Summary: A key piece of the doomsters' "world ending" story is that the leaders of China are fools, not seeing or acting to address their economic problems -- and especially the pollution produced by their decades of rapid growth. As this report by Stratfor shows, they're not fools -- and they are taking bold steps … Continue reading Stratfor gives us the good news: Red China Goes Green
Summary: Amidst the decades-long bombardment of doomster predictions, it's difficult to see the actual threats to our world. The oceans rank high on the danger list, under pressure from pollution, overfishing, and climate change. World Oceans Day is an opportunity to assess the danger, and see how you can help. Healthy oceans, Healthy planet. From … Continue reading The oceans are dying. See their condition on World Oceans Day!
Summary: Many of the scary stories of our time result from interactions between actual science, activist scientists, and clickbait-seeking journalists. “We're choking the ocean with plastic” is one such tale, showing how real problems become masked by myths. This leaves us divided and unable to respond to our problems, as neither Left nor Right clearly see … Continue reading Are we “choking the ocean with plastic”? Tracing creation of a myth.
Summary: Polar bears and pacific atolls (flooded by rising seas) are the poster children for climate change. Oddly, both are weak examples. Previous posts discussed polar bears. Here Judith Curry (Prof Atmospheric Science, GA Inst Tech) discusses the effect of rising sea levels on coral atolls. Kiribati crisis: the blame game Small atoll islands may … Continue reading Assigning blame for the flooding of Pacific atolls
Summary: We can learn much about modern America by looking at past predictions. Unlike today's news, we not only can assess their accuracy, but also their reasonableness as forecasts when they were made. We now have 50+ years of predictions from Left and Right, mostly designed to frighten us into obedience. Let's remember and learn … Continue reading Update: only 16 months until the destruction of America by pollution!
Summary: Another in a series about the dying oceans, a severe problem that's ignored because its solution has no political benefits for the elites running the Left and Right in America. We see the world only as shown to us by the news media. Like the philosophers of Laputa (the flying city Gulliver visited), unable … Continue reading “Water-Borne Zombies“ – Jellyfish warning us to behave better
Summary: As usual, the internet buzzes with fear-mongering about the radiation released from the Fukushima reactors. Here's a note from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute that puts this in context. It does not address the larger danger of future releases of radioactivity, perhaps on a much larger scale than the initial surge and the leaks … Continue reading Straight talk about the radiation from Fukushima in the ocean