Daily Archives: June 30, 2016

Intergenerational Equity Arguments Go Both Ways

This article is interesting (here). Think carefully. What are intergenerational equity problems with alarming predictions unsupported by science driving policy decisions that unnecessarily raise the cost of energy? What are impacts on future generations of embracing inflated statements (eg here) and regulations (eg here) that for all practical purposes prevent less developed states and nations from improving their society and economy to meet their own citizens needs? Not only does it rob future generations of health and prosperity but it has an immediate negative effect on the here and now generations. 

“Risk management and the well-being of future generations must trump ideology and fear in the November elections. We simply can’t afford two of the world’s superpowers being dictated by populism and xenophobia at the expense of our youth’s future.” quoted from WUWT here.

Solar Cycle 24 Continues Sunspot Weakening Activity

“For the second time this month, the sun has gone completely blank.  On June 4th, the sun went completely spotless for the first time since 2011 and that quiet spell lasted for about 4 days.  Sunspot regions then reappeared for the next few weeks on a sporadic basis, but are once again completely missing from the surface of the sun.  The blank sun is a sign that the next solar minimum is approaching and there will be an increasing number of spotless days over the next few years.”  click here