October 29, 2012
The Superstorm that is slowly moving toward the Middle Atlantic and Northeast states appears to be an anomaly by most weather standards. Or is it? Could this superstorm be related to Global Warming? More specifically, could it be related to the the melting of the the arctic sea ice?
Climate change, according to some, has conveniently been left out of the 2012 Presidential election.… Read more
April 21, 2012
Note: This is a letter written by a teen living in Atlanta in the year 2053. It is published here for the first time. Although a work of fiction, it is presented here as a reminder of the consequences of making decisions based on faulty reasoning and ignorance.
I learned that in America, in the year 2001, the Federal Government enacted the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law that required each state in the country to develop tests in mathematics and reading, but over time, the policy makers decided that science and history should also be tested. As you know, this annual testing event became known as “The Testing Games,” a kind of spin off of the 2012 movie, “The Hunger Games,” by Suzanne Collins.… Read more
June 30, 2011
Yesterday, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) published an open letter on its website with the headline: AAAS Board: Attacks on Climate Researchers Inhibit Free Exchange of Scientific Ideas. In the letter, the Board said:
Scientists and policymakers may disagree over the scientific conclusions on climate change and other policy-relevant topics. But the scientific community has proven and well-established methods for resolving disagreements about research results.
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June 27, 2011
Is climate change real? Is the greenhouse effect based on fundamental science? To what extent are “debates” on TV news outlets using split screen technology peer review or rhetoric? Do large companies abuse the concept of peer review by using rhetoric to cast doubt on scientific findings?
These are questions that should underscore student’s pursuit of an understanding of climate change, and the skepticism that has inverted the public’s view of global warming, the greenhouse effect, and the burning of carbon.… Read more
June 27, 2011
I signed onto an organization called 350.org. According to materials I received, 350.org is sponsoring climate change actions around the world. The banner will take you to the 350.org site for further details about how you and your students might get involved.
Receiving this information is perfect timing for post later this week about Australian scientist’s actions toward boldly confronting the world’s climate deniers.… Read more
June 9, 2011
Atlanta leads the nation today in air quality—that is to say that it’s ozone forecast for today exceeds all other cities in the nation. As shown in the AirNow map below, most of the Eastern part of the nation is in the moderate to USG ozone levels. Moderate AQI (Air quality index) is 51 – 100. Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people.… Read more
November 19, 2010
When the new Congress convenes in January, 2011, it will get hotter in the House & Senate with an influx of Representatives and Senators (all Republicans) who continue the conspiracy that global warming is a hoax, and that humans are not contributing to the warming of the Earth. This group of elected officials (especially in the House) will try and block any attempts at government projects and laws aimed at regulating carbon emissions, and other factors that are causing the earth to get hotter.… Read more