from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that questions the EPA findings on…

Dealing with climate change in the context of other, more urgent threats to human and environmental well-being

Guest post by: Indur M. Goklany In a series of posts (collected here) we saw that no matter how significant climate change may seem when viewed in isolation, it pales…

Sugar coated consumerism or just plain crap?

I’m truly sorry for the title, but it says what I think about this succinctly. I tried half a dozen variations and kept coming back to the one word. There…

Is Climate Change the “Defining Challenge of Our Age”? Part 3 of 3

Part III: Where does global warming rank among future risks to environmental health? Guest essay by Indur M. Goklany NOTE: Entire 3 part series is now available as a PDF…

Is Climate Change the “Defining Challenge of Our Age”? Part 2 of 3

Part II: Where does global warming rank among future risks to public health? Guest essay by Indur M. Goklany In Part 1, we saw that at present climate change is…

Is Climate Change the "Defining Challenge of Our Age"? Part 1 of 3

Part I: Ranking global warming among present-day risks to public health. Guest essay by Indur M. Goklany There seems to be no limit to the hyperbole surrounding climate change –…

Are today's poorer generations morally obliged to solve problems that may or may not confront tomorrow's much wealthier generations?

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany http://Goklany.org Some people argue that we are morally obliged to reduce greenhouse gases aggressively because otherwise the world’s current development path would be unsustainable,…

Wrong: World Health Organization claims that health goes down as carbon goes up

Does health go down as carbon goes up, and vice versa, per the World Health Organization’s claim? Guest post by: Indur M. Goklany A World Health Organization (WHO) communiqué to…