Big Picture Science – Apt To Adapt: Paul Kingsnorth

by Gary Niederhoff on June 8, 2014


Apt To Adapt – Paul Kingsnorth
Part 3 of Apt To Adapt, featuring Paul Kingsnorth, environmental journalist and author of Real England: The Battle Against the Bland and The Wake. The profile of his retreat from environmentalism appeared in the “New York Times Magazine”.
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avatar Gregory Slater June 10, 2014 at 12:14 am

He’s seems fundamentally conflicted, like a lot of us. He sounds darker in the NYT piece than in this interview. I still think it’s pretty dead obvious to pump the small quantities of SO2 into the startosphere for a few million dollars that could stave off the melting of the polar caps and the tundras and thus avoid the enormous suffering, migrations, etc., and trillions and trillions and trillions of dollars of ‘mitagtion’ costs better spent on green tech. SO2 cooling is not a final solution but an emergency measure while we try to turn this giant ship of civilization on a new course. SO2 cooling is incrdibly cheap, it’s butt trivial, it’s been tested, it’s reversible, it has a short half life in the atmosphere – unlike CO2. And we shouldn’t wait to do it until the runaway feedback effects of global warming have all kicked in – that would be just effing stupid. Thanks for the show.

avatar Richard June 22, 2014 at 10:52 pm

What’s just “just effing stupid” is to believe that that humans are the main cause of “climate change” aka “global warming”. It’s not based on the scientific method of a testable hypothesis which has been tested and proved. In fact, in so far as it has been tested, the hypothesis has failed and should therefore be rejected.

There is no evidence to prove that a climate that favours ice sheets covering the northern hemisphere is beneficial to civilisation and plenty of evidence to indicate that a warmer climate is.

avatar Richard June 25, 2014 at 8:54 am

“US GDP shrinks 2.9% in first quarter

The unusually cold weather in the first quarter of the year has been blamed for the poor performance of the economy.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28012760

But somehow a colder climate is favoured by the climate alarmists.

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