Some Friday Musings, Global Warming And A Way To Patch It
If you are seeing this, the blog is on blogger beta. There may be changes to how it looks but am not sure how it may evolve or devolve.
Just a few notes to my 5 readers….
I anticipate to be busy the next few weeks, but will try to write up whatever comes to mind as often as I can. I may not be able to visit your blogs often cos of that, but I will, whenever I get a chance.
I visit your blogs cuz I like what you have to say, it is not a quid pro quo. When this blog was new, someone advised me that it was a good way to get a initial base of readers. Not sure if it always works that way, but none of you should feel obliged to read this blog cos I read yours.
If it is interesting enough you may keep coming back. Someone even mentioned they are tired of the politics or the Bush criticism here. Sorry it's my blog I am not changing my content for you, if it bothers anyone sorry but that is how it is.
I actually know a few folks who don’t read my blog, though I regularly comment at theirs (I mean it’s possible they are lurking here.. but don’t lurk say something even if you disagree with me, for as Teri says if you lurk the terrarists have won ;)).
Update: The above is just a general statement not directed at anyone as such, maybe I was cranky when I wrote it up..lol
This image provided by NASA Wednesday Sept. 13, 2006 shows QuikScat interannual observations of sea ice over the Arctic enabling the detection of recent drastic reductions in the extent of perennial ice and its depletion from the eastern Arctic Ocean between 2004, left and 2005. Arctic sea ice in winter is melting far faster than before, two new NASA studies reported Wednesday, a new and alarming trend that researchers say threatens the ocean's delicate ecosystem. For more than 25 years Arctic sea ice has slowly diminished in winter by about 1.5 percent per decade. But in the past two years the melting has occurred at rates 10 to 15 times faster. (AP Photo/NASA). Story here.
As Nim said in the Eschaton comments..
Even if our War on Terror isn't going quite according to plan, at least our War on the Arctic is just gangbusters.
Nim, ham hock of liberty Homepage 09.14.06 - 8:15 am
How About A Patch For Global Warming?
I thought the idea sounded whacky. But here is the plan inject a layer of silt in the stratosphere. It would create a haze and reflect some of the sunlight back. It's not a solution just a patch as per the scientist who proposed it. The idea has been around for a while. They point to a past volcanic erruption which created a haze and brought down global temperatures by one degree.
While it may work what it won't do is slow down the greenhouse emissions, or reduce the acidity of oceans and the destruction of coral reefs.
Link here and audio at NPR here.
Interesting idea, but sad that we are doing nothing about global climate change with Mr. Incompetent as our President.
Talking about him, Steve Bell from the Guardian on US and UK calls for Nato to send more troops to Afghanistan.