"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from WEAPONRY to LIVINGRY."
- Buckminster Fuller (h/t Suzy Waldman)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Wishful thinking department

A not-very-informative history of climate change science  is remarkable only for its headline:
Ian Sample looks at how the study of the climate has moved from being a relatively minor branch of science to one that now dominates most others, thanks largely to the work of one man
Leaving aside the toxic lone-genius model of science, i.e., science as mutant superpower (see "Good Will Hunting"), wouldn't it be nice?

If you're seriously interested in the topic, Spencer Weart is a good source. 



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