Joe Romm points to an interesting superhero team-up of Ken Caldeira and Nathan Myhrvold, concluding that natural gas fails as a bridge fuel. “A switch to natural gas would have zero effect on global temperatures by the year 2100.”
The Koch brothers find Cato Institute unreliably loony, attempt to regain control.
The traditional nomadic Mongolian lifestyle finally succumbs to modernity. Drought, possibly anthropogenic, is a factor.
Tundra fires are an exacerbating feedback.
Monbiot joins most of the press on the “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” anti-deficit model. This basically implies that what is true is of little significance, and that everything comes down to who bullshits better. He proposes, that is, to abandon reality-based argument altogether, and simply put our fantasy up against theirs. Call me a curmudgeon but I remain old-fashioned about this “reason” thing.
Canadian hydroelectricity is too green, threatens green tech investments.
Beautiful image of blue ice in Antarctica.