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Al Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Looks like speculations turned out to be true, and Al Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize early this morning, “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.” The IPCC and Al Gore will…

Poor Al Gore, no good deed goes unpunished in his quest for climate change awareness. Only a few days ago he went before the Senate on a hearing on global warming. During which, climate change’s biggest political foe, Senator James Inhofe and Gore argued heatedly. Now, the Republicans are moving to block his ‘Live Earth’…

Its a bit overdue, but I wanted to address the second point in regards to “An Inconvenient Truth”—whether or not carbon off-sets do any good and whether Al Gore is hypocritical for using jets (which pollute) to attend meetings, etc. This issue was first raised over at my SciBling’s blog Stoat, during his review of…

I came across a fascinating post over at

There are two discussions which are going on in the ScienceBlog-osphere about Al Gore, brought to the table by my esteemed co-bloggers Framing Science and Stoat. The first is whether or not Gore’s opus “An Inconvenient Truth” belongs in a science class (Framing Science argues compellingly that it doesn’t). The second is whether, as Stoat…

The forests of Siberia are full of insomniac bears, scaring the locals, as the weather has been staying too warm for them to go into hibernation. Usually Siberian bears sleep six months, beginning in October or November, but the Kemerovo region where they live has currently gotten no snow. Hunters, out in the woods stalking…

University of Michigan geophysicist Shaopeng Huang has found that even layers deep in the Earth have felt the increased heat from global warming, terming the change “rocky fever.” “Not to feel global warming, one would need to hide beneath 600 feet of rocks,” Huang said. “Although its causes are debatable, recent global warming is indisputable.”…