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The debate that never happened, but should have: Science Debate 2008

September 27, 2008


Back in February, Andrew Revkin, climate and environment reporter for the New York Times (and fellow SEJ member) wrote in his DotEarth blog that there were a number of people and organizations hoping to have the Presidential candidates debate on various science topics. The group most directly involve in trying to organize this debate was […]

Global Carbon Project says 2007 CO2 emission higher than worst-case IPCC estimate

September 26, 2008


The Global Carbon Project (GPC) released its Climate Trends 2007 update, and there’s some sobering news within the latest update: The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere was 383 parts per million (ppm) in 2007, 37% over pre-industrial revolution concentrations (280 ppm), higher than any concentration over the last 650,000 years, and “probably” […]

Krugman to Democrats: do you want Phil Gramm to have Paulson's new powers?

September 25, 2008


There seems to be an unspoken rule in politics that the Republicans have broken at least a couple of times over the course of the Bush Administration – don’t create precedents and new powers that you don’t want used against you when you next fall out of power. The failed idea of a permanent GOP […]

Pew Research sees different polling results when cell phones are included

September 24, 2008


My wife’s younger siblings don’t have land lines. Several of my friends don’t have land lines either. Their cell phones are their only phones, and from what I’ve read, this is entirely normal for people my age and younger. So I’ve read claims that land line-only (LLO) polling is as accurate as land line plus […]

The Weekly Carboholic: traditional media errs on latest permafrost study

September 24, 2008


MSM misunderstands or misrepresents permafrost study U.S. labs to study abrupt climate change Scientists witness first massive Arctic methane release Oklahoma plants absorb less CO2 after a hot year Cleaner air, more GHGs have increased rainfall Berkeley city council eases solar home refits SEC asked to force tar sand companies to reveal climate risks Nanotech […]

Avast! Tis Talk Like a Pirate Day 2008!

September 19, 2008


Ahoy, me hearties, it’s been a long seven years since Dave Barry talked up Talk Like a Pirate Day to land lubbers in every port in the land. Today is the day when you bilge rats sailin’ around these virtual seas gotta speak up yer pirate talk, and smartly too! What started as a small […]

Blog Reader Project survey

September 19, 2008


I was recently introduced to the Blog Reader Project, a site that enables blogs like S&R to get some information about their readers. Information like party affiliation, age, education level, and so on. This data is made available to us so we can learn who our audience is if we didn’t know already. Admittedly, though, […]