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Peter Sinclair has tackled this difficult topic with an excellent video and informative blog post. The blog post is here, and I’ve pasted the video below. This is a complicated issue. The water problem in California is obviously made worse by increased demands from population growth and expansion of agriculture. Under “normal” (natural) conditions, California…

We are reaching the point where Arctic Sea ice tends to max out, in terms of extent (I will not be talking about volume here, though that is vitally important). Using data provided by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, I ran an informal “Science by Spreadsheet” analysis and came up with a prediction…

Read more about the Koch’s HERE.

The 69th carnival of evolution is up at Scientific American’s S.E. Gould’s Lab Rat Blog. HERE.

I will be giving a talk in Saint Paul, at the Best Western Kelly Inn, on Evolutionary Psychology. The original plan was to get two people to debate the topic, but it was hard to find two people in town to do that. One idea was to get PZ Myers over here, and then he…

… OK, it doesn’t really make sense, but that’s actually the point. I object to the radicalized stereotypes but they’re British, they don’t know better. Otherwise this is catchy.

The Faraday Electric Bike

Powered bikes have been around for a long time, and there are many electric bikes available now. But it seems that this new one is a significant change from prior versions. The Faraday Bike doesn’t even look like it could possibly be powered. But apparently it is. The frame is, more or less, the battery.…

I’d love to describe the details to you but I don’t think I can ever do as good a job as Representative Henry Waxman and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. They wrote a letter to McCain and Gingrich. Gave ‘em a good shellacking, they did. I love this letter so much I’m giving it to you three…

What? Just watch:

Congress needs more science expertise.

I wrote this OpEd for MinnPost on science and Congress. Please go read it and comment!