a few links worthy of attention:
Apocalypse Now: the drought. Rick Perlstein puts the drought and wildfires into political context and sees an apocalypse for the conservative vision of government. And not just because both the House and the Senate voted to override Bush’s veto of the first water bill in 7 years. I can’t find a way to excerpt it without spoiling the punchlines – just read it.
Via Climate Science Watch – a feature article by Chris Mooney in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, about what made the the National Assessment of Climate Change unique, and how it was suppressed. This is an issue that I have been following for a long time, and have intended to blog but haven’t, because I haven’t had the time to do it justice. More on that in the not too distant future.
Al Gore on “30 Rock”, spoofing NBC’s Green Week – Huffpo has the video – for whatever it is worth, he seems to have lost some weight.
After all of the blog commentary there has been about the infamous article in the New York Times, I really wanted to hear what Al had to say about it, and it sounds like he was in fact prepared and eager to respond to it until Inhofe so rudly cut him off and prevented him from answering Inhofe’s own questions. Now that Al has a blog, maybe he can answer it there.
Welcome Al! If you happen to read this, you too have an open invitation to join the Post-Normal Times Advisory Board.
I’m redirecting feeds to feedburner – if you do not see any posts after this one by sometime Monday, you may need to reload the feed, or I may need to find out what I did wrong. More soon…
I promise – no more test posts. The technical issues seem to have been resolved and some changes were made that should make this site work better. Apologies to anyone who might have reached this site when it was in a state of suspension, or who, like James Annan, might tried to tried to comment. Instead, he wrote his own post regarding Paul Baer’s post on The worth of an icesheet which has generated some discussion on his blog. That post was also linked to by John Quiggin who has a number of thoughtful posts on the subject.
After spending much of the week learning more than I ever wanted to know about Movable Type I have to do some real work but, over the weekend, will see if I can get the index page to list recent comments and will add a link to the comments feed, which is: http://www.postnormaltimes.net/blog/comments.xml
I also look forward to continuing the books discussion started in the last post on science and policy interfaces. Another blog I would like to acknowledge, that regularly links to climate related posts here, is A few things ill-considered, by Coby Beck, who has written the best cheat sheet you can find for answering those tiresome, redundant and unsubstantiated arguments by the global warming “sceptics.”