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Our Real Manmade Climate Crisis

dahni Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 12:56 PM
Theres a great science fiction book available. Check ouyt Fallen Angels, by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle and Michael Flynn; published in 1991. At one point it talked about one thing the EPA did. Seems that restaurants were reuired by the EPA to change from plastic to styrofoam because it would break down easier than plastic utensils. Then a company invented a way to recycle the styrofoam to new plates and cups, etc. The EPA approved the idea, but refused to let the company perform the recycling process. Why, you ask! Because that styrofoam was not safe because it had been in contact with a wide variety of foods. lol
Reginald10 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 4:08 PM
I've been remembering that book a lot, lately.

Highly recommended (as with most Niven and/or Pournelle books).
OneForFreedom Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:39 PM
Never read it, though I read Footfall by Niven and Pournelle, and the Firestar series by Flynn. All quite enjoyable, good "hard" sci-fi. Flynn's books give a nice roadmap to commercial space ventures, except for the whole over-paranoia for asteroids...

In his first address as Secretary of State, John Kerry said we must safeguard “the most sacred trust” we owe to our children and grandchildren: “an environment not ravaged by rising seas, deadly superstorms, devastating droughts, and the other hallmarks of a dramatically changing climate.”

Even the IPCC and British Meteorological Office now recognize that average global temperatures haven’t budged in almost 17 years. No evidence suggests that sea level rise, storms, droughts or other weather and climate events or trends display any statistically significant difference from what Earth and mankind have experienced over the last 100-plus...