Daily archives: February 5, 2009

Tweets today

00:24 Blog: Tweets today tinyurl.com/bstdjw #

09:35 February Blues. #

09:36 More snow than Monday. Shall be brave and go for a short ride later. #

10:29 @MagicDan85 I’ve always found tea a great cure for a hangover. It powered the Empire after all. Baa bar bad unless you’re deferring the pain #

11:32 Catching up on reading so I can close a few tabs. #

11:37 Of course, what I’m really doing is putting off going out into the cold. #

11:49 Save the World: Some interesting links on climate change tinyurl.com/advncr #

11:49 Save the World: I don’t think climate change deniers understand economics either tinyurl.com/bufmlh #

12:11 Suggested by Sue last night- trip to a Rusholme tea bar eg Musicana. Anyone interested? #

13:26 Aldi’s new survivalist line- axes, jerry cans, tool belts, AK47s! (Must be over 18) #

14:45 Still can’t shift the melancholy from last week. I think it’s because I never got that hug. #

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I don’t think climate change deniers understand economics either

Because the folks at Stop the ACLU have a habit of deleting my comments when I take their arguments apart with logic, here’s the reply to this post. It’s a simplistic argument, but they’re simple people.

And next year the cap will be 49ppm, so you’ll either have to waste more money so you can waste money. Or you could exhibit common sense and cut your pollution by cutting energy use, which a good businessman should have been doing anyway. Efficiency savings affect your bottom line, even without a cap and trade. So if you’re not looking into them then you should rebrand Teach Enterprises as Company Pointlessly Wasting Money.

I don’t understand your reasoning. You moan about government interference and the government taking your money when most governments are giving away money that you could use to become independent of them. Take the government grant and invest in energy efficiency and microgeneration. Do it well enough to produce more electricity than you need and energy companies are becoming obliged to buy it back off you. You’re paying less tax on the energy you use and the energy companies have less money and lobbying power. If you still don’t want to admit that you’re doing it for your children and a better environment just pretend you’re doing it to be selfish. Whatever.

The polar bear cartoon is cutesy, it’s good to see you’ve embraced recycling by repeating the Very Cold Winter meme endlessly. However, Australia is in the midst of the worst heatwave in at least 70 years. You haven’t mentioned this. I guess you only want to point out the weather anomalies that seem to support your argument.

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Some interesting links on climate change

Behemoth of the blogosphere BoingBoing has a guest blogger on board this week who has posted a collection of climate change denial posts. Cory Doctorow has come back with a bunch of posts about the science of the subject. For instance-

The Discovery of Global Warming – a history, a hyperlinked text because there were/are so many pieces of research going on concurrently and independently that an attempt at a linear history of the subject wouldn’t work.

What we’ve learned in 2008– discoveries in the field of climate change last year.

Climate Change Economics. This looks like heavy going, but it’s all about the economics around cutting green house emissions and discussion of different incentives to do so.

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Tweets today 1

08:40 Vulcan Boob Squish! tinyurl.com/cdldfq Anyone? #

10:20 Must………….. Move…………… Soon #

11:23 Blog: Heavy Metal laundry tips tinyurl.com/bo7esg #

13:05 On Two Wheels- Danny and the Demon Cycle tinyurl.com/c8fxs5 #

13:05 On Two Wheels- Helmet cameras for road safety tinyurl.com/cvelnv #

15:42 What IS your name Ting Ting lady? #

17:52 Surfing in the pub 🙂 Only drinking coffee because I’m on my bike #

19:24 Blog: Sounds of Soldiers- In a Forest tinyurl.com/c6ojzl #

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