It seems amazing, but it has now been a year since I set up BuryCoal. I did so after reading James Hansen’s book Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity. If Hansen is right, it may well be one of the most important books ever written. Slowly, at least some policy-makers are becoming aware of the risk posed by runaway climate change.
This site hasn’t yet necessarily attracted as many regular contributors as I initially hoped, but I have a huge amount of appreciation for everyone who contributed: especially Tristan. He put up far more posts than any other contributor and put up with an endless amount of tiresome disagreement from me.
The percentage is absurd since we only had one day of traffic before February 17th, 2010, but here is an amusing screen grab regardless:
Thanks to everyone who contributed, read, commented, responded, ‘Liked’ on Facebook, tweeted, etc.
Speaking of storms:
Hansen’s book was reviewed in The Los Angeles Times, Science, and Cosmos. Hansen also wrote a companion piece in The Nation.
It was not reviewed by The Economist, as far as I can tell. It’s hard to know what they could say about it. If they endorsed it, they would contradict their own laissez faire stance on climate regulation. If they condemned it, they would need to say why and subject themselves to the possibility of being disproved in the future.