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Archives for August, 2007

Thoughts on “Energy & Environment”

Naomi Oreskes’ reply to Schulte got me thinking about the journal Energy & Environment, which appears to be the climate science equivalent of Rivista di Biologia (more here on that particular turkey). The journal was founded in 1990 and it offers a home for climate contrarians. According to this 2005 article, the journal is found…

Arizona State v San Jose State

Ah, Labor Day weekend. Sun, fun, and the start of college football. ASU plays San Jose State (home of my Scibling Janet) tomorrow night – the first game under Dennis Erickson. There is should be little doubt that ASU will win, though they may struggle against the Spartans.

Oreskes responds to Schulte

Many readers will no doubt know the 2004 paper in Science by historian of science Naomi Oreskes, a paper which discussed the consensus position regarding anthropogenic climate change. Predictably, the paper received much vitriol from the climate contrarians and denialists. Now, a medical research (Klaus-Martin Schulte, who appears to be a consultant in endocrine surgery)…

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Events 1909 – Burgess Shale fossils discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.

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Events 1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction. 1982 – The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung.

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Events 1845 – Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue. 1981 – The National Centers for Disease Control announce a high incidence of Pneumocystis and Kaposi’s sarcoma in gay men.

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Events 1962 – Mariner 2 launched to Venus. 2003 – Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing approximately 34,646,416 miles (55,758,006 kilometers) from Earth.


The winged statue of victory [Nike] stands in front of smoke from fires in the village of ancient Olympia near the birthplace of the Olympic Games, in southwestern Greece. Source: Petros Giannakouris/Associated Press

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