Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2009«

The functional as art

November 22, 2009


When we think of art, we don’t generally think about the functional pieces of our lives. I wouldn’t claim that my grubby Levis – torn, covered in dried paint and stained with automobile grease and ground-in grass – are art, for example. But as our “What’s it Wednesday” feature has shown, everyday functional objects can […]

Climategate? Not likely.

November 20, 2009


In case you were unaware, hackers got into the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU) servers and published hundreds to thousands of documents and private communications from CRU climate scientists that pertain to climate disruption. And the climate disruption denial and conservative blogs have subsequently gone completely apeshit over it. The Wonk Room […]

The Weekly Carboholic: independent statisticians reject recent global cooling claims in blind analysis

November 12, 2009


Independent statisticians reject recent global cooling claims in blind analysis Melting glaciers releasing pollutants from decades ago IEA: climate treaty necessary to keep energy prices low Floating cities as a response to sea level rise American Physical Society rejects changes to climate change statement Climate disruption deniers have been claiming for years now that the […]

Motivating climate action: Last Chance – Preserving Life on Earth

November 5, 2009

0 In the introduction to Last Chance – Preserving Life on Earth, author Larry J. Schweiger, the CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, comes right out and says that he’s not trying to change minds with this book. Instead, it’s his hope that the book will motivate millions of people to transform their concerns over […]

20 million years of CO2 and ice sheet/sea level correlation

November 2, 2009


When you look at the ice core record, there’s a significant amount of correlation between sea level rise and the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air at the time. But the ice core record goes back less than a million years. A study published a couple of weeks ago in the journal Science […]

Every sperm is a living, breathing person!

November 1, 2009


Every sperm and every egg, fertilized or not, is a living, breathing person, endowed by its Creator with certain inalienable rights. At least, that’s what the proposed 2010 personhood amendment to the Colorado state constitution implies. No, it doesn’t say that literally, but thanks to the vague wording of the amendment, that’s one possible interpretation. […]