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On Global Warming, Denial, Ice, and The MV Akademik Shokalskiy

People who find it politically inconvenient to believe that global warming is real are taking glee at the suffering on board the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, a boat filled with climatologists that’s stuck in frozen waters near Antarctica. They’re writing articles suggesting that the existence of thick ice near Antarctica somehow suggests that global warming is [...]

Your Desk Could Make You Fit And Generate Clean Energy

In a few hours, a very long winter break will begin, during which most people will surrender to the glum grey weather, taking long naps on couches and eating foods loaded with sugar and fat. It’s a biological instinct, and I’m getting sleepy just thinking about it. However, there is an alternative: Running out into [...]

Rising Sea Levels Threaten Endangered Squirrels

We hear a great deal about how rising sea levels associated with global climate change threaten coastal cities, potentially washing into their subways and flooding their streets, but not much attention has been given to the way that rising sea levels affect non-human life. That deficit has been remedied by the Center for Biological Diversity, [...]

How Aware Is Manatee Awareness Month?

I checked the top 50 recent containing the word “manatee” published recently by journalists. Only 6 of those were actually about manatees. [...]

The Corporate Climate For Science

Peter Ferrara and his colleagues at the Heartland Institute have no comment on this study. They’re too busy, apparently, assembling an “independent” group of scientists who are ready to announce research findings showing that up is, in truth, down. [...]

Armenia: Libertarian Paradise?

Is it any wonder that Americans overwhelmingly reject libertarian politics, when libertarians suggest that we move to the Armenian model? [...]

Drill Baby Drill Did Not Bring Lower Gas Prices

The Republicans promised that if the USA could just produce more oil, the price we pay for gasoline at the pump would go down. Drill Baby Drill, they urged.

The Republicans lost with this argument in the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections, but Barack Obama followed their advice, and instituted a Republican-style extreme expansion of [...]

5 Things You Might Wish You Never Found Out About This Morning

From the NSA to the Truth Fairy, here are the top 5 unfortunate stories in today’s news. [...]

The Fantasy And Reality Of Woodcrest Dairy

You’ll notice that the soil color inside the pens of Woodcrest Dairy isn’t the same color as the soil of the land outside. That’s because… [...]

Obama Does A Small Excellent Thing

In the context of Obama’s moves to open up unprecedented areas of America’s lands and coastlines to drilling for oil, it’s a small move. However, it’s one worth noting, though. [...]

Congress Votes Against Protecting Human Health From Dangerous Coal Waste

For 231 members of Congress, the basic idea of responsible waste management by the coal industry was too much. [...]