Calm solar cycle prompts questions about impact on Earth
First seen (by me) on the New Zealand Herald site.
Originally reported by Jean-Louis Santini (AFP)
Washington — The surface of the sun has been surprisingly calm of late — with fewer sunspots than anytime in in the last century — prompting curious scientists to wonder just what it might mean here on Earth.
via AFP: Calm solar cycle prompts questions about impact on Earth.
The question that exercises my mind now is what this means for the global warming debate. Continue reading
Posted in Thoughts, ideas, musing
Tagged Australia, Blue Economy, climate, climate change, economy, Greg Craven, Gunter Pauli, positive development, resilience
Greg Craven, an American high school science teacher, posted a 2007 viral video (not “a virus”, rather it’s popularity spread rapidly) on YouTube: “The Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See”; an appeal to act on climate change. It received over four million hits in the first six months online.
This grew into the Manpollo Project, in their words:
So what is Manpollo, anyway?
We provide a risk-management perspective to the often political debate of global warming. We aim to quantify the possible consequences of international, national, statewide, and personal action, based upon economic and climate models provided by top scientists in their respective fields.
Our goal is to get people asking the right questions about global warming. We believe that, as citizens, we should NOT be debating whether global warming exists, and we should NOT be debating whether we’re responsible for it. Instead, we should use the various opinions from credible experts in these fields to answer a much more important question: “Given the risks and uncertainties of global warming, what is the best action (or no action) to take?”
I highly recommend taking 10 minutes to view Greg’s presentation on why we don’t need to believe in global warming/climate change before deciding to take action:
For more visit: The Manpollo Project