The (un)sustainability of all climate all the time

[04/23/2013: Please note update, below -hro] A few days ago, I was taking stock of the many framings of climate. I was also wondering about the various and sundry footprints with which enviro-activists are so concerned. Here, thanks to wordle, is an illustration of what I found: I very quickly realized that I had forgotten…

Climate science … sows’ ears and silk purses

Laura Kelly at the Silk Road Gourmet recently observed: The phrase, “You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear,” was coined by Johnathan Swift’s punster Mr. Neverout in A Complete Collection of Polite and Ingenious Conversation In Several Dialogues published in 1738. When quill touched cotton, the phrase was used to refer to…

Abusing public trust: BBC, CBC and “the (climate change) cause”

Yesterday, the U.K. Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) released a report by journalist and author Christopher Booker, entitled The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal. Booker’s report (which I’m still reading), as the title indicates, documents three betrayals (from the GWPF Press Release): His report, The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal, shows…