Blogging out loud

2010-06-27

in Daily updates, Geek stuff, Internet matters, Ottawa, Writing

I have attended and enjoyed a couple of Blog Out Loud Ottawa events, at which local bloggers read one selected post in front of an audience. This year, I decided to give it a try. The event is on July 7th, at 7:00pm at Irene’s Pub on Bank Street, just north of Landsdowne Park.

My contribution will certainly be outside the norm, as most people read posts that are narrative accounts of their own personal experiences. I will almost certainly select one of my posts on climate change.

The post is meant to be from between June 2009 and June 2010, but the selection is otherwise up to me. I want to choose something that is informative and accessible, even for people without much knowledge about climate change, politics, or environmental issues.

Suggestions?

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

alena June 28, 2010 at 12:21 pm

There are many interesting entries about climate change and the environment, but I would suggest the Feb. 5, 2010 entry entitled “Storms of My Grandchildren” as it was pivotal to your new blog launch and also it may inspire some people to read the book.

XUP June 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Alena’s suggestion is a good one, but I don’t think you need to ahdere too closely to the guidelines set out by BOLO. You could hobble together a few things from a few different posts or choose an essay you wrote somewhere else. I don’t much like reading just a regular blog post I wrote in the last year. I’m going to try and find something a bit different.

R.K. June 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm
R.K. July 5, 2010 at 11:43 am
R.K. July 5, 2010 at 11:45 am
Milan July 6, 2010 at 2:52 pm

This is an important post, but too technical for a general audience: Is runaway climate change possible? Hansen’s take

Milan July 6, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Given what happened in Canada’s last election, this post might be topical and informative: Why conservatives should love carbon taxes

Milan July 6, 2010 at 3:17 pm

I am now quite tempted to go with this post:

The opportunity cost of the oil sands

Obviously, the oil sands are a major environmental issue for Canadians. I think this might cast them in a light that will be unfamiliar to the audience – in terms of the better options we are giving up, in order to invest there.

Tristan July 6, 2010 at 4:30 pm

I say go with something tar sands related. The idea that it’s “in Canada’s interest” to burn the tar sands is an important notion to tarnish.

Jonathan July 7, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Hi Milan,

I’m sorry; I missed the event. I hope it went well.

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