August 26, 2010
The history of the earth is immense, and diverse – and its easy to get confused and mangle history, — to mix things that never belonged together in the real world.
What was natural in the distant past might not be a good fit alongside man’s creations. Human beings and the climate of the ancient world, could find themselves on a collision course.
August 23, 2010
A little time lapse photography to help ease us into geologic perspective.
The Pink Floyd soundtrack doesn’t hurt, either.
August 22, 2010
For whatever reason, islamaphobia, donor fatique, media indifference, the Pakistan mega-flood has slipped through the cracks after the initial media splash.
The Pakistani disaster is, in my mind, unquestionably, even more than Katrina, the template for the “threat multiplier” events that climate change will be triggering for the rest of our lives.
Those interested in keeping awareness alive and making a tax deductible donation for Pakistan, with some confidence that their donation will get to those who need it most, can go to this page set up by the US State Department.
August 22, 2010
Nice job by a new debunking site called, appropriately, “Fool me once”.
Not sure who’s behind this one, but here’s a great explanation of the “Recovering sea ice” canard.
August 21, 2010
If you missed my video on plug-in and hybrid vehicles, check it here.
A team from the University of Guelph has determined that Trees are soaking up less carbon than expected given the increase in atmospheric CO2. According to the press release, “Scientists and policy-makers hoping to use forests to naturally soak up increasing amounts of carbon dioxide may have overestimated the role of trees as carbon sink”.
“Contrary to expectations, tree growth has declined over the past century despite rising amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere, said Madhur Anand, a professor in Guelph’s School of Environmental Sciences.”
August 16, 2010
Plants use co2. Therefore, more Co2 is good. It’s one of the hardy perennials of climate denialism.
Like most generalizations, sooner or later it runs afoul of the real world.