Friday, August 13, 2021

Email went down, now it's back

Sou | 9:47 AM Feel free to comment!

I've been with the same hosting company for many years. Yesterday (Australian time), first time ever, their email servers went down for several hours. It's back again now. 

If anyone tried to send an email during that time, particularly anyone who is wanting to subscribe to email alerts, please try again. I'm referring to the article I posted a couple of days ago.

Monday, August 9, 2021

We've got to get serious about climate, we've wasted too much time

Sou | 8:27 PM Go to the first of 4 comments. Add a comment

The IPCC Summary for Policymakers WG1 report has just been released. You can download it here.

I will be going through it and the technical report (when it comes out) over the next few days. You can download the full report here. Warning: it's 3949 pages long! An initial glance shows that we need to do more to reduce emissions. A whole lot more.

The press conference is on YouTube:

This report will have a lot more space devoted to regional changes. There is a fabulous interactive atlas which allows you to drill down and across in all sorts of ways.

There is so much to work through. Here are some initial points that might interest you:

Alert for HotWhopper email subscribers to resubscribe

Sou | 3:54 PM Go to the first of 2 comments. Add a comment

Sorry for not following up my last post sooner. There'll be another climate post shortly. 

My excuse is being consumed by the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2. Not me personally, I hasten to add. It's a big problem in the state next door, NSW, and has slipped from there into my home state, Victoria, a couple of times (and other parts of Australia). That's meant lockdowns to get us back to zero COVID-19. Having a slightly obsessive tendency, I've been spending too much time on the endless press conferences, news articles and tweets about the subject. This has been at the expense of writing blog articles about climate change, I'm sorry to say.

While I'm preparing the next article (or procrastinating on its writing) I want to alert people who signed up for email alerts to new articles here on HotWhopper. The normal emails will stop because Feedburner is being shut down this month. Here's the notice:

Recently, the Feedburner team released a system update announcement , that the email subscription service will be discontinued in August 2021.

After August 2021, your feed will still continue to work, but the automated emails to your subscribers will no longer be supported. If you’d like to continue sending emails, you can download your subscriber contacts.

If you'd like to continue to receive email alerts, please let me know directly, using the email address to which you want them sent. You can do the same if you no longer want alerts, although the subs will be opt-in, not opt-out. That is, if you don't let me know you want to continue, you will no longer receive email updates. 

You can let me know either way by sending an email to subscribeHW at HotWhopper.com (replacing the "at" with @).  If you're already a subscriber, you should be receiving this article as an email already, but the emailed articles will only continue if I set it up. I'll probably use mailchimp, which AFAIK is reliable and secure.