Those projections about global cooling better kick in quick cause the temperatures here on earth in real time are real hot. September was the second hottest month ever recorded when you look at surface temps for both oceans and landmass. The month's daily temps average more than a full degree above the 20th Century average for September. The temp rankings are based on NOAA data going back almost 120 years.
Arctic sea ice continued to be lower than average for the final two decades of the last century. The Antarctic continued to have greater ice coverage than most previous years.
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This verbiage will now be attached to any blog I do about global warming. It’s amazing to me that somebody who can apparently read and then post comments still wonders in public why global warming matters on a technology web site. But I am naive, always assuming everybody’s paying attention.
It’s because of money. If global warming has enough acceptance among corporations, the public and even pols, there will be more money spent on green tech, wisely or unwisely. If oil prices stay low and most people don’t care a fig about global warming, green tech will have a difficult time succeeding, regardless of its merits. Not every good idea succeeds. VCs usually invest where they think there’s best chance for a good return. In greentech as in any tech the winners will often be determined by luck, brilliance, timing, happenstance and even marketing. Behind it all will be the money and behind that: whether the evidence for global warming and curtailing pollution drive action or is written off as claptrap.