Walter

I work mainly with graphics and interested in all things including science, motorcycles, and music.
byWalter, September 14, 2011
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An extra 2°C and you'd have a fever!
Great point and analogy.
Another example is blood alcohol limit.
byWalter, September 14, 2011
Save the bankers?   Or the biosphere?
Money is useful. If it's used for useful things.
byWalter, September 14, 2011
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With even 1% risk of catastrophe,  we buy insurance.
I like this because it puts the odds and consequence in perspective for us, comparing to familiar things we use and understand, and know the reasons for (ie insurance).
byWalter, September 5, 2011
To find truth, hire a detective.   To just win, hire a lawyer.
Speaking of Sherlock Holmes, the recent movie is a great example of a true skeptic refusing to accept the illusions set before him (and the english politicians in the story).

This also resonates with the Schwarzenegger bite (under skepticism/denial/credibility).
byWalter, September 5, 2011
2010: hottest & wettest year - don't Google that!
If only it were that glamorous! Awesome pic.
byWalter, September 5, 2011
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Ocean acidification:  the
Ocean acidification isn't getting the media coverage it deserves. Either that or we're getting so used to the flow of reports that we're starting to switch off. Not me, I like my seafood. Give me anchovies, hold the jellyfish. If trees are the lungs, maybe ocean is the "blood."
byWalter, September 5, 2011
Like burning art masterpieces to cook dinner
Short and accurate.

I think we sometimes forget the scope of what's happening and the true value of a thing, even before climate change was well known we had rainforests disappearing and incredible rates of extinction. For my part the value of biodiversity seems for its own sake, but if you had to put other values on it, consider all the unknown medicinal uses of plants and animals gone forever.

Speaking of burning masterpieces, coal has many other uses. I feel it's underpriced. In Australia the carbon tax debate goes on, there's many aspects to be fairly discussed but the real value of things needs to be considered at the least.