Category Archives: Global Warming

Anal Sex and the Fight Against Global Warming (no, not about birth control)

Most US elections are held in even numbered years, but some states and cities insist on bucking the trend. Normally, in the year following presidential elections there are three big contests that dominate the news, for the governors of Virginia … Continue reading

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Two Strange and Significant Elections For Climate Change

Most US elections are held in even numbered years, but some states and cities insist on bucking the trend. Normally, in the year following presidential elections there are three big contests that dominate the news, for the governors of Virginia … Continue reading

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The Science Story With Everything

Back in August I posted this on Facebook: “I have been given what looks like the perfect science story. It combines geology, paleontology, astronomy, ecology and a little chemistry to produce a radical but plausible explanation for a major scientific … Continue reading

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The Swing Continent

When beaten down on the evidence that Anthropogenic Global Warming is real, the last resort of inactionists is always to say “well it doesn’t matter if we do anything…we’re such a tiny part of the problem”. This of course could … Continue reading

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O Canada

Today is Canada day, and lately my thoughts have been turning more and more often that other (largely) English speaking country with a small population spread across a vast landmass. Sadly, most of those thoughts are about the tragic state … Continue reading

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Savagely Brilliant

The biggest issue for science communication today is how to get people to accept the science of climate change. Indeed there is a fair argument to be made that the entire history of science communication has been leading up to … Continue reading

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Hug A Climate Scientist redux

It’s Hug a Climate Scientist day today. The idea came from a First Dog On The Moon cartoon noting that climate scientists have to face every day in their research the fact that the environment we depend on is under … Continue reading

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Why Australia Really Matters

I’ll start this piece with a parable. At first this might be pretty familiar, but I have given it an extra twist at the end. A ship goes down and a group of people find themselves in a lifeboat. They … Continue reading

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The Opposite of What Australia Does

The politics of Vanuatu are so fluid that we can hardly rely on a decision made by a Prime Minister in office for less than two months to stand, but it still strikes me as pretty significant that this tiny … Continue reading

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Saving The Shires

A windmill in Lincolnshire has been restored and will grind flour using the power of the wind for the first time since 1894, removing the need to rely on electricity sourced in part from coal, gas and nuclear. It is … Continue reading

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