Liniks du Jour: Water Still Wet Edition

We’re still in trouble. Smart people meet and continue to say so:

But pessimism was mixed with hope, if only because of the gathering itself. Eleanor Ostrom, 2009 Nobel laureate in Economics, opened the Planet Under Pressure proceedings arguing that the conference can move the world forward to address global environmental problems, “because we have scientists from all across the sciences — biophysical and social — as well as humanities and from over 100 countries.” Three years of planning preceded the conference, intended to gather and generate science and knowledge “to navigate the Anthropocene.”

http://www.miller-mccune.com/environment/entering-a-dangerous-epoch-the-anthropocene-40645/

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Our trajectory continues to extraordinarily risky overextensions:
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/last-time-carbon-dioxide-levels-111074.aspx
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Weather is still getting more extreme:
http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2012/03/27/451545/connecting-dots-climate-extreme-weather-pbs-story-texas-drought/
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The usual suspects come up with the usual red herrings:
http://climatecrocks.com/2012/03/27/birth-of-a-climate-crock-scientist-disavows-daily-mail-story-on-mwp/
http://tamino.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/how-fake-skeptics-fool-themselves-part-infinity-sea-ice-version/
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Official communications remain fixated on half-baked estimates:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=global-warming-close-to-becoming-ir
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Signs of the scientific community breaking down under pressure in other fields:
http://science.slashdot.org/story/12/03/27/1640219/dysfunction-in-modern-science?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Slashdot%2Fslashdot+%28Slashdot%29
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reddit tries valiantly to parse it out:
http://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/reo35/the_discussion_of_climate_change_is_so_poisoned/c45ciej

 

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