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Dark Age America: The Sharp Edge of the Shell

The denunciation meted out to Bill Nye for bringing basic concepts from ecology into a discussion where they were highly relevant is par for the course these days.

Is the world living or dead?

The model of nature accepted by the majority of contemporary scientists is that of a highly complex machine, something that – once certain unchanging laws and basic parts are identified – can essentially be manipulated at our will.

Climate, politics & money - headlines

•Get your cash out of fossil fuel backed funds says UN climate chief •If You See Something, Say Something •Church of England says unlikely to quit fossil fuel investment •BP study predicts greenhouse emissions will rise by almost a third in 20 years •Unfortunately, The …

Reporting Fukushima headlines

•On Fukushima Fears and Sensationalistic Reporting •What You Should and Shouldn’t Worry about after the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdowns •West Coast Radiation Exposure: What are the risks? •All The Best, Scientifically Verified, Information on Fukushima Impacts

Radical Emissions Planning: Kevin Anderson interview   

Professor Kevin Anderson on science and politics; shale gas and climate; and climate, economics and finance.

Climate - headlines

•New IPCC Report: Climatologists More Certain Global Warming Is Caused By Humans, Impacts Are Speeding Up •European forests near 'carbon saturation point' •Scientists have a moral obligation to take action on climate change •Study: Watching Fox News Makes You Distrust Climate …

The decline of falsifiability

Many ancient societies were ruled by claims of divine right; royal proclamations were not falsifiable...But we don’t have to look to the distant past to see what it looks like for dogma to trump reason.

The Quest for a Common Language

It’s a very old choice: which will you have, the love of power or the power of love?

Garden update: catching up after a late start

The first results of this year's scientific dialogue with my garden are in and are shared herein.

Science's evil twin

Every time that I find myself discussing “cold fusion,” I need to explain why I think there exists a "good" science and a "bad" science; the latter sometimes defined also as “pseudo-science” or “pathological science.”. It is a point which …

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