Jared Diamond

Craig Macintosh over at Celsias has a somewhat Malthusian solution to global warming.  Rather than agriculture limiting population (and thus limiting carbon emissions, halting or reversing global warming) a major pandemic could do the job much swifter.  As I keep mentioning, Jared Diamond covers similar topics in ‘Collapse‘.  Gareth Kane has population on his mind too.  […]


In brief: HIPS, renewables, timber and Arup

by mel starrs on February 7, 2007

in News

I’ve upgraded the blog to WP 2.1. This won’t make a difference to most of you readers, but the interface for my input is much easier, with word check built in! Yay. I’ve finished crashing through the backlog of blogs from the last week. Lots of interesting goings on: Yet another consultation (pdf, 26 pages) […]


Adapt or die…

by mel starrs on February 5, 2007

in Uncategorized

via:: Fred Wilson Here’s a nice depressing start to the week (having just come back from holiday feeling slightly fragile anyway having devoured Heat, Cradle to Cradle and Collapse – cheery holiday reading – not!). A report from the IPCC available here (pdf, 21 pages): The understanding of anthropogenic warming and cooling influences on climate […]