Politics Trumps Science

Politics Trumps Science There has been a lot of climate change news with the recent issue of yet another climate change report underscoring the dangers of anthropogenic climate change due mainly to release of CO2 into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels. Short-sighted politicians swayed by even shorter-sighted… Continue reading

Climate Change – Initial Comments

Last week, I began a class on climate change through Coursera. If you aren’t familiar with Coursera, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Hundreds of absolutely free classes from major universities. In some cases, you can even pay a fee and get college credit for the class…. Continue reading

Arctic Melt-Down

Arctic sea ice has shrunk to the lowest amount on record, according to this AP article by Seth Borenstein. The ramifications of this are enormous. Rising sea levels mean coastal devastation globally. It’s coming, folks. Lewis and Clark’s northwest passage is now open, so to speak. A Chinese ship has… Continue reading