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Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:31 pm



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Post  pinhedz on Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:11 am

I have no comment on this; like Johnny Appleseed, the pinhed just wants folks to have apples. Smile

Glaciers, gender, and science
A feminist glaciology framework for global environmental change research


Mark Carey, M Jackson, Alessandro Antonello, Jaclyn Rushing
University of Oregon, USA
Mark Carey, Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, USA. Email: carey@uoregon.edu

Abstract:
Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers – particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge – remain understudied. This paper thus proposes a feminist glaciology framework with four key components: 1) knowledge producers; (2) gendered science and knowledge; (3) systems of scientific domination; and (4) alternative representations of glaciers. Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:35 am







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Post  pinhedz on Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:28 am

Scientific American says we're saved. cheers

Energy-sector emissions of CO2 remains flat for second year in a row

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions held steady for the second year in a row while the economy grew, according to the International Energy Agency.

In a simple, two-column spreadsheet released yesterday, IEA showed that the world’s energy sector produced 32.14 metric gigatons of carbon dioxide in 2015, up slightly from 32.13 metric gigatons in 2014. Meanwhile, the global economy grew more than 3 percent.

Analysts credited the rise of renewables—clean energy made up more than 90 percent of new energy production in 2015—for keeping greenhouse gas emissions flat.

“The new figures confirm last year’s surprising but welcome news: we now have seen two straight years of greenhouse gas emissions decoupling from economic growth,” said IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol in a press release. “Coming just a few months after the landmark COP21 agreement in Paris, this is yet another boost to the global fight against climate change.”

IEA, an energy cooperative and research firm with 29 member countries, has tracked global greenhouse gas emissions for 40 years and in that time witnessed only three other periods when global emissions fell, each associated with an economic recession.

The findings challenge assumptions that billowing smokestacks are harbingers of growing economies. They also indicate that a similar report last year was not a fluke but part of a larger trend of decoupling emissions from growth.

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:11 pm

When I opened this--it had NO VIEWS. Sad

Please, give it more views to help save the planet. Neutral


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:49 pm



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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:56 pm


Yakima Canutt wrote:



http://news.discovery.com/earth/global-warming/frances-top-wines-face-climate-tipping-point-160322.htm

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:39 pm

This is incorrect--I looked it up. study

Yakima Canutt wrote:http://news.discovery.com/earth/global-warming/frances-top-wines-face-climate-tipping-point-160322.htm

The truth is this:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/03/22/climate-change-is-improving-french-wine-quality/


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:26 pm



after the misleading headline, the first article is musing about things that could maybe possibly happen in the future if trends continue, and you're never wrong when you do that


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Post  pinhedz on Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:08 am

Yakima Canutt wrote:
after the misleading headline, the first article is musing about things that could maybe possibly happen in the future if trends continue, and you're never wrong when you do that
What they wrote might not be wrong, but the stunt they're pulling is wrong. bounce

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:18 am



http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:16 pm

I was waiting for Michael Mann to say "HA,HA--APRIL FOOL!"




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Post  pinhedz on Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:18 pm

pinhedz wrote:I was waiting for Michael Mann to say "HA,HA--APRIL FOOL!"

He's taking his time about it, isn't he?

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Post  kat on Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:31 pm

Idea

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:32 am

Deniers (annoying pests that they are) like to point out that the advocates of measures and legislation to mitigate the effects of anthropogenic global warming often have very large carbon footprints themselves. This criticism strikes a nerve with globe-hopping climate scientists who fly back and forth by jet a dozen times a year to attend conferences in Europe, which have no perceptible effect on policy decisions, but are nevertheless fun excursions, with the wine and receptions and banquets and all, so I don’t really blame them for wanting to go.

As a person with a very small lifetime carbon footprint (I've made an effort to live close to work, my transportation has been primarily by bicycle and natural-gas powered public transportation, and I have solar panels for heat) I am often put off by the preachiness of so-called environmentalists that have gas-guzzling vehicles and don’t adopt any of the practices that they want to foist on other people.

