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Category Archive: Climate Change

Jan 03 2014

Climate scientists baffled by blizzard striking in the middle of winter

Much of the nation is digging out of a massive blizzard, thanks to a large winter storm affectionately named Hercules. Cue the usual suspects:

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Dec 14 2013

Winged artiodactyls & Fireballs in the sky

Guys and gals I’m only $200 bucks short of salvation this month thanks to a number of generous readers. If you can kick in a few more shekels I will say a special prayer for you be able to continue working on issues near and dear to our hearts for at least another few weeks! My Paypal email …

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Nov 18 2013

Science denial is deadly

Creationism is annoying and depressing, but a typical middle-class voter can get through their entire lives availing themselves of the fruits of microbiology and science in general while yammering on against about evolution or geology. As Illinois residents dig out from another freak tornado epidemic and the death toll on the Phillippines in the wake …

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Nov 17 2013

The Hockey Stick rides again

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Update: Dr Mann ably answered dozens of reader questions and remarks at Daily Kos here with a facility that should be a case study in any seminar on how practicing researchers can best leverage new media to convey important scientific info. For more great info, read that book! The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: …

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Nov 15 2013

Climate change deniers still at it

rest assured, the usual suspects will have no problem denying the link between more intense storms and climate change. We’ll be discussing this very issue Sunday morning here at FTB and on Daily Kos with paleoclimatologist Micheal Mann. I’ll also be fielding questions at that time via Twitter using the hashtag #AskTheMann. In the meantime, …

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Nov 14 2013

I may have a treat for all FTB readers this Sunday

  Many thanks for those who have pitched in once again to help me navigate the serial tragic obstacles of the last few years. I’m starting to feel more grateful and a lot less desperate thanks to you. A number of of Paypal donations have already come in, enough to get me a little teary-eyed. …

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Nov 11 2013

Climate change denier goes into full meltdown over Haiyan

  Sad to say, but if there’s creepy energy think-tank money to be had and fragile denier egos to be stroked, one former weatherman turned anti-science crusader has proven himself ready and able to do both:

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Sep 27 2013

The IPCC is out and so are the climate denialists

The IPCC is out with a new analysis of climate change and the verdict is hardly a surprise: there is a 95% probability that human industrial activity is far and away the dominant factor in forcing higher temperatures. Which means it’s time for the usual suspect to justify their extravagant salaries by taking to the …

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Sep 12 2013

Graphic view of Arctic sea ice loss

There is much joy in Teaparty-ville that Arctic ice loss may fall short of a new minimum this year. Back in the reality-based world, there’s not much in the way of good news to celebrate: Prof Andy Shepherd, from Leeds University, said: “Now that we have three years of data, we can see that some …

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Sep 03 2013

The roots of Syrian discontent

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Syria is certainly a complicated region, one where many factors have come together to produce the first-class genocidal mess now in progress. But one of those factors illustrated above might surprise you, and if it’s accurate, it should even worry you:

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