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Since I’ve been on the road so much lately, I haven’t really had a chance to follow up on some of the more interesting links forwarded to me lately. Each probably deserves its own post… but I’m going to dump them all into this post anyway. Besides, there seems to be a common thread running…

This week’s installment of Fantastical Fridays discusses a not-so-impressive finding reported in the media in January 2006. From the archives: (30 January 2006) To all of those who worried about the United States’ dependence on Middle Eastern oil, who tried to raise awareness about dwindling global oil reserves, or who fought for decent fuel economy…

From the archives: (23 April 2006) The media is by its very nature sensational, and on the issue of global warming this can swing both ways. Therefore, there was a big fuss over a study in Nature this past Thursday that seemed to lay out a more conservative estimate for the expected increase in temperature…

A Hot Topic

From the archives: (19 January 2006) Today’s issue of Nature features several interesting articles about the effects of global warming. Two are research articles, with one revising estimates of the expected increase in sea level due to global warming and the other demonstrating how certain important marine ecosystems could be vulnerable to changes in ocean…

Amphibian Disease Heats Up

From the archives: (13 January 2006) What do global warming and epidemic diseases have in common? Apparently they have a lot, at least when it comes to amphibians. Microorganisms have a knack for showing up in unexpected places. In the 1980s, two scientists discovered a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori that causes over 80% of stomach…

Yesterday, the AP released a story describing the general approval within the scientific community of the science behind Al Gore’s new documentary An Inconvenient Truth The AP contacted more than 100 top climate researchers by e-mail and phone for their opinion. Among those contacted were vocal skeptics of climate change theory. Most scientists had not…

The National Academies today released their report on Surface Temperature Reconstructions for the Last 2,000 Years. The verdict? “High confidence that planet is warmest in 400 years; less confidence in temperature reconstructions prior to 1600.” The reviews from around the web are equally mixed, although generally agreeing that the report vindicates Mann’s hockey stick model.…

Conservatives in America have become pretty adept at shrugging off worries about global warming, and when it comes to evolution, well, they have their own ideas about how that works. However, this headline from National Geographic might cause some circuits to blow: “Global Warming Is Spurring Evolution, Study Says” Wow, what a catch-22! They can…