Archives for April 9, 2013

The new bird flu: Is it serious?

There is a new outbreak of a bird flu in eastern China, referred to as H7N9. The first thing you need to know is that human populations have not been previously exposed (to any degree) to H7 or N9 type virus, so if this virus were to mutate in such as way as to spread…

I’ll be interviewed by Stephanie Zvan regarding the current status of climate change research, what’s happening in the climate these days, with a special focus on climate change denialism, this coming Sunday morning on Minnesota Atheists Talk Radio. There are a lot of interesting things going on with the science as well as the politics.…

The Science of Climate Change

A lecture by Professor Paul Valdes, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol.

Blog Business

Time to shut down comments on older posts, as we are having a blizzard of spam on those posts. I’ll reopen commenting in a few days. Sorry for any inconvenience.

There is a new Gallup poll that together with earlier data from Gallup provides some interesting information about attitudes in the US about global warming. Earlier polls have shown increase and decrease in concern about global warming, and changes in what people think of news about climate change and the severity of the problem. Recently,…