climate change

Elections and volunteering

what I’m particularly interested in is GetUp!’s call for volunteer activists to be part of GetTogethers aiming to coordinate local action within their electorates, focussing on 3 main issues for the 2010 Federal election

Threads of Doom and the lurch to the right

While my wonkish side is partly thrilled to see so many people critically engaged with public policy for once, for them to come to it from a place of disappointment, suspicion and resentment over a previous incomplete understanding of the system is far from ideal.

Endangered Sundays: Manatees

A new feature for the blog: an irregular look at endangered species and how climate change is predicted to further affect them. Manatees are native to Florida, and have no native predators there. They are endangered because they are slow-moving… Read More ›

Bless: they’re still confused about weather vs climate

Not one of them seems to realise that the only thing that has ever stopped the UK (and other nations around the North Atlantic) from having the same winters as Moscow (at a similar latitude) is the twin effects of the oceanic Gulf Stream (North Atlantic Conveyor) and the atmospheric Jet Stream over Europe