Posts Tagged ‘Climate’

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 [...]

May 12th, 2011 - 7:23 am § in Environment

The AVE CHALLENGE: Why does the world need to know the number 350?

a. the number of people being born every 30 seconds. b. the number of votes required to get the UN Gneral Assembly to override a veto. c. a target level for carbon in the atmosphere. d. the number of days in a year when the average temperature is above historic values. e. the number of […][...]

April 16th, 2011 - 8:54 am § in Environment, Religion

Frank Lutz: How to Keep NPR Funded!

from the Dianne Rheems show: There are five different types of people for you to reach out to. Rejecters, Disagreeables, Neutrals, Accepters and Embracers. Each one of those terms means something. You need to forget the Rejecters because there’s nothing you can do to influence them. “The[...]

March 26th, 2011 - 5:57 am § in America, Hypocrisy, UW

Lysenko: The Rad Right Charges Academe with Lysenko-ism.

Ed.  A couple of weeks ago, The AVE published a story from OSU claiming that the University was silencing students because of the scientific claims of their father, a climate change denialist.  The image from the right is of an academic establishment mimicking the Roman Church’s persecution [...]

March 8th, 2011 - 1:37 pm § in Religion, Science

Religion on Campus.

Religious apologists like Dr. Ecklund fail to understand that the problem is not intolerance of faith.  In my experience, even though most of my colleagues are likely atheists, those that are religious … Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Mormon mix perfectly well. The problem on cam[...]

February 20th, 2011 - 2:03 pm § in Environment, Misc.

History Cafe Invades Cap Hill

More and more Seattleites identify themselves as "Locovores". At the most recent History Cafe, we were regaled by tales of urban agriculture past and present in the comfortable, living-room atmosphere of Capitol Hill's Roy St. Coffee. [...]

February 3rd, 2011 - 2:28 pm § in Misc.

Global Warning ….Listen to It!

from Steve Haushka UW News By Sandra Hines Listen to an Ice Berg Breaking Up At 76 miles long and 17 miles wide, the iceberg would have extended from Olympia all the way to Sedro-Woolley, had it been in the Puget Sound basin. Its actual location was near Antarctica’s Cape Adare where it was speedi[...]