It's not enough to bash in heads, you have to bash in minds
            

Author Archives: Dan Moutal

It’s never game over

carbon-countdown

This isn’t a 2ºC or bust fight. It’s a fight to limit consequences. It’s a fight for every 1/10 of a degree. If we fail to hold to 2ºC, we have to fight for 2.1º; failing that, we battle on for 2.2º.

Death of a Ladies’ Man

RIP Leonard Cohen

Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich

Words that feel especially poignant right now.

Hockey Stick, XKDC Style

Notice the change at the bottom of the graph? Anyway you look at it that sudden change is alarming.

Earth Temperature Timeline
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—via XKCD

It is worth noting that, nothing presented here is new, but XKCD author Randall Munroe is a master in making complex topics and difficult to grasp issues of scale easily approachable.

Harper Conservatives: The anti-data party

Death of Evidence

If we are going to survive this century, we need to move away from decision-based evidence-making and truly make evidence-based decisions. Public access to publicly funded science would help ensure that the government relies on the facts, not on ideology.

This

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And when I think about it, a lot of “things I want to do” are just learning about and discussing new tools for tinkering with the chain. —via XKCD

Bah Humbug!

Physicists who want to protect traditional Christmas realize that the only way to keep from changing Christmas is not to observe it.

(via xkcd)

That is all.