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The Schellnhuber Equation

Graham Readfearn has an article in the Guardian titled: “Scientist’s theory of climate’s Titanic moment the ‘tip of a mathematical iceberg’ Formula for climate emergency shows if ‘reaction time is longer than intervention time left’ then ‘we have lost control.’” drawing our attention to an article in Nature by Timothy Lenton, Johan Rockström, Owen Gaffney, Stefan Rahmstorf, Katherine Richardson, Will Steffen … Continue reading

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Tiny Beetle Named after Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

Named and shamed, as it were. According to the Guardian article : A tiny species of beetle discovered more than 50 years ago has been named after environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg. Scientists at the Natural History Museum in London have officially called the insect Nelloptodes Gretae to honour the 16-year-old Swedish activist’s “outstanding contribution” in raising global awareness of … Continue reading

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Extinction Rebellion on the Couch

Thunberg and XR fill me with a feeling of despair. To think that all those weirdo neurotics examined and sometimes cured by Dr Freud a hundred years ago, who we thought had disappeared in our new enlightened age—the obsessives, the hysterics, the anxious neurotics, those suffering from phobias, or from delusions of godlike omnipotence or of helplessness in the face of fate—to … Continue reading

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Fossil Fools

WUWT has a piece on the “ever-shrinking lawsuits against Exxon” by Charles the Moderator. And, right on cue, the George Mason University Centre for Climate Change Communication has brought out a new report: “America Misled: How the Fossil Fuel Industry Deliberately Misled Americans about Climate Change,” by Cook, Supran, Lewandowsky, Oreskes and Maibach. The article by “experts studying climate … Continue reading