Monthly Archives: May 2014

Climate change, on COSMOS, Sunday, 1st June 2014, 9 p.m. ET, on Fox

… And will be repeated on National Geographic TV on Monday, 9 p.m., ET. Hat tip to Dr Dan Satterfield. Go Neil!

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On Stenger’s narcissistic America, and picking and choosing what science to believe

People may criticize the view as unfair to religious scientists and something which fans the flames, making Science appear more incompatible with religion than it is, but I think atheist leader Dr Victor Stenger has a point. Interviewed by the … Continue reading

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Stupidity

AMENDMENT TO THE RULES COMMITTEE PRINT FOR H.R. 4435 OFFERED BY MR. MCKINLEY OF WEST VIRGINIA At the end of subtitle B of title III, insert the following: 1 SEC. 318. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS TO IMPLEMENT 2 CERTAIN … Continue reading

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CO2 now

Where atmospheric concentration of CO2 is about now. What matters is less the absolute amount (which is bad enough, with preindustrial being 288 ppm), but the change. These data come with the following qualifying statement: Data shown may be measurements … Continue reading

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Pine Island, Thwaites, Haynes, Pope, Smith, and Kohler glaciers on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS)

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Balance. (And Bill Nye the Science Guy!)

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Climate Disruption: “Happy talk” and “a slap in the face”

These are excerpts from an interview with philosopher Dale Jamieson in Salon by Lindsay Abrams. My favorite part is highlighted. Q: (Abrams) So far as our ethical responsibilities go, is it that people don’t want to feel personally responsible for … Continue reading

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1991-2012, United States, Earth: Surface Temperatures

From the just released 2014 National Climate Assessment.

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