Sunday, August 9, 2009

Climate Change Skeptics Encounter Trouble In the Rockies
With the snowpack decreasing, the pikas have less insulation. That’s why, though the mountain climate is warming, the pikas are getting colder, and it’s why the American pika is in danger.
Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog: The Policy Lesson of Jared Diamond's Inconsistency
Jared Diamond's lunch with the FT was published yesterday. In it Diamond explains how people must change their ways or else risk a sustainability crisis, over an opulent lunch at his Bel Air mansion in Los Angeles (which, we are told, is "smaller and less gaudy" than its neighbors). Asked about this seeming contradiction, Diamond explains
Climate, Security and Politics - Dot Earth Blog -
Another reality is that while worries about climate-related instability are rising, near-term concerns about energy insecurity are already a top-tier issue both here and in China, the two dominant contributors to the planet’s greenhouse-gas blanket. China has made it clear lately that energy security there trumps climate concerns.

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