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This search engine will scan a large number of sites known to have good climate change related information on them. Below is a list of sites scanned. If you know of a site that is not included here but that should be, please put a link in the comments. Don't bother with climate science denialist sites, they will not be added. Also note that many sites are parts of larger domains. So if the site you suggest is already part of, for example, Scienceblogs, The Guardian, etc. then it is already on the list by default. This, of course, means that some of the hits from this search engine…
Back in December, I was excited. The reason I was excited was because everybody's favorite über-Libertarian, New World Order conspiracy theorist quack, Mike Adams, a.k.a. The Health Ranger, had made an announcement. That announcement was that on January 6, 2014 Adams would announce astonishing "scientific findings" about food that would "revolutionize" nutrition and health. Given Adams' past history of doing hilariously off-base things with scientific instruments, such as putting Chicken McNuggets under a microscope and being amazed that things look a lot different when highly magnified,…
Last night I attended a talk by meteorologist Paul Douglas, at the Eden Prairie High School. The talk was “Weird Weather: Minnesota’s New Normal? Our Changing Climate and What We Can Do About It,” and it was sponsored by Environment Minnesota, Cool Planet, and the Citizens Climate Lobby. I didn’t count the number of people in the audience but it was well attended (over 100, for sure). Extra chairs had to be brought in. You probably know of Paul Douglas either because of his own fame or because I often link to (or facebook-post) his blogs at Weather Nation or the Star Tribune, and I…
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Sipping from the Internet Firehose... February 16, 2014 Chuckles, COP20+, London Declaration, AAAS, England, Energiewende Bottom Line, Thermodynamics, Cr*p Detector, Cook Fukushima: Note, News, Policies Melting Arctic, Polar Bears, Methane, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Fisheries, GMOs, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Abrupt CC, Extreme Weather, New Weather GHGs, Carbon Cycle, Aerosols, Volcanoes, Temperatures,…
I've been collecting responses to the notorious debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye, and intend to write a couple of summaries of various aspects of the debate: Bill Nye won it hands down, but that does not remove him from criticism, and there have been some weird arguments presented both to defend and criticize him. Right now, I want to focus on William Saletan, corporate tool and professional contrarian, who also seems to have some kind of weird Malcolm Gladwell envy. Don't feel jealous, Will, to me you're both glib and superficial apologists for capitalism. here's the gist of Saletan's…
Welcome to the rebooted science interview series here at Confessions of a Science Librarian! The previous incarnation mostly concentrated on people in the broadly defined scholarly communications community, like Mark Patterson of eLife, Peter Binfield and Jason Hoyt of PeerJ or author Michael Nielsen. The series has been extremely irregular for the last few years so I thought my more recent involvement with Canadian science policy advocacy presented an interesting opportunity to start over. In particular, my participation in the recent iPolitics science policy series presented itself as a…
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years February 9, 2014 Chuckles, C40, NSA, MPAs, Warnings, Fish, Energiewende Bottom Line, Subsidies, Cook Fukushima: Note, News, Policies Melting Arctic, Polar Bears, Greenland, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Prices, GMOs, GMO Labelling, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Abrupt CC, New Weather GHGs, Carbon Cycle, Milankovitch Cycles, Aerosols, Volcanoes, ENSO…
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Another Week in the Ecological Crisis Information is not Knowledge...Knowledge is not Wisdom February 2, 2014 Chuckles, COP20+, NSA at Copenhagen, Triumvirate, Potash, Warnings Seeger, Energiewende, Bottom Line, Cook Fukushima: Note, News, Policies, Related Papers Melting Arctic, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Fisheries, Prices, Land Grabs, GMOs, GMO Labelling, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Abrupt CC,…
“Millions of Americans use antibacterial hand soap and body wash products. Although consumers generally view these products as effective tools to help prevent the spread of germs, there is currently no evidence that they are any more effective at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water,” wrote the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in issuing a proposed rule last month. “Further, some data suggest that long-term exposure to certain active ingredients used in antibacterial products—for example, triclosan (liquid soaps) and triclocarban (bar soaps)—could pose health risks,…
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Information Overload is Pattern Recognition January 26, 2014 Chuckles, EU Climate Goals, WEF, WFES, POGO, Potash, Smog, Energiewende Bottom Line, Subsidies, Cook, Shrinkology Fukushima: Note, News, Policies Melting Arctic, Polar Bears, Tele-connections, Methane, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Fisheries, GMOs, GMO Labelling, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Abrupt CC, Extreme Weather, New Weather GHGs, Carbon Cycle, Solar,…
