Archives for March 30, 2012

I have two only vaguely related items for you, and the first is really two items. Paul Douglas has written a piece on climate change that you should read. Douglas is the famous Twin Cities meteorologist who worked for several years at our own WCCO. He was a regional celebrity, much loved by all, and…

Go here and click on the thing. You know Shawn from his book “Fool me Twice.” Like the page then scroll down a page or two to “Fool me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America by Shawn Lawrence Otto” and vote on that one. Forget about all the other books, they suck. YOU…

A commonly used insecticide, and possibly an increasingly widely used form of that pesticide, could be a causal factor in bee colony collapse. It is not 100% certain that this pesticide’s effects can be counted as one of the causes this problem, but there is a very good chance that neonicotinoids can cause a drop…