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World Penguin Day

April 25, 2018 - 3:59pm
#WorldPenguinDay WHO MADE THIS..?????
Categories: International News

Republicans Enacting Anti-Science Agenda at NASA, EPA

April 25, 2018 - 1:22pm
To understand what Republicans are trying to do to the Crown Jewels of US technological leadership, it helps to understand Lamar Smith, Chair of the House “Science” Committee. The Intercept: MUCH OF THE COUNTRY has been watching in horror as Donald Trump has made good on his promises to eviscerate the Environmental Protection Agency — […]
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Macron: “No Planet B”. Psst. Now Tell your new Bud…

April 25, 2018 - 12:04pm
"There is no planet B" – @EmmanuelMacron addresses the issue of climate change and says "we are killing our planet" — Sky News (@SkyNews) April 25, 2018
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US Schools Becoming STEM Deserts

April 25, 2018 - 11:59am
Terms I’ve learned in last 24 hours. Incel  – Incels are misogynists who are deeply suspicious and disparaging of women, whom they blame for denying them their right to sexual intercourse. Now, STEM Desert. US Dept. of Education: The data show that 86 percent of high schools offered Algebra I, 84 percent offered Geometry, and 80 […]
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Big Fossil Trying to Hold Back Renewable Tide

April 24, 2018 - 7:32pm
If you saw my cat-scan of an anti-wind fake news release, here – you get it that the fossil industry will go to any lengths to hang on to it’s business for a few more fleeting years, even if it means killing our children’s hopes for a livable planet. Sad thing is, they are investing […]
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Dark Snow Project 2018 Field Season

April 24, 2018 - 11:01am
Earth Day has come and gone, and it’s time to kick off the 2018 Dark Snow Project Field season fund raiser. The video highlights the ways researchers and communicators have used the Dark Snow effort as a platform to publish research in major journals, and create new climate awareness initiatives in the media. Scientists Marek […]
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Willie Nelson on Greenhouse Gases

April 23, 2018 - 3:03pm
Had never heard this. Good climate comms. Advertisements
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This Bud Really is for You. 100 Percent Renewable Beer

April 23, 2018 - 2:19pm
FastCompany: Last March, AB InBev announced every single bottle of beer it brews will be done with renewable energy by 2025. The company is making progress on that pledge and by this spring, every bottle of Budweiser brewed in the U.S. will be made with renewable electricity. This week the brand is unveiling a new […]
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The Case of the Misleading Massive Wind Turbines

April 23, 2018 - 11:21am
An Anti Wind group sent out an expensive glossy mailer to thousands of households in my Mid-Michigan area. The Mailer depicts massive wind turbines menacing a local farm. So massive, it made me curious to find out if the picture was indeed real. You can already guess the answer, but you might like to know […]
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A Hopeful Earth Day Fable

April 22, 2018 - 8:57pm
Earth Family Alpha: The Texas Chronicle April 22, 2038 by Max Stamp Few took notice of a story back in 2016 when a team of Japanese scientists sifting through plastic waste found bacteria capable of breaking down and “eating” one of the world’s most popular plastics ― polyethylene terephthalate, or PET. It was hailed as a potential […]
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Earth Day: Mike Mann’s Warning from 1998

April 22, 2018 - 4:49pm
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Hockey Stick: Unbroken at 20

April 20, 2018 - 6:31pm
Scientific American: Two decades ago this week a pair of colleagues and I published the original “hockey stick” graph in Nature, which happened to coincide with the Earth Day 1998 observances. The graph showed Earth’s temperature, relatively stable for 500 years, had spiked upward during the 20th century. A year later we would extend the […]
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Music Break: Steppenwolf – Don’t Step on the Grass Man

April 20, 2018 - 3:23pm
It’s 4/20. Description: From Steppenwolf’s LP, simply entitled The Second, “Don’t Step On The Grass, Sam” is the best of the deep tracks on the album and one of the major underground radio songs of 1968 and 1969. Advertisements
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In Case you Wondered – Yes, the Internet Selects for Bullshit

April 18, 2018 - 9:20am
You won't believe what Obama says in this video
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Billions (with a B): Disasters Rising Sharply with Climate Change

April 18, 2018 - 8:34am
This season of severe storms is consistent with predictions and observations of the past 3 decades. Welcome to the rest of our lives. Deke Arndt of NOAA: Speaking of shockers, the first quarter of 2018 saw three billion-dollar weather or climate disasters: all of them synoptic weather systems that produced significant snowfall in the Northeast—and one […]
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Mighty Mississippi Defies Human Control. Climate Change Makes it Even Mightier.

April 17, 2018 - 3:26pm
Conquering nature. How’s that working out for you? Nature: The Mississippi River was once thought to be uncontrollable: no feat of engineering could prevent the river from bursting its banks and sending floodwaters across its natural domain. But since the late nineteenth century, an expanding system of levees, floodways and channel modifications (Fig. 1) has […]
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In China – Solar Roads

April 17, 2018 - 2:47pm
People get really indignant about the possibility of solar roads, but I think, frankly, if China decides there will be solar roads, there will be solar roads. Bloomberg: The road to China’s autonomous-driving future is paved with solar panels, mapping sensors and electric-battery rechargers as the nation tests an “intelligent highway” that could speed the […]
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Among Young People: Climate Change Understanding is Real, and Growing

April 16, 2018 - 10:12pm
In Florida, Kids are ignoring the ban on the words “climate change”. Inside Climate News: Eight young Floridians, ages 10 to 19, sued their state and its climate-policy-averse governor on Monday for failing to protect residents from the impacts of a warming climate. They say they already see signs of climate change around them—from powerful […]
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How Conservatives Explain Climate to Conservatives

April 16, 2018 - 9:50pm
MIT Technology Review: erry Taylor believes he can change the minds of conservative climate skeptics. After all, he helped plant the doubts for many in the first place. Taylor spent years as a professional climate denier at the Cato Institute, arguing against climate science, regulations, and treaties in op-eds, speeches, and media appearances. But his […]
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From 1958: Coriolis Effect Explainer

April 16, 2018 - 10:16am
Above, creative explanation of the Coriolis effect from the Bell Telephone Science hour, 1958. Co·ri·o·lis ef·fect ˌkôrēˈōləs iˌfekt an effect whereby a mass moving in a rotating system experiences a force (the Coriolis force ) acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation. On the earth, the effect tends to […]
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