Racism used to be socially acceptable. Why did it change? Because, as Seth Godin says, we made it shameful to be racist. We changed a norm. We have to make climate denial shameful as well. How? Consider: when do you feel shame? You feel shame when someone you respect, usually Continue Reading →
Posted March 03, 2012 in Uncategorizable | No Comments on To end climate denial, make friends
While I’m working too slowly on my next post, check my Halloween costume. Conception through construction was an hour’s work. Don’t bother ragging on my relative atomic sizes. I know. I didn’t have much time. At one point during the holloween party I attended, one of my Oxygens popped and Continue Reading →
Posted November 07, 2011 in Uncategorizable | 2 Comments on Carbon Dioxide Halloween Costume
IMO the most important thing we can do to address Climate Change at the moment is to convince the federal government to put a price on carbon emissions, as the governments of other developed countries have already done or are doing. The simplest, best way to do it is to Continue Reading →
Posted October 03, 2011 in Uncategorizable | 4 Comments on The Best Way to Spend 60 Seconds Fighting Climate Change
If a savage gang was approaching your town with the intent to pillage, and you told your fellow citizens that it was so, would that be alarmism, or the necessary confrontation of fact? We can’t deal with a problem without knowing its scope. Discussing the risks of climate change isn’t Continue Reading →
Posted September 23, 2011 in Uncategorizable | 1 Comment on Climate Change is a Big Dangerous Guy Who Wants to Kill Us
This is a shortened version of an article originally published at Skeptical Science summarizing key findings in climate science. The Earth is Warming We know Earth is warming from surface temperature stations and satellites which measure the temperature of the Earth’s surface and lower atmosphere. We also have tools which measure the warming of the Continue Reading →
Posted July 26, 2011 in Uncategorizable | No Comments on Climate Change 101
I have a list of “most heartbreaking things I don’t want to believe”. At the top of the list is that making a baby is an increasingly dubious choice. The world I was born into is beautiful in so many ways, but in this one way, it crushes me. Moyers: Continue Reading →
Posted July 21, 2011 in Uncategorizable | No Comments on The List of Heartbreaking Things
Climate Change is big and confusing. The Milwaukee airport can help.
Posted July 14, 2011 in Uncategorizable | 1 Comment on Discombobulated?