It’s easy to make fun of Florida Republican Jeff Miller. He deserves to be mocked, for declaring that humans couldn’t possibly have contributed to climate change, because of dinosaurs. On TV today, Miller, the U.S. Representative for Florida’s first congressional district, said that if climate change was caused by humans, “Then why did the dinosaurs [...]
The League of American Bicyclists is an organization, older than anyone you know, centered around this idea:
When more people ride bikes: Life is better for everyone; Communities are safer, stronger and better connected; Our nation is healthier, economically stronger, environmentally cleaner and more energy independent.
Part of what the League does is [...]
Can you capture the style of Pat Sajak in your own outburst? Let’s try together. [...]
“What global warming?”
If you live in the United States, you probably heard this sarcastic phrase last winter, uttered by people who noticed that in the United States, this winter was pretty cold:
Minority Report: Conservative News and Opinions:
“As I write this entry, it is 1 degree Fahrenheit in Morton Grove, Illinois, below zero [...]
Antarctica made big news this week as NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released the results of research that suggests that the West Antarctica ice sheet has begun to fall apart due to climate change – and only the most extraordinary circumstances could possibly halt the process. When the water from this section of Antarctica enters the [...]
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Tomorrow is Earth Day, a day when corporations around the world pretend to care about panda bears, the climate, and yoga. This year, we at Apple are aiming higher. In the spirit of transparency, we are going to admit to you that, although we know that dealing [...]
GBIF looks like an acronym that could be scribbled on the inside cover of a schoolgirl’s notebook, representing an expression of earnest affection – some variant of BFF. In fact, it represents a more serious idea: A place to collect data from observations of living organisms – the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.
The Global Biodiversity [...]
Why are the majority of Senate Democrats trying to undercut action to deal with climate change? [...]
It is a wise scholar who allows the natural rhythms of the subject being studied to inform the way in which research is conducted. So it is with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, which, as the ocean has apparently decided, should from now on simply be referred to as the Scripps Institution of.
Today in Phoenix, Arizona, I ran across a statue by Pat Mathiesen, claiming to represent the “Spirit of the Desert Bighorn”. A plaque on the statue explained how bighorn sheep that used to live in the desert where the city has grown required a very particular habitat…
… like a habitat without valet parking…