Friday, March 31, 2006

Weather: Rainy

Okay, so today is the opening day of Ice Age 2: The Meltdown. Hopefully, THIS is not the reason why people are talking about global warming (call it climate change if you want). Hopefully, it isn't because of a transient computer animated phenomenon characterized (in the trailer) by a small rodent chasing after an acorn.

On the flipside, hopefully this will cause some media attention to linger on the subject of global warming for a period of time longer than the film is in release. (Seeing that this is a family film, the time of release might actually last through May, when all the summer blockbusters come out). Maybe I'm just getting up on my environmentalist high horse, but I do think (and many scientists - social and physical - are making the same point) that something crazy is happening with the weather. Eventually even regular economists will have to realize that global warming will affect natural resource stocks and flows including many non-fungable goods, such as water, land, and clean air. I would like to see the paper on that!

Okay, so to come back down. Back to work. I don't know what to do for lunch, though...

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