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Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Category: Sense (of the common variety)
Here's one for your bookmarks, Jack! After an 11 month break from the blogosphere (but with an eight episode venture into the podcastosphere), Prof. Phil Stott is back on the job. He starts with a comment on Mr Gore's medal. The notation on the back of the medal reads:
By awarding the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC and Al Gore, the Norwegian Nobel Committee is seeking to contribute to a sharper focus on the processes and decisions that appear to be necessary to protect the world’s future climate, and thereby to reduce the threat to the security of mankind. Action is necessary now, before climate change moves beyond man’s control.
The Prof responds:
Has climate ever been under human control? Such dangerous rubbish is quite extraordinary, and it reveals the mighty conceit of the age, namely the very idea that we can control climate predictably. I thus await with interest the sight of Our Al capping volcanoes, correcting the axis of the Earth, dimming solar sun spots, and diverting the ocean currents and cosmic rays.

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