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Monday, July 02, 2012

Climate Change Skepticism

Here's the climate change skepticism talk that had me Tweeting so furiously (abstract here):

Ivar Giaever: The Strange Case of “Global Warming”

Here's the prebuttal (the talk before this one). Near the end, Mario Molina is very direct about the next speaker -- he makes it clear that he thinks the arguments are nonsense and coming from a non-expert, the word "ashamed" is used, and so on:

Mario J. Molina: The Science and Policy of Climate Change

See also:

Photosynthesis, Biomass, Biofuels: Conversion Efficiencies and Consequences, by Hartmut Michel (he ends up recommending photovoltaic cells and batteries to power cars rather than biogas or biofuels which are much less efficient)

and:

Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate in the Anthropocene, by Paul J. Crutzen

(the last talk is a bit dry).

It's interesting to see Nobel Prize winners in physics accusing each other of engaging in religion/politics rather than science, etc., etc.  It all sounds quite familiar.

[Update: More discussion of today's session here.]

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