CO2 Makes Humans Dumber

That’s what Joe Romm says, quoting research from Harvard. If true, this finally solves the great mystery of global warming: How can humanity be both so clever as to develop modern civilization in the first place and so dumb as to burn all the fossil fuel? My previous explanation involved an alien hypnotist who made … [Read more…]

NASA Scientist Eric Rignot Video

This short “elevator pitch” on global warming has one very good metaphor. That’s the part where he says: These changes are occurring very fast. We are on a very fast train heading for the wall. This is true when looking at the pace of change in geological time scales. The speed of changes is off … [Read more…]

David Roberts Pessimism Piece

David Roberts got a lot of attention for a recent post saying that global warming is a difficult problem. I have a couple of comments. For one, I was surprised to read this: The IPCC scenarios that come in below 2°C require BECCS to remove between 2 and 10 gigatons of CO2 a year from … [Read more…]

Desert Fox

Attribution for the picture: Wikimedia Commons In my review of George Marshall’s book on global warming messaging, I noted that the usual symbol (polar bear) is actually not suited to the task, according to Marshall. I agree. Polar bears are great when you want people to think about a cool drink. They don’t make much … [Read more…]