Monthly Archives: February 2013

‘The case for fossil fuel divestment’

Bill McKibben has an op-ed at Rolling Stone on “The case for fossil fuel divestment“. I have made a similar case in comments at Seeking Alpha and in a long comment which the editors of the Financial Times chose not … Continue reading

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Forward on the Climate

So I’m on a red-eye train, Amtrak 67, heading from Boston to D.C. to participate in the Forward on the Climate rally later today. I’m technically representing the Unitarian Universalist Area Church in Sherborn, MA and all the wonderful people … Continue reading

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Professor Scott Mandia on “Then and Now”

Then and Now. I’ve sometimes wondered where climate policy leaves those like me in mathematical sciences snd quantitative engineering in terms of speaking out. We help build climate models, help reduce geophysical and environmental data, and can sometimes understand the … Continue reading

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Protected: Questions on “Pseudospectra of semiclassical boundary value problems”, Jeff Galkowski

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Protected: Questions regarding “Quantum ergodicity for a class of mixed systems”, Jeff Galkowski

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‘Nemo’

Image below courtesy of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Forward On The Climate rally, D.C., National Mall, 17th February 2013.

Be there. Details available at the Sierra Club site: Forward On The Climate.

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Destabilization of the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland

From Dr Dave Petley’s The Landslide Blog at the American Geophysical Union, the collapse of the Illulissat Glacier in Greenland. Amazing stuff. When things fail at this scale, you can see mathematics come to life. The volume of the ice collapsing … Continue reading

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SCIENCE FRIDAY Hour on Preventing Climate Disruption

There was a very fine hour devoted to preventing climate disruption on Ira Flatow‘s Science Friday, on National Public Radio. Guests were excellent: Representative Henry Waxman, California Eileen Claussen, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) John Ashton, Former climate change ambassador, … Continue reading

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