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Happy Samhain to all

October 31, 2008


Some of us here at S&R follow a non-monotheistic spirituality of some sort, and I for one celebrate tonight as Samhain, Celtic new year, the harvest festival, and the time of the year when the Veil grows thinnest. Tonight I honor my ancestors and bid farewell to those who have died during the last year. […]

Weekly science journal Nature endorses a presidential candidate: Barack Obama (updated)

October 31, 2008


Science is the domain of logic, of data, of mathematics and argument and proof. Scientists are supposed to be trained to recognize their biases and then to ignore or compensate for them in order to discover reality in all its awful glory. Politics is not usually considered a domain of science as politics is almost […]

The Weekly Carboholic: carbon offsets hurt tropical forests

October 29, 2008


Carbon offset markets hurt tropical forests Salt water marsh restoration may efficiently sequester carbon Shallow ground water modeling shows effects on climate Electronics manufacturing compound a strong greenhouse gas Deutsche Asset Management: climate and financial crises may work together When you put a price on the “services” that forests provide, deforestation costs the world economy […]

Did you notice that all polling organizations are liberal?

October 22, 2008


Did you know that Fox News is a liberal news organization? Not because it’s part of the so-called liberal media, but rather because Fox is based in the liberal bastion of New York City. Following similar “logic”, DJ Drummond has labeled every single polling organization in the U.S. as liberal because they’re headquartered in liberal […]

The Weekly Carboholic: so much for the "1970s cooling consensus" myth

October 22, 2008


70’s “cooling consensus” never existed Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf to be studied Efficiency created 1.46 million California jobs Memo: CO2, wildlife conflicts of interest OK Rolls-Royce developing efficient new propeller engines for commercial aircraft Reduce packaging to save money, CO2 Most scientists and activists who understand the realities of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) have […]

Daily Brushback: A question for House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio

October 21, 2008


S&R: Rep. Boehner, Chairman Bernanke called yesterday for Congress to pass a stimulus plan to help stabilize the U.S. economy. Studies have shown repeatedly that stimulus plans directed at the poor are the most likely to both help those who need the money the most and to have the greatest economic benefits for the country […]

The Weekly Carboholic: Study to determine if pine beetle affects Rocky Mountain climate

October 15, 2008


Study to determine if pine beetle affects Rocky Mountain climate New study says forest destruction costs trillions annually Global heating will affect tropical species too Adapting supply chain management to high fuel prices Wind jobs helping employment in depressed areas Mountain pine beetle infestations have been killing evergreen forests since before I was born. I […]