Five Years Later

Donna is to give evidence to a House of Commons committee in London, England.

But, like all of use fossil-fuel funded “deniers”, she’s low on cash and could use a bit of help to fly her to the Committee on Climate Change from her home in Canada. If you can spare a “tenner” or even a “fiver”, every little bit helps. Follow the link to her blog article.

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My first thoughts about the climate change debate were written five years ago today.

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My, how time flies. Back in January 2009, I began blogging about photography, movies, and music at another web address.

I authored 19 blog posts that month. One of them – penned five years ago today – was my very first about the climate change debate. Titled The Economist Hits an Iceberg, it responded to what I viewed as hype and exaggeration on the part of a normally thoughtful magazine.

I was annoyed that, in an editorial about the state of the world’s oceans, the Economist had told its readers:

Carbon dioxide affects the sea in other ways, too, notably through global warming. The oceans expand as they warm up. They are also swollen by melting glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets: Greenland’s ice is on track to melt completely, which will eventually raise the…

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