Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Clash: What Will Climate Change Cost Us?

Scientific American rolls out their new site, CLASH by interviewing Sir Nicholas, Stern Bjorn Lomborg and IPCC lead author Gary Yohe.

Just a heads-up, This is not your great-grandma's Scientific American. It has (I think) degenerated. Their smear of Lomborg was despicable. Disagree with someone, crush them intellectually, shame them for their logical fallacies but don't do the ad hominem thing. It's just weak. Besides, everybody makes mistakes:
"... too far-fetched to be considered."
Editor of Scientific American, in a letter to Robert Goddard about Goddard's idea of a rocket-accelerated airplane bomb, 1940 (German V2 missiles came down on London 3 years later).

"That the automobile has practically reached the limit of its development is suggested by the fact that during the past year no improvements of a radical nature have been introduced."
Scientific American, Jan. 2 edition, 1909.
Here's your great-grandma's SA.
And here:
A Powerful Electric Touring Runabout: