THINK 4 - posts http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/index.php/think2/post TH!NK ABOUT IT #2 en EJC Copyright 2013 2013-04-11T23:25:20+00:00 J.C. Moore - Should the U.S. Subsidize Fossil Fuel Companies? http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/should_the_u.s._subsidize_fossil_fuel_companies/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/should_the_u.s._subsidize_fossil_fuel_companies/#When:23:25:20Z Though fossil fuel companies are some of the most profitable in the world, they receive upward of $750 billion in subsidies from the world's governments. At a time when carbon emissions are continuing to rise and many countries are facing economic problems, it is time to examine whether these subsidies are really necessary. (There is a problem in that I cannot publish the body of the article. I posted this to notify readers of a new article. Please see the link in the comment sections to my site if you wish to read the article.) Tags: Climate Politics 2013-04-11T23:25:20+00:00 J.C. Moore - Global Warming: The Role of Water Vapor http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/global_warming_the_role_of_water_vapor/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/global_warming_the_role_of_water_vapor/#When:18:01:36Z The greenhouse gas theory was developed, and the main points understood by the end of the 19th century. Fourier, Tyndall, and Arrhenius established that H2O and CO2 were main factors in warming the Earth, with changes in CO2 concentrations being the primary driving force and H2O being a feedback to changes in the CO2 levels. Research since then has confirmed their findings, and their theories have been borne out by the global warming we have experienced since their day. It is hard to believe that any credible scientist would reject such well-established theories. Greenhouse Gases 2013-01-21T18:01:36+00:00 J.C. Moore - Nominate Your Picks for the 2013 Environmental Hall of Fame/Shame Awards http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/nominate_your_picks_for_the_2013_environmental_hall_of_fameshame_awards/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/nominate_your_picks_for_the_2013_environmental_hall_of_fameshame_awards/#When:23:55:26Z Each year, this site takes a poll to see who is the most deserving to receive recognition in the Environmental Hall of Fame (or Shame). Nominations are now open for those who have most affected the environment by words or action. Please nominate those you think deserve the honor by January 31st, 2013. Climate Heroes 2012-12-16T23:55:26+00:00 J.C. Moore - Charlie Brown and the Climate Skeptics http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/charlie_brown_and_the_climate_skeptics1/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/charlie_brown_and_the_climate_skeptics1/#When:18:15:08Z Charlie Brown has discovered where climate Skeptics get their misinformation. He also voices skepticism toward the climate Skeptics' "facts" and shows what you can find out with a little research and thinking. Climate Heroes 2012-11-20T18:15:08+00:00 J.C. Moore - Who’s Responsible for High Gas Prices? http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/whos_responsible_for_high_gas_prices/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/whos_responsible_for_high_gas_prices/#When:10:36:50Z During the U.S. presidential debates, Mitt Romney blamed the rising gasoline prices on President Obama's policies. That idea is incorrect but it has been spread by his political party, political pundits who claim to be conservative, and certainly the oil companies who would profit from Romney's policies. . Climate Politics 2012-10-14T10:36:50+00:00 J.C. Moore - Petition: Congressman Lucas, Protect Our Food Supply http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/petition_congressman_lucas_protect_our_food_supply/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/petition_congressman_lucas_protect_our_food_supply/#When:17:40:46Z Recent research has shown that global warming has made extremely hot temperatures and droughts much more probable. The high temperatures and droughts are affecting crop production, food prices, and our food supply. Please sign the petition asking Congressman Frank Lucas, chairman of the U.S. Agricultural Committee, to protect our food supply. Climate Politics 2012-09-07T17:40:46+00:00 J.C. Moore - Article Inflation: Wattsupwiththat? http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/article_inflation_wattsupwiththat/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/article_inflation_wattsupwiththat/#When:18:21:28Z Whenever a scientific paper is published that establishes the link between global warming and man's activity, Anthony Watts' blog site,Wattsupwiththat, often tries to counter the paper by using article inflation. This article describes two recent examples of that. Climate Reporting 2012-09-04T18:21:28+00:00 J.C. Moore - The Link between Global Warming and Extreme Weather http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/the_link_between_global_warming_and_extreme_weather/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/the_link_between_global_warming_and_extreme_weather/#When:21:14:43Z Although there is a strong theoretical link between global warming and extreme weather events, it has been difficult to prove. Recent research by Hansen et al. has shown that analysis