There are many seductive similarities between the problem of too many calories causing obesity, and too much fossil fuel causing global warming.
There are fundimental differences as well. I am well aware that some of the following comparisons stretch the metaphorical Youngs modulus well beyond the linear range.
The American Physical Society has released its draft Statement on Climate Change to the APS membership. This after a protracted episode of internal politics in which a ‘traditionalist’ cadre tried to reformulate the old statement from 2007 to include a more ‘skeptical’ nuance.
After due deliberation the APS has rather predictably drafted a statement of the mainstream position on climate science. Dr Judith Curry is clearly not amused. Continue reading