I’ve got a few global warming links for you guys. First is this Yahoo News story of scientists predicting that trees will grow in Antarctica within the century.
Next I’ve got this post on a venture capital blog that I thought was pretty interesting. As you know, more VC money has flowed into “green” technology this year than any other. The post has some links to venture capitalists talking about Global Warming. However, the most interesting piece is about
Richard Lindzen, professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT saying that “there is no scientific consensus on global warming”.
Also, check out Michael Crichton’s website as well. It discusses his previously held beliefs about the environment, and how doing research for a book on a global disaster got him to change his mind.
Undaunted, I began to research other kinds of disasters that might fulfill my novelistic requirements. That’s when I began to realize how big our planet really is, and how resilient its systems seem to be. Even though I wanted to create a fictional catastrophe of global proportions, I found it hard to come up with a credible example.
These links sure do provide a compelling argument.
Finally, here is a link to The Canary Project, an organization that’s trying to “photograph landscapes around the world that are exhibiting dramatic transformation due to global warming and to use these photographs to persuade as many people as possible that global warming is already underway and of immediate concern.”