Monday, January 7, 2013

Tax cuts for whom?

Some of the provisions in last weeks "fiscal cliff" deal are drawing a lot of attention, as Bill Plumer wrote for the Washington Post. See the full bill here

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Watching America

Watching America is a website where you can find articles about the US, from newspaper publications outside of the US. Many articles are very biased, but it's interesting because much of the bias is different from that you typically get from media in the states. You can find pieces expressing many different attitudes in one place.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

U.N. Climate Change Summit, Happening Now

This week, the U.N. Climate Change Summit is being held in Doha, Qatar. So, in the spirit of those meetings, I've decided to post a few links about climate change. I understand that there are a lot of people out there that don't believe human activity is causing the Earth to warm, or believe that humans may be causing climate change but it doesn't necessarily warrant drastic changes to our lifestyles and economies. With that in mind, I'm trying to share some links that support both sides of the issue.

Personally, I think it is undeniable that the burning of fossil fuels is adding CO2 to the atmosphere at an accelerated rate. I understand that C02 levels in the atmosphere fluctuate naturally overtime but I think the evidence available shows a drastic increase of CO2 since the industrial revolution. It is reasonable to conclude that higher carbon-dioxide levels will perpetuate the green-house effect and cause the Earth to warm. I don't think this means the world will end, but I think it has serious implications for humans, particularly humans that live in coastal regions. Warmer temperatures mean higher sea-levels and more potent weather events, and these two things will have serious economic implications. That's my opinion.

Here are some links to other peoples opinions, all of which have more scientific credentials than myself;


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Snow Season

"I Ride Park City" released their first edit from the 2012-2013 snow season. Since I work part-time as a snowboard instructor at PC, this is pretty exciting for me. I haven't made it up there yet but this video gets me in the mood. Hopefully the Wasatch Mountains will pick up some new snow this weekend. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giving thanks in Missouri

Some pictures from my trip back to MO for t-giving. It was the first time my gf has been to my mom's.