February 9, 2004

Now Add A Little Doom & Gloom

Researchers Determine Reason For Deadly Spread Of 1918 Influenza

Climate Collapse: The Pentagon's Weather Nightmare

Now this one I found quite interesting. I've never subscribed to the modern man causing global warming theory, but I have been aware that nature can turn on a dime and we could experience swift and dramatic climate change. We've been fairly fortunate in the teensy space of time we inhabit, but there's no guarantee it'll last.Good to know the government is on the ball, just in case.

On a related note, I remember a book in the 80's, I think by Larry Niven, where there's a mini ice age in the near future and how we cope with it. Anyone else recall that one?

Posted by Ithildin at February 9, 2004 5:28 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

What's most amazing to me is how the global climate change alarmists have managed to weld their formerly contradictory visions of catastrophe into one new scenario: A new Ice Age triggered by Global Warming!

Are we really thought to be that credulous?

Posted by: Desert Cat at February 9, 2004 6:21 PM

The book was Fallen Angels, by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Michael Flynn. Not a bad novel overall. However, it was more concerned with how the two "grounded angels" from the space stations could get back to orbit than with combatting the climate, which the totalitarian government of Earth had made essentially illegal.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at February 10, 2004 1:48 AM

Yep, Fallen Angels. Heavy on the SF fandom highlights.

Posted by: Jay Solo at February 10, 2004 8:29 AM

But it makes a good expose of the end-result of all the Green-think

Posted by: Dave at February 11, 2004 8:57 AM