Friday, December 29, 2006

"No Such Thing as Global Warming or Climate Change, Only Cutting-Edge Technology!"

Ancient ice shelf breaks free from Canadian Arctic

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A giant ice shelf the size of 11,000 football fields has snapped free from Canada's Arctic, scientists said.

The mass of ice broke clear 16 months ago from the coast of Ellesmere Island, about 800 kilometers (497 miles) south of the North Pole, but no one was present to see it in Canada's remote north.

Scientists using satellite images later noticed that it became a newly formed ice island in just an hour and left a trail of icy boulders floating in its wake ...

Warwick Vincent of Laval University, who studies Arctic conditions, traveled to the newly formed ice island and could not believe what he saw.

"This is a dramatic and disturbing event. It shows that we are losing remarkable features of the Canadian North that have been in place for many thousands of years. We are crossing climate thresholds, and these may signal the onset of accelerated change ahead," Vincent said Thursday.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Interplanetary Vegetables and Other Stories (the return of Link-Salad).

Sunday, December 24, 2006

I have decided that Evolving Terrorist Tactics is now one of my Interests.

Completely apropos of nothing, as is my wont. In that spirit, the Washington Institute has been medusaheaded. Emily Hunt's stuff in particular is highly fascinating.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Left Behind videogame catches flak from Christian Right.




Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'

... During the 40-minute speech, Bush also promised to bring an end to the severe war drought that plagued the nation under Clinton, assuring citizens that the U.S. will engage in at least one Gulf War-level armed conflict in the next four years.

"You better believe we're going to mix it up with somebody at some point during my administration," said Bush, who plans a 250 percent boost in military spending. "Unlike my predecessor, I am fully committed to putting soldiers in battle situations. Otherwise, what is the point of even having a military?"

Written in January 2001. The Onion, ladies and gentlemen.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Enlightened Self-Aggrandizement?

More and more I'm thinking that if you can see far enough, all morals are really tactics - Ran Prieur

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

What *is* Mortal Coils About? (Also, Medusaheaded.)

Eric S. Nylund has a blog. Cool.