Friday, October 5, 2007

What Thoreau Told Scientists About Global Warming

I had meant to link to this post at the WSJ's Informed Reader blog last week. It somehow ended up in a bookmark titled Vino. Which is not what I think of when I think of Thoreau.
Emerson maybe.

From the Informed Reader:

Henry David Thoreau’s neighbors in Concord, Mass., thought his passion for flowers and constant scribbling in journals were a little strange. But scientists are now using those meticulous botanical writings as a benchmark to measure the effects of global warming, reports Michelle Nijhuis in Smithsonian....MORE

A couple others that may be of interest:
(Ah, monsieur/madame is a connoisseur,
the ordinaire, it is anti-freeze)

China’s Big Population Won’t Always Be an Advantage
The High Seas Still Dictate Who Runs the World