Energy & Environment

Climate change in living color

Dan Farber

Richard Muller’s research group has a video that shows changes in surface temperature over the past two centuries.  (He’s the physicist who took an independent look at the climate record; climate skeptics loved him until it turned out he had some inconvenient data.)  It’s pretty hard to miss what’s happening: big-time climate change.  Here’s the link. It’s worth watching the whole thing, especially the post-1950 changes.

Cross-posted from the environmental law and policy blog Legal Planet.

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Comments to "Climate change in living color":
    • Anthony St. John .63

      Dan, don’t overlook the fact that in addition to global warming other current threats reported daily in the news that are being marginalized by far too many institutions that are protecting themselves first include:

      Political corruption, polarization and dysfunction,

      Allegations of crimes against humanity because of “Watch and Do Nothing/Look The Other Way” inactions by leaders of Penn State University that claimed moral authority,

      Allegations of Freedom of Speech throughout UC
      plus Occupy events this week,
      http://thefire.org/spotlight/search/?schoolname=UNIVERSITY+OF+CALIFORNIA&spotlight=search

      Professors forced to identify themselves on the Berkeley Blog as “UC Professor” etc. because of threats against professors and scholars by UC Powers That Be,
      http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2011/11/10/berkeley%E2%80%99s-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-response-to-occupycal/

      Plus the normally out of control greed, poverty, wars, genocide, pollution, inflation, unacceptable resources and quality of life for long-term future populations, etc.

      Help! It’s time for you, along with other concerned professors such as Reich, Kammen et al. to make the right things happen before too many tipping points topple.

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    • Anthony St. John

      Dan, I share your concerns about “big-time climate change.”

      But the problem is that not nearly enough people care enough to pay attention and think hard enough about the facts you present, that is if they aren’t so deep in debt and/or out of a job that they don’t have time to think about the long-term future much less figure out how to survive today.

      So it is up to Berkeley professors and scholars like yourself to prove that you have solutions that work and can be implemented today before the global warming window of opportunity closes on perpetuating acceptable quality of life as our legacy for our newest and future generations. Our legacy today really sucks.

      One thing that is of increasing concern is the current state of chaos throughout the University of California that has far too many problems that should have been predicted, solved and prevented in the first place.

      UC professors and scholars really must prove to the public that you are role models for predicting, solving and preventing problems by establishing an unassailable reputation for leadership that our corrupt, greedy, dysfunctional, polarized and incompetent politicians cannot attack. Then we can begin making progress toward perpetuating acceptable quality of life

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    • Anthony St. John

      Dan, I your concerns about “big-time climate change.”

      But the problem is that not nearly enough people care enough to pay attention and think hard enough about the facts you present, that is if they aren’t so deep in debt that they don’t have time to think about the long-term future much less figure out how to survive today.

      So it is up to Berkeley professors and scholars like yourself to prove that you have solutions that work and can be implemented today, before the global warming window of opportunity closes on perpetuating acceptable quality of life as our legacy for our newest and future generations. Our legacy today really sucks.

      One thing that is of increasing concern is the current state of chaos throughout the University of California that has far too many problems that should have been predicted, solved and prevented in the first place.

      UC professors and scholars really must prove to the public that you are role models for predicting, solving and preventing problems by establishing an unassailable reputation for leadership that our corrupt, greedy, dysfunctional, polarized and incompetent politicians cannot attack. Then we can begin making progress toward perpetuating acceptable quality of life.

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