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For reasons I have discussed in earlier posts, I am skeptical of the claim that global warming on the scale suggested by the IPCC projections is a serious problem that needs to be dealt with. In this post, I want to look at the other side of the problem. If one accepts the conventional view that it is a serious enough problem to justify the cost of the sharp reduction in the use of fossil fuels needed to substantially reduce it, can it be done? The reason I suspect it cannot is that preventing global warming faces a public good problem at several levels. Consider first the individual level. One might argue that if global warming is going to make me worse off, that is a reason for me to reduce my use of fossil fuels in order to prevent it. The problem is that although it is a reason, it is a very weak reason, because I would be bearing all of the cost—driving less, or being colder in winter and hotter in summer, or paying more to get my electricity from solar power instead of from natural gas—while receiving only a tiny fraction of the benefit. As with other public goods, one would expect it to be underproduced and, since this is a public good for an enormous public, drastically so. One popular solution to a public good problem is to have the good produced by government. One problem with this solution is that we have no good way of making a government act in the interest of those it rules, in part due to another public good problem. Anything I do to make government do the right things—figuring out which politician supports good policies and voting for him or contributing to his campaign, writing books or op-eds defending good policies and criticizing bad—is itself producing a public good for a large public, since almost all of the benefit of good policies goes to other people. Public goods, especially for large publics, are underproduced, which explains why many voters—about half of them, judging by the highly unscientific experiment of asking students in classes I teach—do not even know the name of the congressman who represnts them, and almost no voter knows enough about all of the relevant issues to have a sound basis for deciding how to vote. Supplies: Stamp - Swashbucklers from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Paper - Stars - MFT Dies Border Die - MFT Pierced rectangle - MFT Mattes - Perfect Layers Mini Are you planning to join us for our LIVE All Day Krafty KROP. it's TODay AND THERE IS lots GOING ON. Another week in the books, with two topics of interest.
The first was the weather."It's not the heat but the humidity" is a cliche, but it's also true.
Very high dewpoints have made running at any pace tough.This was a good thing. I carried a water bottle and planned to hit water stops along the way, but I didn't chug water before the run, and I also took Benadryl for my flaring allergies the night before, which often times dehydrates me. The result was a run that was epic in its shittiness. Another calls for equipment needed to control spills, such as relief rigs and well-control containment systems, to be designed for and located in Alaska’s Arctic, for ready deployment. An oil spill in the Arctic Ocean would have a profoundly adverse impact on one of the world’s last relatively untouched marine ecosystems, the report said. The adverse conditions would impact multiple marine mammal species, migratory birds and more. From the Trail To Bigfoot youtube team: We explain how the hurricane feeder bands were still passing through our area hindering our plans, but we did see hogs. So the animals are on the move. Panels of Sugar and Spice papers cover a scallop edge card. Sugar and Spice die cuts, the mannequin and elegant square have just been coloured with an ink pad around the edges. The flowers on the mannequin have been coloured using glitter glues - platinum, pink and gold. I love how it has turned out. Up close so you can see the glitter glue colours better. The elegant square with a circle punched out to draw your eye to the number on the tape measure paper. I punched holes and laced the ribbon in the panel above. All the paper was edged with platinum glitter glue. Far Guy and I met the Swan Guy. his name is Pete. We met him at woodcarving. he stopped to visit. Pete feeds the Swans on Fishhook River. He was friends with The Swan Lady who fed Trumpeter Swans at Monticello Minnesota. Pete like the Swan Lady feeds the Swans because someone should. He says he can still afford the corn. Hagelin in our eyes is one of three prospects we are expecting to have break out seasons, is in his sophomore season with Michigan and Hagelin is off to the kind of start we expected from him. No longer looking like he is willing to defer to others, Hagelin is accepting the challenge of being a top line forward/team leader.
This will be a major test for Hagelin and his Wolverines.Above is just part of the row that Chris designed for the Attic Window Quilt Shop's entry into the Row by Row Experience. Kits are available for this design with various background fabrics. .