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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Global warming? Don't I wish!

I love Barcepundit and have had the pleasure of talking to him over the phone - I hope meet him when I go back Barcelona sometime. He's posting on the ecochondriacs (in Spanish). Here's the post in English, on Global Warming is not due to human contribution of Carbon Dioxide
Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts?
I was as opposed to the threats of impending doom global cooling engendered as I am to the threats made about Global Warming. Let me stress I am not denying the phenomenon has occurred. The world has warmed since 1680, the nadir of a cool period called the Little Ice Age (LIA) that has generally continued to the present. These climate changes are well within natural variability and explained quite easily by changes in the sun. But there is nothing unusual going on.
Also in Barcelona, John Ast has more on ecochondriacs, a term coined by Mark Steyn. Steyn:
If a few hundred Vikings doing a little light hunter-gathering can totally unbalance the environment, imagine the havoc John Edwards' new house must be wreaking.

The question is whether what's happening now is just the natural give and take of the planet, as Erik the Red and my town's early settlers understood it. Or whether it's something so unprecedented that we need to divert vast resources to a transnational elite bureaucracy so that they can do their best to cripple the global economy and deny much of the developing world access to the healthier and longer lives that capitalism brings. To the eco-chondriacs that's a no-brainer.
The other 'green' in global warming (h/t Maria)

Dr Sowell looks at the NYT marriage story

Via Beth, Don't confuse the "Surge" with the strategy

Via Maria,
Working at Google

And another video: High Maintenance

I have some kind of stomach flu and might blog later if I feel better.
Right now it's 9F and blowing.
Be well, stay warm.

PS Today's poem: Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal

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At 10:54 AM, Blogger JMK2006 said...

Thanks for the Sowell link about the matrimoniphobic New York Times!


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