[Re article by Ahron Shapiro]
There are nations that have the right to lecture others about the evils of nuclear proliferation. Israel isn't one of them. There are nations that have the right to demand that others observe UN resolutions. Israel isn't one of them. There are nations that have the right to preach about the virtues of settling any and every disagreement by resorting to military action rather than diplomacy. There, at least, Israel certainly knows what it's talking about.
[Though this is surely the occasion for both the standard headlines --
WELL, HE WOULD SAY THAT, WOULDN'T HE
YES, THAT WORKED SO WELL LAST TIME]
Corrections to the blogosphere, the consensus, and the world
Friday, November 15, 2013
Abbott objects to linking fires to climate change.
My father-in-law was involved in the rural fire service, and he devised a fire danger risk calculator that relied on the interaction of three factors; heat, dryness, and wind speed. Global warming makes the first worse, by definition, and heat dries out the grass. Yes, fires are started by eleven-year-old boys, army explosives, fallen power lines, and lightning strikes, not climate change, but any given spark is more likely to catch and run if it’s hotter. The risk will be greater and fires will be worse, virtually by definition. Warmer = more and worse fires. That simple.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
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