Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed-reader. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
Tipping points, non-renewables and a postcapitalist future
Kim Stanley Robinson (KSR) published this article last year, but it’s worth looking at again in light of ever more data showing that we are running out of planet, or at least running out of the non-renewable resources needed to continue growing the classic capitalist economy:
Ozblogistan spats: this time it’s climate change
However, the reason that critics at LP and on her own blog were so harsh about LE’s stance on climate change science, while virtually ignoring her points on inequitable outcomes of climate change mitigation policies? Because of how she wrote her article…
The data screams that the world is warming
Climate so-called skeptics need to properly engage with just how huge these mountains of data are. It simply is not possible for all these measurements to have been fudged by a cabal of scientists with some nebulous agenda.
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.
Monbiot mistakes the specific for the general
This strikes me as totally the wrong end of the stick, as if it reveals an attitude towards FoI in principle rather than these vexatious FoI requests in particular.
Piers Akerman quotes a statement nobody else can find – is anybody surprised?
The arithmetic skills, not so hot, are they?
That’s still a solid lead for Labor and for Rudd as preferred PM.
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 ›