Geoengineering schemes range from increasing the amount of sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere to cool things down to covering polar and glacial ice with panels to slow melting to creating artificial trees to sequester carbon. But what’s wrong with just planting more real trees?
|By: Windroot Thursday March 25, 2010 3:30 pm|
“the Führer has decided that… demonstrations should not be prepared or organised by the party, but insofar as they erupt spontaneously, they are not to be hampered.”
|By: Windroot Friday March 12, 2010 4:09 am|
The average American could not name the last 10 presidents if you put a gun to his head. So why do we care what they think about a complex problem like global warming. Well, because the average legislator is no smarter than the citizens he or she represents, but they are smart enough to know which way the political wind blows.
|By: Windroot Thursday March 11, 2010 4:18 am|
The Michael Vick case had the beneficial effect of putting a spotlight on the underculture of animal fighting. It is sad to think that an unintended consequence of this was to force these people even deeper under some cultural rock.
|By: Windroot Wednesday March 3, 2010 5:43 pm|
We are amassing a frightening amount of debt. His fellow politicians know he is right. That’s why they are so pissed at him. His now-ended blockade inched the other weasels one day closer to actually having to either raise taxes or cut benefits, something every politician at every level of governance is loathe to do.
|By: Windroot Wednesday February 24, 2010 3:55 am|
The U.S. Senate has become ground zero for governmental gridlock on climate change and a host of other issues, a place where the Inhofe’s of the world can exert a disproportionate influence over events.
What we need now is not more talk, but more votes.
|By: Windroot Sunday February 21, 2010 9:02 am|
The battle over climate change is not just about climate. It is about the impact of human activities on the planet, a leading example of which is climate, to be sure. But climate is hardly the only area feeling the weight of human activity.
|By: Windroot Thursday February 18, 2010 3:41 pm|
Quit waiting around for the government to bring you the answer. Top down ain’t working any more. The only hope is to grow your own solutions in your own backyard, whether it is a home garden, a more fuel-efficient car, a better way to collect the garbage.
|By: Windroot Saturday February 13, 2010 4:40 am|
The Republicans are using the threat of a filibuster to de facto amend the Constitution to require 60 votes to get anything done. I can remember a day when the filibuster was used in the Senate. You know what? Sooner or later it ended. Deals were cut. Life went on.