of the normal distribution of weather events by decade clearly shows the link and allows the calculation of probabilities associated with extreme temperatures. Natural Disasters 2012-08-22T21:14:43+00:00 J.C. Moore - C-SPAN Video: Sen. Bernie Sanders quotes “Greatest Hoax” Book Review in Debate with Senator Inhofe http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/c-span_video_sen._bernie_sanders_quotes_greatest_hoax_book_review_in_debate/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/c-span_video_sen._bernie_sanders_quotes_greatest_hoax_book_review_in_debate/#When:23:31:07Z Some time ago, the author posted a review of Sen. Inhofe's book," The Greatest Hoax" and a shorter version of the review was published in the Tulsa World. Recently, Sen. Bernie Sanders used quotes from the book review in a debate with Sen. Inhofe. This article links to a C-SPAN clip of Bernie Sander's comments. Climate Politics 2012-08-06T23:31:07+00:00 J.C. Moore - Is Climate ChangeThreatening Our Food Supply? http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/is_climate_changethreatening_our_food_supply/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/is_climate_changethreatening_our_food_supply/#When:20:43:49Z Recent research has shown that global warming has made extremely hot temperatures and droughts much more probable. The high temperatures and droughts are affecting crop production, food prices, and our food supply. This article links to a petition urging Congressman Frank Lucas, chairman of the Agricultural Committee, to investigate the effect of climate change on food production. Climate Politics 2012-08-02T20:43:49+00:00 J.C. Moore - George Will’s War on Regulations http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/george_wills_war_on_regulations/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/george_wills_war_on_regulations/#When:20:17:50Z George Will claims to be one of America's foremost conservative thinkers. Though this article is not strictly about climate change, it illustrates an attitude that George Will, and many who claim to be conservatives, have toward the regulations and regulatory agencies whose responsibility it is to protect the environment and the health of the people. Climate Politics 2012-06-04T20:17:50+00:00 J.C. Moore - Book Review : Resisting the Green Dragon http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/book_review_resisting_the_green_dragon/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/book_review_resisting_the_green_dragon/#When:21:17:54Z This is a review of James Wanliss' book, "Resisting the Green Dragon", which claims global warming is a false religion. This review points out several of the false assumptions and errors in the book and examines the Cornwall Alliance's motives for publishing the book. Climate Politics 2012-04-10T21:17:54+00:00 J.C. Moore - The Skeptic’s Guide to the Medieval Warm Period http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/the_skeptics_guide_to_the_medieval_warm_period1/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/the_skeptics_guide_to_the_medieval_warm_period1/#When:18:45:40Z This article give the scientific evidence to answer the Skeptic's question : “How can science claim man is the cause of global warming when the temperature of the Earth was much warmer during the Medieval Warm Period (MWP)?” Climate History 2012-04-01T18:45:40+00:00 J.C. Moore - Gaming the Peer Review System, Part III: A Hostile Takeover http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/gaming_the_peer_review_system_part_iii_a_hostile_takeover/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/gaming_the_peer_review_system_part_iii_a_hostile_takeover/#When:16:03:38Z A group of Skeptics once managed to take over an editorship at a peer-reviewed journal and publish articles hostile to mainstream climate science. With the help of politicians and large funding sources, the hostilities have continued to this day. Climate Politics 2012-03-26T16:03:38+00:00 J.C. Moore - The Greatest Hoax by Sen. James Inhofe http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/the_greatest_hoax_by_sen._james_inhofe/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/the_greatest_hoax_by_sen._james_inhofe/#When:14:54:34Z This is a critical review of "The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future" by Senator James Inhofe. It examines several of the major ideas in the book and provides scientist's views, and tells "the rest of the story". Climate Politics 2012-03-21T14:54:34+00:00 J.C. Moore - Global Warming in Pictures II http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/global_warming_in_pictures_ii/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/global_warming_in_pictures_ii/#When:22:18:29Z Science is about using observation and reason to understand the physical world. Some people are suspicious of computer models and theories; so here is some of the the basic data in pictures and graphs. Climate Science 2012-03-11T22:18:29+00:00 J.C. Moore - What Happens When the Earth Is Full? http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/what_happens_when_the_earth_is_full/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/what_happens_when_the_earth_is_full/#When:18:55:52Z Man's population has just reached 7 billion and at the present rate of growth will double about every 40 years. Eventually, the Earth's carrying capacity