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Polar Film Fest Selects “This is Not Cool” Vid

8 hours 57 min ago
Thanks to the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists, sponsors of the online Polar Film Festival, for selecting the above feature for the Science in Action category. Youtube playlist of all selections here. Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week
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The Week in Graphs

9 hours 22 min ago
Since 2013, battery prices dropped 3x as fast as optimists expected. 20x faster than EIA forecast. (For @paolobacigalupi @AlexSteffen ) — Ramez Naam (@ramez) September 22, 2017 NEW – Factcheck: Climate models have not ‘exaggerated’ global warming | @hausfath — Carbon Brief (@CarbonBrief) September 20, 2017 Hurricane #Maria is believed to have […]
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Betty Bowers on Better Language

9 hours 41 min ago
In case you missed it yesterday, here is my new video — on all the annoying things you need to stop saying. (Thanking you in advance!) — Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) September 22, 2017 Filed under: Crock of the Week
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97 Percent of Experts Warn on Health Bill. Like Climate, GOP Simply Hates Expertise

9 hours 42 min ago
It’s across the board. When Republicans perceive reality to have a liberal bias, they simply go into denial mode. In this case, when a staggering array of expert organizations are warning about the consequences of the health bill currently under consideration – Vox interviewed master Science Denier Jim Inhofe: Jeff Stein What’s the policy explanation […]
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Court Protects Scientist’s Rights, For Now

September 21, 2017 - 2:24pm
Scientists in Arizona have been under attack by a Koch-funded group seeking private email communications.  They had lost a round a few months ago. Appeals Court says not so fast. More to come. Play by play from Lauren Kurtz of Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. Columbia University Climate Law Blog: On September 14, the Arizona […]
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Not Just Health Care, Kimmel has Rocked Climate Deniers, Too

September 21, 2017 - 1:54pm
Jimmy Kimmel has been roiling the media lately with some righteous blasts on the new health care legislation before the Senate. But it’s not the first time – if you did not see his rant on climate denial not long ago, it’s worth a view, includes a vid of scientists speaking to the camera, which […]
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DeGrasse Tyson: “We Are Witnessing The ‘Unraveling Of An Informed Democracy'”

September 21, 2017 - 11:49am
Wow, he cuts loose here.Filed under: Crock of the Week
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Syriasly? US now Alone in Snubbing Paris (with one Other Failed State)

September 21, 2017 - 11:33am
Washington Post: And then there were two. This week, Nicaragua, one of the few holdouts from the Paris climate accords, did an about-face and said it will sign the agreement. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega announced that the Central American nation of 6 million people ― about the size of Maryland ― would sign the landmark pact voluntarily […]
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Stripping and Selling America

September 20, 2017 - 10:57am
Get real clear on this. The Republican Party has made common cause with the global fossil fuel industry, with Russian Oligarchs, and with the violent White Supremacist right wing,  in order to make war on the very idea that there can be any institution, any interest, any law, that limits the greed or the reach […]
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How Climate Change can Make Hurricanes Explode

September 20, 2017 - 9:31am
Washington Post: “Maria is developing the dreaded pinhole eye,” wrote National Hurricane Center forecaster Jack Beven on Monday evening, as the storm reached Category 4 intensity. That inward contraction of a hurricane’s eye can be one telltale indicator of what hurricane gurus technically call “rapid intensification,” although a more evocative word might simply be “explosion.” Whatever you […]
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Maria Update September 20

September 20, 2017 - 9:09am
Here is the 9 AM AST position and intensity update on #Maria. — NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) September 20, 2017   #Maria has made landfall w/ 155 mph winds in Puerto Rico – first Cat 4 hurricane landfall in Puerto Rico since San Ciprian Hurricane of 1932 — Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) September 20, […]
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Sooner Than you Think: Energy Storage Revolution

September 19, 2017 - 11:56am
Utility Dive: California is a leader in both renewable energy resources and energy storage. The state has one of the highest renewable portfolio standards in the U.S., mandating that 50% of all electric power be sourced from renewable resources by 2030, and the state has the first and some of the most robust incentives for […]
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Creating Europe’s Wind Hub

September 19, 2017 - 10:19am
Europe working on giant wind energy hub in North Sea. Something similar overdue for US. Morning Consult: The long-anticipated Department of Energy electricity grid reliability study finally came out and addressed how to best ensure a reliable power source for American families and businesses. A few key insights from the report highlight that wind energy […]
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Hurricane Maria – September 19, Tuesday

September 19, 2017 - 8:44am
CNN 11 o’clock update Tim Pandajis tracking again, Heartbreaking statement from Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica:"We will need help, my friend, we will need help of all kinds." — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) September 19, 2017 Hurricane #Maria is believed to have transitioned from Cat 1 to Cat 5 in only 18 hours, gaining […]
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Hurricane Update for Monday, September 18 – Jose and Maria

September 18, 2017 - 5:35pm
Meteorologist Tim Pandajis of Channel 13 in Richmond is a viral weather super-Geek for this hurricane season.   A horrific forecast:NHC now expects #Maria to approach Dominica tonight as a Cat 4, and strengthen to near Cat 5 before landfall in USVI/PR — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) September 18, 2017 Advertisements Filed under: Crock of […]
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Neil deGrasse Tyson On Science Denial and the Press

September 18, 2017 - 5:14pm
Quartz: It’s often said that of all the published scientific research on climate change, 97% of the papers conclude that global warming is real, problematic for the planet, and has been exacerbated by human activity. But what about those 3% of papers that reach contrary conclusions? Some skeptics have suggested that the authors of studies […]
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Energy Storage Shines in Storms, but Real Payoff comes Every Day

September 18, 2017 - 7:01am
It’s called resilience. And it’s just one of the benefits of a distributed, renewable grid with storage. Coming to a state near you, sooner than you think. Guardian: n a paved expanse next to an electrical substation in Escondido, 30 miles north of downtown San Diego, sits a row of huge silver boxes. The site […]
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Line 5: Pipelines are Artifacts of the 20th Century

September 18, 2017 - 6:59am
Journalist Keith Schneider explains Michigan’s Line 5, and the economics of US pipelines. Detroit Free Press: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other top state officials on Wednesday called for Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge to immediately repair areas of lost protective coating on twin underwater oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. “Protection of Michigan’s natural resources is of […]
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State’s Rights, Cities’ Rights in the War on Stupid

September 18, 2017 - 6:57am
State’s rights, cities rights – maybe the founding Fathers had this in mind. EcoWatch: More than one dozen U.S. cities have banded together to post deleted climate change information and research from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website that was notoriously scrubbed by the Trumpadministration. In May, Chicago became the first city to host […]
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Why Deniers Don’t Believe in Science

September 18, 2017 - 6:51am
A cartoon by Will McPhail. — The New Yorker (@NewYorker) September 15, 2017 British Psychology Society: Unrelenting faith in the face of insurmountable contradictory evidence is a trait of believers in conspiracy theories that has long confounded researchers. For instance, past research has demonstrated how attempting to use evidence to sway believers of anti-vaccine […]
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