Jul 19 2008

Whew: I was worried there for a minute

Category: Al Gore,energy,global warmingharmonicminer @ 2:14 pm

Reason Magazine – Will Humanity Survive the 21st Century?

“The good news is that no existential catastrophe has happened,”

They’re having a conference on whether they’ll be around next century.

My biggest fear is this. I already see the signs…..

Jul 19 2008

Wait: I thought the debate was over!

Category: Al Gore,economy,global warmingharmonicminer @ 2:08 pm

JustOneMinute: How Green Was My Scientific Consensus?

From Daily Tech:

The American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming. The APS is also sponsoring public debate on the validity of global warming science.

Wow. From the APS editors comments (emphasis added):

With this issue of Physics & Society, we kick off a debate concerning one of the main conclusions of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body which, together with Al Gore, recently won the Nobel Prize for its work concerning climate change research. There is a considerable presence within the scientific community of people who do not agree with the IPCC conclusion that anthropogenic CO2 emissions are very probably likely to be primarily responsible for the global warming that has occurred since the Industrial Revolution. Since the correctness or fallacy of that conclusion has immense implications for public policy and for the future of the biosphere, we thought it appropriate to present a debate within the pages of P&S concerning that conclusion.

UPDATE: lots more conversation about trying to stop the conversation here

Jul 19 2008

Feminism, jihadi style, and children’s TV in Palestine

Category: Hamas,Islam,Israel,middle east,terrorismharmonicminer @ 1:31 pm

It seems that feminism is alive and well in Palestine. (video at the link: you may need to wait a moment for it to load)

transcript here

In case you think this some kind of aberration in Palestine, here is how children are taught about crime and punishment.

transcript here

Thanks to memritv.

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Jul 19 2008

Tony Snow’s wisdom

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 9:43 am

In response to a request from Mrs. Miner: (I should have written more about Tony Snow sooner… I’ve been visiting my 93 yr old mom, and have been busy this week with her.)

Here is a nice tribute to Tony Snow, and a roundup of links to commentary on his life and passing.  He wrote an essay titled “Cancer’s Unexpected Blessings“, for Christianity Today.  Read it all.

hat tip: Powerblog