Climate

Altijd leuk om de apathische bezoekers van je site iets meer bij de materie te betrekken, een interactief kaartje om te bepalen hoeveel graden de aarde tijdens jouw leven zal opwarmen.

By the end of your life, warming could have reached 3.9°C above preindustrial levels. For comparison, a 4°C rise was enough to transform the planet since the last ice age.

Ik denk dat ik dus nu maar alvast een mooi stukje land ga kopen in Noorwegen of Zwitserland.

Climate change

Watched The end of the world as we know it, an interesting documentary by Marcel Theroux. About how it might be to late to switch to green methods of generating energy and how we might have to resort to nuclear power. He visited the Chernobyl site to see what has happened there the last two decades.

On a related note, I just found an article entitled Failing ocean current raises fears of mini ice age, via Slashdot. The discussion, though not without it’s usual fair share of ignorant remarks, resulted in a bunch of interesting links: