Tag: AGW

Bad for Science

February 13, 2013 0 Comments
Bad for Science

A couple of really bad “science” stories have hit the media recently. One involves liability and the other dishes out mostly propaganda. Perhaps you already heard about this one involving the liability of scientists. Seismologists in Italy were found guily of manslaughter for inaccurately predicting when an eartquake would strike. They were found guilty even though […]

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Looking on the Bight Side

February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Looking on the Bight Side

And now a little time for a segment known as “maybe-it-is-not-as-bad-as-originally-thought”. I do these from time-to-time because some new studies can promote a lot of sensationalized reports in the mainstream media. It is good to look back and see if all the hype was true. Coral reefs have been under the spotlight for some time […]

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Extreme Weather Then & Now

January 18, 2013 0 Comments
Extreme Weather Then & Now

There is a lot of talk recently about how “extreme” the weather is now, and how it will get so much more “extreme” in the future (even more specualtion here). There are certainly some robust theories as to why this will happen – why the frequency of severe weather events might increase (like all time heat […]

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Recent AGW Rumblings

January 14, 2013 0 Comments
Recent AGW Rumblings

I have been covering and studying the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) ”situation” (science, media, politics) for over a decade now, yet I am continually amazed at the twists-n-turns of the topic and the complexity of diagnosing changes in the climate. One thing that hasn’t changed is the failure of the political process to solve anything. As I highlighted several times […]

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Manipulating the Masses

January 7, 2013 0 Comments
Manipulating the Masses

When does persuasion go too far? When does it become manipulation? If you think long about it, the difference is subtle. Persuasion is more organic and open. Manipulation is more pre-planned and involves a larger degree of control – and imbalance between participants. People frustrated about not being able to “persuade” more of their fellow […]

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Top Down Climate Wrangling

December 27, 2012 0 Comments
Top Down Climate Wrangling

The Doha climate summit has closed without much progress. Advocates, politicians, and negotiators, flew half way around the world to discuss how terrible the climate change situation is, and agree to meet again in the future. I don’t have too much faith in a world-wide political process to solve environmental problems. Time (and money) wasted in “world meetings” […]

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Polar Ice Conundrums

December 14, 2012 0 Comments
Polar Ice Conundrums

Here is some hard to understand (or reconcile) research (on the surface anyway) about the ice sheet covering Antarctica and its potential future melting. Scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research claim that more snowfall on the continent of Antarctica counter-intuitively leads to MORE ice loss at the edges. In fact they say that future […]

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Peak Oil – Still Peaking

December 11, 2012 2 Comments
Peak Oil – Still Peaking

A few years ago, I highlighted the seemingly conflicting predictions that the “world-was-going-to-end” because of increasing use of fossil fuels and resultant anthropogenic global warming (AGW) vs the “world-was-going-to-end” because we were running out of fossil fuels. I contacted some people from both sides, and they both essentially said they were right but the other side […]

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FED Says – Build More Houses

December 5, 2012 0 Comments
FED Says – Build More Houses

In the last few years I am continually and increasingly amazed at the antagonistic themes of environmental protection and economic growth. Both can happen at the same time, just not in the traditional industrial sense. Unfortunately, it seems leaders of the developed world continue to speak out of both sides of their mouth. They claim to be […]

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Biofuel Bust

November 14, 2012 0 Comments
Biofuel Bust

Does biofuel have a future? I cover the many different angles of alternative energy, pollution, and climate here in the blog and you probably remember that in the last few years I have soured on most of the biofuel industry – especially grain ethanol. I have nothing against the actual people who work in the industry […]

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