Category Archives: climate

Government, State and climate foot-dragging

This popped up on facebook, when someone had asked if the elite politicians “get” climate change threats, how come there is so little action.  It’s only a partial answer, I think… I think the key thing is that “the government” … Continue reading

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Doooomed I tell you, all dooooooooooooomed

In response to something about needing to cut emissions by 40 to 70 per cent by 2050… Whoever wrote that doesn’t know their facts.  The probable level for  emissions reductions to have even a rough chance of avoiding 2 degrees … Continue reading

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Anticipatory learning. Great idea. Species don’t seem so good at it, y’know?

ABSTRACT: This paper is a methodological contribution to emerging debates on the role of learning, particularly forward-looking (anticipatory) learning, as a key element for adaptation and resilience in the context of climate change. First, we describe two major challenges: understanding … Continue reading

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Psycho-analysis, the #climate movement. Plus ca lack of change…

Psycho-analysis and anarchism both claim to be “about” power, liberation, honesty, facing up to unpalatable truths. The theory and the practice are somewhat different, as Jeffrey Masson, who was hired then fired by the Freud Archive, points out (about head-shrinking)… … Continue reading

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“We’ll always have Paris” – prebuttals of the “let’s protest the #climate conference in December 2015″ meme

Pro and con about “building” towards the Climate Conference in Paris (CoP-21) in 2015… Pros Gives “focus” and a “narrative” (especially important for NGOs like Chaotic Climate Spots and also diplomats – both needing to justify their existence) “At the … Continue reading

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Close your eyes as you kiss me on the apocalypse…

“Yet as Occupy demonstrated, the desire to focus on the here-and-now without any vision of what comes next tends to be overtaken almost entirely by process-oriented prefigurative politics.” From a rather fine article that starts with the killer sentence “If … Continue reading

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People who oppose geo-engineering often hope for “wake-up” disasters? Go figure. #climate

Mirrors in space or sulphur in the clouds to reflect the sun’s rays.  Iron filings in the ocean to encourage carbon out of the atmosphere. And other desperate technophiliac “bargaining-phase” idiocy. Yep, this is all decried – and rightly so … Continue reading

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Cows and Cars and Carbon – seeing the bigger picture.

We can get hung up on the tail-pipes. A new acquaintance (friend?) asked me today about carbon emissions from food systems. I made some flippant comment about cow farts and he gently corrected me (it’s their burps, y’see – 4 … Continue reading

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A (Bal)combe over for the #climate “movement”

What do comb-overs do? They give the person who has done them the sense that they have hidden their baldness. They also actually highlight that baldness to anyone who is paying more than the slightest attention. In his desperate quest … Continue reading

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Loathing and contempt #2: Owen Paterson “Secretary” of State for the Environment

Bee-killing, climate-adaptation-killing, climate-denying #toryturd wants to get scientists to cheerlead GM crops. Which wouldn’t work anyway, but, really, what a moron. Where do they find these people? How do they rise without trace? These are rhetorical questions, btw. What a … Continue reading

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