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The power of STEM engagement can bring a smile to your face

October 4th, 2017 · Comments Off on The power of STEM engagement can bring a smile to your face

As a rare diversion from ‘energy’ focus, here is a story that should bring a smile to anyone concerned about science, science education (STEM), empowering women in science, entomology, how social-networking is changing the world, and, well, good human-interest stories.  In other words, well, likely most of us. Short and sweet: an 8-year old girl […]

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A hero has passed. He will RIP only if we take up his mantle.

October 19th, 2014 · Comments Off on A hero has passed. He will RIP only if we take up his mantle.

You are likely aware that the Bush-Cheney Administration put a fossil-foolish lobbyist in a position to edit and change material like Federal government climate change reports. The man — the whistle-blower — who brought this to our attention: Rick Piltz. From 1995-2005 he held senior positions in the Coordination Office of the U.S. Global Change […]

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If a picture is worth 1000 words, is this graphic worth 10,000?

July 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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Anti-Science by anecdote vs evidence-based scientific method

December 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

we are all too often (faced by) anti-science by anecdote when we should be discussing options and making decisions on the basis of the evidence-based scientific method.

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · science

Cherry Blossoms: Another Global Warming Canary …

March 15th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Amid all the screaming signs about Global Warming’s increasingly serious impact on the world around us and on human civilizations future prospects, the ‘luxury’ symbolic canaries in the coal mine always create mixed emotions.  Global Warming’s threat to  skiing (and declining viable Winter Olympics locations), and to wine making and bourbon and beer and chocolate  and  maple syrup and […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · journalism · science · Washington Post

Debunk me! “Lean, mean and easy to read …”

November 29th, 2011 · 14 Comments

Human society being what it is, we live in a world filled with myths. Count Dracula lives forever and drinks blood. Monsters hide under the bed. NASA faked the Apollo missions and the astronauts were actually in a desert film studio rather than on the mooon. The world’s scientists are conspiring to falsify data about […]

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Tags: research · science

“Who’s a Climate Scientist?”

May 11th, 2011 · 2 Comments

A basic challenge in complex modern society: how does one translate expert opinion on complex issues into broader discussion? This is true for almost every domain of our society, whether discussing nutrition or infrastructure investment requirements or budgetary issues or climate disruption. As for the last, many have been seeking to foster paths for scientists […]

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Scientific Findings… 2010

December 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

This thoughtful comment reviewing the ‘great scientific findings of 2010’ from a Net Guy in CT reacting to Climate Zombie manifestations highlights the scientific illiteracy required to reject carbon dioxide’s relationship to global warming. 2010’s Scientific Findings It’s completely dark at the bottom of the ocean. X-rays actually work (like in the doctor’s office) Stealth […]

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Tags: climate change · climate zombies · Global Warming · global warming deniers · guest post

Scientists admit major error in key global temperature data

November 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Anthony Watts (Watt’s Up With That) and others have long argued that there are quite serious problems with temperature records, problems that are so serious that they call into question what science is / scientists are telling us is happening in our planetary climate system due to human influence (through greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming

An election about science?

September 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments

When it comes to the November 2010 elections, few people identify science as the core issue. Economic concerns (JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!), fossil-foolish fueled anger at government, passions over the role of government, and otherwise are among the many reasons why the current vogue is to predict a Republican wave come November.  A hidden element of […]

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Tags: Energy · republican party