Also, it looks like Rick Perry is no more serious about becoming US President than Sarah Palin.
It’s still unseasonably warm in Austin, but at least the season has changed. While it remains very dry here, major storms have been quite visible to our north and south of late. So, it seems that October is bringing us a normal summer pattern, and it’s raining a more or less normal amount in Texas. Far from enough to bust the drought, but not threatening us with turning into Arizona.
We’ll see if the double-dip La Nina makes for another severe outlier of a summer next year.
Also, occupy Austin is happening. I am nervous about actively supporting the Occupy thing. Since I still hold Canadian citizenship, it seems far safer for me to go up to Toronto and occupy it. But I’ve been very impressed with the way these guys are managing things; it seems the only people advocating foolishness at these groups are pro-corporate agents provocateurs.
As manifestos go, this one is marvelous. Majorities are for amateurs. (h/t PHA.)
This was really why I had no enthusiasm for cap-and-trade. Without near-unanimity in the public, globally and in each nation, the prospects for climate stability are grim.
We need to have traditional government chasing a social media consensus. And so that social media consensus has to be competent.