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Simple Sam & his Dubious 31,000

June 17, 2010

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1.  Simple Sam Gets a Perfect Score. I told Simple Sam that if he wishes to participate in the debate about climate change in a role beyond that of my favourite and dearest comic foil, first he has to invest his big oil kickbacks (just a joke, Sam) in some soft soled slippers, and second, […]

Tipping Points Raise the Cost of Climate Change

June 17, 2010

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I was talking about Arctic tipping points yesterday.  I wanted to show that messing with ecosystems has a cost beyond just undoing what we have done; we have to address what we’ve set in motion as well. The Arctic permafrost I was talking about, I should make clear, hasn’t defrosted yet, and because it’s in […]