Posts Tagged ‘Climate’

August 28th, 2022 - 8:13 pm § in Environment

Water? Who needs it? You do

Americans are moving in droves to the hottest and driest parts of the country. A Vox article (here) says, “Leading the way in growth was Maricopa County in Arizona, home to Phoenix, a desert metropolis that receives more sunshine than any other major city on Earth — and averages more than 11[...]

May 20th, 2022 - 4:33 pm § in Misc.

Rare tornado rips through Michigan town

A tornado ripped through a northern Michigan town, extensively damaging the business district (see photo below), on Friday, May 20, 2022 (read story here). Two people were killed and 44 injured. Both fatalities were senior citizens in a mobile home park. Tornados are uncommon in the area. “We [...]

February 4th, 2017 - 4:27 am § in Environment, Misc., Science

A Respected Climate Change Skeptic Speaks His Mind


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[...]