The last time I visited the Alaskan glaciers, my guide acknowledged that “I haven’t given up my SUV, and I’m not about to, so I’m obviously not part of the solution, but …”, and he then proceeded to deliver his standard yeahbuttal, about how other people—but not him—should practice what he preaches.

Many people that think themselves smart read the Guardian, which just published this tortured rationalization from Madeleine Somerville, who evidently has no intention of lifting a finger to reduce her carbon footprint, but she provides the following (which should be an apology--but really isn't). And I’m sure she will subsequently find the energy to lift a finger to wag it at someone else:


“… This hypocrisy is a delicate balancing act. It speaks to the seemingly inescapable reality of this North American machine we’ve built and which now runs our life.
In order to avoid it, one needs to escape to the woods, go off the grid. You’ll subtract most of your environmental impact by doing so. I think everyone fantasises about it from time to time (I certainly do), but you’ll also lose priceless human connection and culture, alongside the ability to educate or inspire change in others.

"The fear of navigating this cognitive dissonance, as well as the fear of armchair critics declaring that you’ve failed is, I believe, at the heart of many people’s reluctance to adopt more green practices.”

“By doing so, you open yourself to harsh criticism; you’re asked to justify your decision to change anything when you’re not committing to change everything. It can be intimidating: suddenly you’re expected to have all the answers. “Why bother recycling when you still drive?” “How can you wear leather when you don’t eat meat?” “Aren’t those annual flights erasing the impact of anything else you do?” “

“My reluctant decision to continue owning a car came about as a result of a handful of carefully considered factors: the limited public transportation options in my city, six months of Canadian winter, car shares which can’t accommodate a car seat for my daughter, and a custody agreement which requires me to drive her to see her dad three hours away, twice a month. To be honest, it makes me feel bad, but I’ve also realized that choosing to try means also accepting that you’ll fail, at least some of the time."

"You can either accept the status quo, or you can work towards something better. Doing so often looks less like an off-grid hut in the woods and more like finding a way to exist in an uncomfortably unsustainable society while also trying to change it. …”


Practice what you preach, Madeleine--you run your own life. Rationalizations, including open acknowledgment that you have failed to meet you own standards, are no substitute for doing right.

Hypocrisy is not a "delicate balancing act," hypocrisy is just hypocrisy.

And there is no greater disgrace than allowing to pinhed to be a better environmentalist than you are. Shocked

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:54 am

pinhedz wrote:Hypocrisy is not a "delicate balancing act," hypocrisy is just hypocrisy.



I like this sentence.


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Post  pinhedz on Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:44 am

The Great Energy Challenge is a National Geographic initiative, in partnership with … Shell Oil.

Is this a trick?


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Post  pinhedz on Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:25 am

Change, real change, change we can believe in:

"Saying that “climate change is an ethical problem”, the Danish Council on Ethics (Det Etiske Råd) has called for a climate tax on red meat."

"The council said that Danes have an ethical obligation to minimize their climate impact and that a natural place to start would be lowering their red meat consumption."


Read-meat eaters not happy:


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Post  pinhedz on Wed May 04, 2016 1:51 pm

There is a site I just learned about that has assembled a large database of detailed dossiers on AGW deniers (most of whom actually believe in AGW—but not enough).

I just looked at Judith Curry’s mugshot—pretty scary.

“Welcome to the DeSmog Disinformation Research Database where you can search and browse our extensive research on the individuals and organizations that have helped to delay and distract the public and our elected leaders from taking needed action to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and fight global warming. Choose a tab below to view the lists of climate science denier individuals and organizations.”

http://www.desmogblog.com/global-warming-denier-database

Face of an AGW denier:


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Post  pinhedz on Wed May 25, 2016 9:54 am

We welcome Claudia and Olivia to our friendly group of deniers. What a Face

They can help out at the Climate Convention in Iceland, where the attendees are studying ways of coping with rising water and temperatures:



They'll need a place to put their tips--if necessary the steering committee can assign a working group.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed May 25, 2016 10:48 am


you sure do love climate change



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