May 16, 2007
End of the Line . . .
Posted to Author: Pielke Jr., R. | Site News
After three years of blogging, I have decided to take an extended break that just-so-happens to coincide with my sabbatical leave. Oh, I'll be promoting my book here and there, but I won't be posting regularly. It has been a fun experience, even with the obvious downsides, but it is time to close this chapter.
Prometheus, I hope, will continue to provoke and irritate, as is our custom, so don't go far!Posted on May 16, 2007 02:05 PM
Say it isn't so. This blog has proven to be a great resource since I discovered it a year or so ago.
Enjoy your break and hopefully you'll come back refreshed.
Posted by: Eric Berger at May 16, 2007 04:40 PM
Always sad to see a blogger leave a blog, but I guess you have your reasons. Enjoy your sabbatical, even though this is my first visit (and first comment!)
Posted by: jack at May 17, 2007 12:16 AM
Enjoy your sabattical. I just took a few weeks off myself. Sometimes we all need a break from the abundance of information and lively debate on the internet.
Posted by: Don Thieme at May 17, 2007 09:08 AM
We'll I'll miss reading your blogs.
Hope you get back to it soon!
Posted by: Damien Jorgensen at May 17, 2007 01:13 PM
Enjoy the sabbatical, sir. I've really enjoyed the science policy aspect of the issues you cover here that few others seem to want to tackle or even understand.
And I hope this has nothing to do with the unceasing harassment of the self-appointed, Wahabbi-like "Committee for Scientific Orthodoxy and Suppression of Heretical Deviance" that seems to follow you everywhere on the internet.
Posted by: bubba at May 18, 2007 09:49 AM
You have always been an enemy of science but in a sneaky way.It is good that fewer people will be induced by your sidewinder routines away from the path of straight science. Doubtless you will have a role in appointed boards of this or that where your chamaleon apptitudes successfully deceive. But that will only count among those who wish to be deceived.
Posted by: garhane at May 18, 2007 11:20 AM
Though I frequent many climate blogs, not all of whom have been kind to you or about you, I have always felt that Prometheus had a significant role to play in making acceptance of action on climate change more palatable to those who might otherwise baulk at it. I have also felt that you have, to my eyes, been unfairly characterised as a procrastinator, when it seems obvious that you have been involved in work of political value for all this time.
Does this mean that Prometheus is now defunct, or will some of your colleagues take up the challenge?
On the basis that you have been a rational and sensible contributor at a crucial time in the development of climate change policy, I, for one, shall miss you, and wish you well. And I don't care how much Uncle Eli teases me about this.
Best wishes, Roger; I am sure you will not be silent for long.
Posted by: fergus at May 18, 2007 05:56 PM
Very best of luck to you in whatever you do. Prometheus will definitely be worse off for your absence.
Posted by: Mark Bahner at May 18, 2007 08:22 PM
Posted by: Paul Dougherty at May 19, 2007 06:43 PM
Roger, good luck. I greatly appreciated the opportunity to comment on a number of matters that you and others have raised in this forum.
I have agreed with much of your substantive positions, even while I occasionally found it difficult to discern (or agree with) what positions you were taking in some cases.
I completely agree that climate change is upon us, and it is time to get cracking on adaptation approaches - for which the US is the easy case, and for the third world, which will experience the greatest negative impacts, is least prepared. It seems to me that even modest mitigation measures can help to fund the investement in adaptation, as well as to help move our economies toward cleaner and more beneficial energy paths.
Posted by: TokyoTom at May 21, 2007 01:44 AM
We'll I'll miss reading your blogs. I hope you get back to it soon :)
Posted by: arnold at May 24, 2007 03:02 AM
As a side note, it is interesting to see that all the rabett's and mice have quit posting, seem to have a sudden lack of any interest at all, in Nature's new blog.
It seems their only interest in it was to misrepresent Dr. Pielke's posts, sling ad hominems at him, and try to mischaracterize him as something of an AGW skeptic in the employ of Big Oil or some other ominous conspiracy.
A self selected college of cardinals whose only purpose is to harass and persecute those they deem deviants from the one and true faith.
All because of their contemptible ignorance of public policy.
Posted by: bubba at May 25, 2007 10:33 AM