“to abstain completely from teaching or defending this doctrine and opinion or from discussing it… to abandon completely… the opinion that the sun stands still at the center of the world and the earth moves, and henceforth not to hold, teach, or defend it in any way whatever, either orally or in writing.” -The Inquisition’s injunction [...]
Archive for the ‘climate change’ Category
An excellent take on sustainability from Coyote Blog. For background, the author’s company operates public campgrounds and park areas.
Felix Salmon reflects on the reasons that a cap-and-trade regulation or any other major piece of environmental legislation is unlikely to become the law of the land: Why has the Obama administration failed utterly to get anything at all done with respect to climate change? The issue was a major part of Obama’s 2008 platform, [...]
I have never been one for Malthusian disaster scenarios given that the humans have proven to be quite adept at engineering around each and every predicted crisis. That’s not to say, however, that shortages of necessities haven’t had an impact on the course of World history which is what Ambrose Evans-Pritchard speculates might be behind [...]