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Can China clean up fast enough? asks The Economist. In more detail: If China were simply following the path of rich countries from poverty through pollution to fresh air, there would be little to worry about (unless you lived in one of those hellish cities). But… When Britain’s industrial engine was gaining speed, levels of…

The melting north

The Economist has a Special Report on “The melting north” (hopefully that works for you, I have a subscription so I’m not sure if its behind their paywall or not). And what it says – A heat map of the world, colour-coded for temperature change, shows the Arctic in sizzling maroon. Since 1951 it has…

Sez the Economist: For, according to Dr Pyykko’s calculations, relativity explains why tin batteries do not work, but lead ones do. His chain of reasoning goes like this. Lead, being heavier than tin, has more protons in its nucleus (82, against tin’s 50). That means its nucleus has a stronger positive charge and that, in…

Since the last of the CRU-email inquiries came in, a whole string of rubbish journo’s have been queuing up to try to explain why, given that the inquires enhonerated the scientists, there was so much kerfuffle over the whole issue. Naturally, given that the journo’s can’t have been wrong, the scientists must have done something…