Marc Morano of the Exxon-funded and Chevron-funded website Climate Depot declared in April 2015 that “There is no global warming crisis! … now going on almost two decades of no global warming.” Echoing the same theme, Nancy J. Thorner of Lake Bluff, Illinois wrote a letter to the editor of the Madison-St. Clair Record complaining […]
According to the 2014 Pew Religious Landscape Survey, the share of Americans who identify themselves as “atheist,” “agnostic,” or “nothing in particular” has jumped from 16.1% to 22.8% in the last seven years.
The increasing share of religious “Nones” matters because lack of religion is a basis for discrimination in this country. Michael Wallace, Bradley […]
On March 19 2015, the National Snow and Ice Data Center declared that sea ice in the Arctic Ocean had reached its high point in its area of coverage (“extent”) for the year, and that this high point was the smallest on record.
As you can see by following the blue line in this […]
The League of Extraordinary Researchers, from Memorial University in Canada, has released an online comic book to promote its work.
“THIS IS WHO WE ARE. A GROUP OF SEEKERS. A SOCIETY OF WOMEN AND MEN SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS. ALL WITH ONE COMMON THEME — GREAT RESEARCH WITH REAL IMPACT.
WE GO ABOUT OUR DAYS WORKING […]
… but not so much that it needs to encourage girls to learn about science.
The notice below, urging parents to “Stimulate boys’ interest”, is from an advertisement for microscopes, telescopes, and other scientific equipment by Edmund Scientific Co. in the March 1958 issue of Natural History.
I hear it’s “Earth Day” today. Hooray! Do we have an Earth Day carol yet?
I Wish I had a Lump of Soil I Wish I had a Clump of Clay I’d Mix it up with Compost And Call it Okay, Ooooooo…
Then maybe to top it off, we could exchange climate change reports. You […]
In order to whip up enthusiasm about their work, and to gain attention for themselves as individuals, NASA scientists were willing to make definite predictions about future scientific studies, claiming to know what will happen before it happens. When scientists engage in this kind of exaggerated claim to knowledge, they cast doubt on their credibility as individuals and as a collective work. […]
Can we please stop pretending that our own personal preferences are humanity’s evolutionary destiny? […]
In 2008, J. Clifford wrote about the delisting of the ribbon seal under the Endangered Species Act, noting that the Bush administration was late in its determination but admiring the unusual deference to scientific opinion by the conservative president. At the time, the ribbon seal numbers were listed at approximately 200,000. In 2009, the Center […]
Senator Dan Coats asks us to laugh at the silly study of the benefits of massaging bunny rabbits, but I suggest that we take a step back and actually think about it, rather than just reacting viscerally. […]
Perhaps now that the cold of winter has broken and the final days before spring are seeing a thaw here in the northern United States, it’s an appropriate time to mention that the surface area of sea water in the Arctic covered by ice is the lowest that has ever been seen at this date, […]