Kea has often expressed her concern about climate change. I met with Scienceblogger Kevin Vranes whose comments on the subject were picked up by blogs as diverse as Island of Doubt and Transterrestrial Musings.
Thursday I saw a lunchtime talk by Al "I used to be the next President" Gore. "There is a greater temptation to ignore inconvenient truths," he said, "to set aside knowledge that might challenge a prevailing policy." He implored scientists to summon the courage to fight back when "important truths are being ignored, resisted or censored." As you may know, yours truly has a habit of challenging prevailing thought and even fighting back.
Here there is a great interest in climate change and zero, zippo, nada interest in "dark energy." One may appear crazy to contradict the prevailing wisdom, but DE has little following outside a tiny scientific community. The majority of people haven't heard of "dark energy" and don't care anyway. Tomorrow we'll see how a better theory applies directly to Earth's climate.