Archives for February 2, 2013

The Earth’s Climate Does Not Care…

… what political party you are a member of… Climate scientist Anthony Leiserowitz drops some serious knowledge on “Moyers & Company”. In two bullet points, he describes exactly what Obama needs to say about global warming and what we can do to stop climate change. Let’s hope Obama watches Bill Moyers videos. From here.

Keep an eye on Ben Goldacre…

Ben Goldacre, the Bad Science column writer and at present, Wellcome research fellow in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, has a book coming out soon (Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients). I’ve not seen it yet, but when I do I’ll get you a review as…

Birdchasers

Birdchasers: An educational documentary ideal for the Discoverie Channel. Two teams of birdwatchers spend the entire birding season (from June 1st through June 22nd) in sometimes friendly, sometimes not so friendly competition in a desperate and dangerous search for dangerous and disparate birds. Team A is from Cornell University Bird Research Center, and their main…

Fire and Climate Change

From the AGU fall meeting, 2012 Land area burned by fires has increased in the United States over the past 25 years, consistent with a trend toward climate conditions more conducive to fire. In contrast, fires for agricultural and forest management show declining trends in the western U.S. despite overall increases in wildfire activity and…

The Superbowl and God

The Public Religion Research Institute has conducted a poll about the Superbowl They found: 27% of Americans believe that God plays a role in determining which team winds a sporting event. 53% of Americans believe that god rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success 42% of Americans don’t think that those 53%…

Skeptical Science is a great source for information about climate change. One of the coolest things they’ve got over there is a moving GIF demonstrating how the folks in the climate science denialism industry try to convince people that global warming isn’t real. This involves cherry picking data to show small segments of time with…

Evolution Debate Ends in Turkey?

According to the Turkish Daily News … The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey … has put a stop to the publication and sale of all books in its archives that support the theory of evolution, daily Radikal has reported. The evolutionist books, previously available through TÜBİTAK’s Popular Science Publications’ List, will no longer…