format will be exceeded. Studies of natural populations show us what may happen then. Sustainable Development 2012-03-05T18:55:52+00:00 J.C. Moore - The 2011 Environmental Hall of Fame/Shame Winners http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/the_2011_environmental_hall_of_fameshame_winners/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/the_2011_environmental_hall_of_fameshame_winners/#When:02:04:39Z It is important that we keep in mind those who are heroes and villains to the environment. This year the contest was carried out on three websites and the votes were combined to determine those who have most affected the environment through word or deed. Climate Reporting 2012-03-02T02:04:39+00:00 J.C. Moore - Congressman John Sullivan’s Town Hall Meeting II http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/congressman_john_sullivans_town_hall_meeting_ii/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/congressman_john_sullivans_town_hall_meeting_ii/#When:00:05:56Z Congressman John Sullivan (R-OK) held a town hall meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he discussed the budget, Social Security, energy issues, EPA regulations, jobs, and the XL pipeline. The article gives Congressman Sullivan’s positions, comments and questions from the audience, and compares the authors views to Congressman Sullivan’s. This will give those outside the United States some idea about why our political system doesn't always work. Climate Politics 2012-02-08T00:05:56+00:00 J.C. Moore - Poll: Help Pick the 2011 Hall of Fame/Shame Awards http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/poll_help_pick_the_2011_hall_of_fameshame_awards/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/poll_help_pick_the_2011_hall_of_fameshame_awards/#When:11:03:26Z Voting is now open for the annual awards to determine those who have most affected the environment through word or deed. A list of nominees and a poll for voting is given in this article. Please help select the winners. Climate Heroes 2012-02-07T11:03:26+00:00 J.C. Moore - Gaming the Peer Review System: Part 2. Exploiting Loopholes http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/gaming_the_peer_review_system_part_2._exploiting_loopholes/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/gaming_the_peer_review_system_part_2._exploiting_loopholes/#When:00:58:04Z Spencer and Braswell published an article in Remote Sensing that claimed that carbon dioxide was not the cause of global warming, in opposition to accepted climate science. The paper was found to have significant errors, which were compounded by James Taylor at Forbes magazine when he sensationalized the article and presented his opinion of it as news. How was it possible that Spencer's paper got through the peer review system? Climate Reporting 2012-02-04T00:58:04+00:00 Raul Cazan - Bucharest Riots: Romanian Civil Society Has Revendications with Environmental Twists http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/bucharest_riots_romanian_civil_society_has_revendications_with_environmenta/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/bucharest_riots_romanian_civil_society_has_revendications_with_environmenta/#When:17:23:56Z Following last week’s violences and constant anti-austerity and anti government protests, over 40 important Romanian NGOs have shaped a programatic document that synthesizes political change at the demonstrations in the University Square in Bucharest’s historical center. International Action 2012-01-23T17:23:56+00:00 J.C. Moore - Gaming the Peer Review System : Part 1. Biased Editors http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/gaming_the_peer_review_system_part_1._biased_editors/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/gaming_the_peer_review_system_part_1._biased_editors/#When:23:40:45Z Scientific journals have established a peer review process to ensure that published papers are free of errors in reasoning and methodology. However, it is possible to game the system to get erroneous information published. This is a three part series aimed at exposing the errors and closing the loopholes. Climate Reporting 2012-01-22T23:40:45+00:00 J.C. Moore - Who Wants to Kill the Electric Car? http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/who_wants_to_kill_the_electric_car/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/who_wants_to_kill_the_electric_car/#When:01:40:23Z Who wants to kill the electric car? Apparently, a lot of people do. Based on a flawed economic analysis, John Peterson makes a case that it is a house of cards that must fall. However, this article points out the flaws in his analysis. Alternative Energies 2012-01-14T01:40:23+00:00 J.C. Moore - Nominate Your Favorites for the 2011 Environmental Hall of Fame/Shame http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/nominate_your_favorites_for_the_2011_environmental_hall_of_fameshame/ http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/nominate_your_favorites_for_the_2011_environmental_hall_of_fameshame/#When:01:18:54Z Each year, a poll is taken to see who is the most deserving to receive recognition in the Environmental Hall of Fame (or Shame). Nominations are now open for those who have most affected the environment by words or action. Please nominate those you think deserve the honor by January 31st, 2012. Climate Heroes 2012-01-06T01:18:54+00:00