Our best hope for survival is ‘too drastic‘. “The climate system is not stopping you [hitting the Paris talks target], global society is stopping you.”
That’s why the Alberta Premier gets away with saying the right thing here, but does the exact opposite in practice. $23M spent badmouthing BC environmentalists and scientists who want an end to new pipelines.
We’re undergoing a collapse of insects and life support systems of our planet. There’s one good newspaper in Canada talking about this news, and drawing the connections.
“When insects disappear, so do other animals. The population of one dazzling green bird that eats almost nothing but insects, the Puerto Rican tody, dropped by 90%.”
I happened upon this video about an engineer getting even with package thieves, and it’s pretty satisfying.
The eclipse today was visible from Regina, but not the totality available to Americans in many states.
My new Canon SX540 HS did a good job with a pair of solar eclipse filter glasses taped over the lens. The sunspot chain was very sharp and visible at 200X digital zoom, 80ISO.
I made a projector that worked well:
ADDED: Here’s 2012’s annular eclipse in Regina.
I remember some about this story a few years ago. I don’t think the formula for the Roman mix was well understood at that time. Portland Cement doesn’t cut it. Glad they made this breakthrough, it should help build more durable structures.
Saskatchewan has a lot of ignoble MPs, but Ritz took the cake this past week. He’s helping to spread nonsense that is solidly a line from anti-science climate change deniers.
“ Grow up and read something other than propaganda.
That is called weather not climate change. There is something called evaporation. Which happens when it warms up. Then rain falls the – ocean doesn’t rise. As the north melts the south freezes. The world has managed without your help for a long time. Get over yourself you are just another animal on this planet.”
Could this be the source of Gerry and Janice’s fanciful, and delusional thinking on this subject:
“Revisiting IPCC Official’s “North Pole Melts after 50 million-year Freeze”
Oct 30, 2013 – And one of his friends said, “I think you should check out this Fred Singer guy who’s telling you that climate change isn’t such a big problem…”
Idle conversation among strangers around the office printer:
-“How are you today?”
“Fine… aside from the problem that the world might end due to climate change one day.”
-“Yes, I keep hearing about that every day. For instance the Great Barrier Reef has been declared dead.”
“Yeah, it’s been around for as long as I can remember.”
– “Millions of years. By the way, do you know if there’s a stapler I can use?”
“Yeah, over there.”
-“Thanks, have a good day.”
It’s done in the style of a fiction/action movie trailer, but this is for real.
One of the early results is this compressed/shifted audio depiction of aurora on Jupiter.