"Every serious skeptical scientist has been consistently saying essentially the same thing for over 20 years, yet most people have never heard the message. (...) The serious skeptical scientists have always agreed with the government climate scientists about the direct effect of CO2. The argument is entirely about the feedbacks.
Predictions of the IPCC's First Assessment Report in 1990, compared to the subsequent temperatures as measured by NASA satellites.
(T)he "debate" is about politics and power, and not about science or truth."
"What we really need is more research and less sensationalizing."
"(Incidentally, when burned, methane produces less greenhouse gas than both oil and coal, not to mention energy. Japan is already working on tapping in to this resource. Perhaps new techniques could be applied to northern Russia as well—though we would be surprised if this were a solution to the basic problem the Arctic methane study points to.)"
"Greens are very good at making dire predictions that don’t come true — otherwise we’d all be starving and shivering in the dark in a world of peak oil and population bombs. But the impact of human activity on world systems large and small is a real concern;"
Este foi o 1º ano que senti que já não tenho exactamente a mesma paciência para festivais, especificamente para o Alive (sim, porque há dois anos fui ao Meco e jurei para nunca mais). O mais irritante foi mesmo estar em Alt-J numa aflição porque estava a gostar tanto mas daí a 5 minutos começavam os Kings of Leon. Ah, e os Of Monsters and Men foram uma agradável surpresa (não suporto o single deles, nem me lembro do nome).