Posts Tagged ‘Climate’

January 23rd, 2016 - 12:13 pm § in Misc.

Halstead: An Objective View of Global Warming

My impressions: The announcement of 5-year periodic UN-sponsored political meetings on  climate change [in the spirit of the similar IPCC scientific process]  may be the principal beneficial outcome of the COP process. Oddly, too much time was spent on limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 d[...]

August 13th, 2013 - 3:13 pm § in Misc.

Reality: Global Warming

Heatwaves to exacerbate food crisis   Harvests will fall dramatically during severe heatwaves, predicted to become much more likely in coming decades[...]

June 4th, 2012 - 11:37 pm § in America, Environment

The Dilemna of Global Warming

There is no debate.  Global warming is real and man made CO2 is a big problem.  As Lonnie Thompson, a climatologist at Ohio State University,says “Scientists are inherently skeptical,””After enough evidence and observation, though, you have to start to accept findings. That is wh[...]

May 5th, 2012 - 3:25 am § in Schools & Colleges, Science

Berkeley Blog: How Science Works

Trusting your fellow scientist Anna Goldstein, chemistry grad student | 3/6/12 In my last post, I told you that Berkeley Physics professor Richard Muller is the go-to guy for proof of anthropogenic climate change. Maybe that strikes you as odd. Why would I look to a physicist for information about o[...]

March 17th, 2012 - 9:41 am § in America, Environment, Science

When the US Runs Out of Water

In 40 years, US could face water crisis Global warming and climate change are likely to unfold a water crisis in the United States within the next 40 years, says a new report. It concluded that seven in 10 of the more than 3,100 US counties could face risk of fresh water shortages. The report [&hell[...]

December 20th, 2011 - 4:46 pm § in Religion, Science

Climate Denial as Humor

As an intellectual, I am embarrassed but must admit I enjoy the humor of Sasha Baron Cohen. So imagine my glee at learning that the most prominent climate denier in Britain, Lord Christopher “Monckton” is yet another creation of Mr. Cohen. For those of you unfamiliar with “Monc[...]

May 21st, 2011 - 10:53 pm § in Misc.

Russia Will Never Run Out of Oil!

from Isvestia “However, there is an opinion that Russia’s oil resources are limitless – mainly because hydrocarbons continue being formed today.” ­The high oil prices no longer advance the Russian economy. This unsettling conclusion was drawn by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Min[...]

May 18th, 2011 - 8:07 am § in Environment

Is Natural Gas Just a Bubble?

“Shale Gas: A View from the Bottom of the Resource Pyramid” A lecture at UW, by Arthur E. Berman, Director of Labyrinth Consulting Services, Inc. and the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas USA. May 16th, 2011   Reviewed by Halstead Harrison. Arthur Berman works in an inter[...]

May 16th, 2011 - 12:04 am § in America

Faux Fox Phacts About Climate Change

from Media Matters 1. Global warming “doesn’t exist” 2. 2009 was “the coldest year on record” 3. “Nearly all of the [Arctic] ice has returned” 4. “How can there be global warming if it’s snowing and it’s bitterly cold?” 5. “The [...]