January 17, 2008
It's cold here in the Northeast, and we're pretty sure the Day After Tomorrow is right around the corner. Okay - well maybe not, but if you want to see a movie that has both amazing weather and global warming all in one package - the The Day After Tomorrow
is for you.
The movie centers on global warming triggering the onset of a new Ice Age. Tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze solid. Then, climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), his son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) and a small band of survivors must ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than any they've ever encountered: Mother Nature!
Come on - admit it - it's a much watch for weather snobs.
At The Day After Tomorrow DVD
January 15, 2008
With global warming up on us, we may want to retreat underground once the super storms take over. Envisioned by "visionary futurist" Dan Bloom—the first model polar underground city will begin construction in 2012 in Norway, with "volunteer testing occupancy" starting in 2015. Click on through to see the entire gallery of ideas for this super safe city of tomorrow.
Via Gizmodo At Polar City Gallery
October 10, 2007
We think this book looks pretty good. Not only does the author tackle current weather issues, but he also goes back to see why the fossil fuel issue is such a big one.
From Publisher's Weekly:
Mammologist and paleontologist Flannery (The Eternal Frontier), who in recent years has become well known for his controversial ideas on conservation, the environment and population control, presents a straightforward and powerfully written look at the connection between climate change and global warming. It's destined to become required reading following Hurricane Katrina as the focus shifts to the natural forces that may have produced such a devastating event. Much of the book's success is rooted in Flannery's succinct and fascinating insights into related topics, such as the differences between the terms greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change, and how the El Niño cycle of extreme climatic events "had a profound re-organising effect on nature." But the heart of the book is Flannery's impassioned look at the earth's "colossal" carbon dioxide pollution problem and his argument for how we can shift from our current global reliance on fossil fuels [...]. Flannery consistently produces the hard goods related to his main message that our environmental behavior makes us all "weather makers" who "already possess all the tools required to avoid catastrophic climate change."
At The Weather Makers : How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
June 1, 2007
Yeah - it's Friday and June 1st, so we decided to start off June with a bit of a news bummer - 10 years until it's game over on the Global Warming front. In a article from abcnews.com, author Bill Blakemore brings to light NASA and Columbia University Earth Institute’s recently conducted study that verifiably asserts that “with just 10 more years of ‘business as usual,’ it becomes impractical to avoid disastrous effects.” In the article the disastrous effects sound like something out of the bible - floods, boiling water - you get the idea. Given this fact, I'm going to get a few more compact fluorescents this morning and perhaps a solar panel or two. And...where's that flood wall I needed to construct...
Read the Full Article here...
April 4, 2007
We're believers in global warming, but we also like to get the other side of the story. In this book, the two authors make the claim that global warming is just a 1500 year trend and we're seeing the end of it - or the middle if you like. Well - we don't buy it after seeing other evidence to the contrary - like the fact that in the past 10,000 years we didn't see the ice caps melt to the extent they are now EVER IN RECORDED history using ice cores, but what the hell. It's an interesting alternative if you want to put your head into the sand or ice and look away.
At Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years