Featured image is one of 19 illustrated haiku laying out the IPCC Summary for Policy Makers, see them all here.This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Sipping from the Internet Firehose... January 19, 2014 Chuckles, COP20+, WG3 Leak, BP EO, Matthews, Risky Biz, Vortices Warnings, Energiewende, Bottom Line, EcoCrime, Cook, Shrinkology Fukushima: Note, News, Policies Melting Arctic, Methane, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Fisheries, Prices, GMOs,…
Featured image is one of 19 illustrated haiku laying out the IPCC Summary for Policy Makers, see them all here. This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years January 12, 2014 Chuckles, COP20+, Polar Vortex, Brulle , Sherwood, Negative Prices Energiewende, Global Legal Framework, Cook, Shrinkology Fukushima: Note, News, Policies, Related Papers Melting Arctic, Methane, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Fisheries, Prices, GMOs…
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Information is not Knowledge...Knowledge is not Wisdom January 5, 2014 Chuckles, COP20+, COP19, Sherwood, Post-2013, Pre-2014 Bottom Line, Global Legal Framework, Cook Fukushima: Note, News Melting Arctic, Methane, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Food vs. Biofuel, Land Grabs, GMOs, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, New Weather GHGs, Aerosols, Volcanoes Ozone, Temperatures Paleoclimate, Oceans, Biosphere…
ATTP has a post on this, from which I've nicked most of my links. But he also has 50+ comments, so I abandoned my original plan to put some observations there, where they'd get lost, and have written this. I'm not going to pretend my opinion - for that is all that this is - is definitive. I worked in Antarctic science a while ago, but never went South myself. But I'll pretend I can evaluate some of this stuff. Other people have written stuff: * Andy Revkin * the Frogs seem very unhappy * Chris Turney defends himself in the Graun. * Their blog. * SPRI's own "Bob" Headland isn't impressed I'd…
Happy New Year!!This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Information Overload is Pattern Recognition December 29, 2013 Chuckles, COP20, Brulle, Retrospectives Potash, Accountability, Pricing Nature, Cook Fukushima: Note, News, Policies Melting Arctic, Geopolitics, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Fisheries, GMOs, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Abrupt CC, Extreme Weather, New Weather Solar, Climate Sensitivity, Temperatures, Satellites Oceans, Ocean…
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundupskip to bottom Sipping from the Internet Firehose...Solstice EditionDecember 22, 2013 Chuckles, Solstice, COP19, AR5, WTO, Retrospectives, Accountability Coal, Energiewende, Bottom Line, Subsidies, Big Banks, Pricing Nature, CookFukushima: Note, News Melting Arctic, Methane, Geopolitics, AntarcticaFood: Crisis, Fisheries, GMOs, GMO Labelling, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Abrupt CC, Extreme Weather, New Weather GHGs, Carbon…
One of the frequent topics on this blog is, unsurprisingly, cancer quackery. Be it the Gerson therapy and its propensity for encouraging patients to take hundreds of supplements and to shoot copious amounts of coffee where it really doesn't belong (where the sun don't shine), the Gonzalez protocol, homeopathy, naturopathy, or various other nonsensical and dangerous cancer therapies with no scientific basis, I take them on because, as a cancer surgeon, I can't stand seeing cancer patients abused this way. If they're curable, I hate seeing them seduced into throwing away their chance for cure,…
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundupskip to bottom Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck YearsDecember 15, 2013 Chuckles, COP19, AGU, WTO, Energiewende Bottom Line, Big Banks, Cook, ShrinkologyFukushima: Note, News Melting Arctic, Polar Bears, Arctic Report Card, Methane, Geopolitics, AntarcticaFood: Crisis, Fisheries, Food vs. Biofuel, GMOs, GMO Labelling, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Forecasts, New Weather GHGs, Climate Sensitivity, Clouds, Ozone, ENSO,…
Thanks, Daily Kos. Well, not really. You'll see why in a minute, but first here's the background. There's a general impression out there that the political right is associated with the antiscience that includes anthropogenic global warming denialism, denial of evolution, and denial of aspects of reproductive biology that don't jibe with their religious beliefs, and that consensus while the political left's brand of antiscience includes antivaccine beliefs and fear mongering about genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Of course, as I've discussed many times before, it's more complicated than…
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundupskip to bottom Information is not Knowledge...Knowledge is not WisdomDecember 8, 2013 Chuckles, COP19, GCF, WTO, Hansen, AGU, WCPFC, Potash, Energiewende Bottom Line, Big Banks, Pricing Nature, Thermodynamics, Antennae, Cook, MeteorologistsFukushima: Note, News, Policies Melting Arctic, Methane, Geopolitics, AntarcticaFood: Crisis, Fisheries, GMOs, GMO Labelling, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Abrupt CC, Forecasts, Extreme…