What happens when non-scientists continually distort the facts on climate change? Climate scientists fight back with this amazing angry rap video! Featuring real climate scientists talking about real science. They even rap about peer review. And they even call out other scientists for letting others put words in their mouth. I heart this SO HARD. . . . → Read More: Hell yeah! “I’m a climate scientist” An epic rap.
Was just sent these great informative short videos about research being done to understand how climate change affects coastal communities. Coastal organisms live in areas with much day to day variation. There are the changing tides, the amount sun exposure, and also shade from tidal zone seaweeds and rock crevices. This makes coastal animals, like . . . → Read More: California Coastal Climate Change Research
This is a guest post from Sam Musher. Sam is a middle school librarian and children’s lit blogger. A steady diet of post-apocalyptic fiction made her an environmentalist at a tender age. (She’s pretty sure we’re all doomed.) Having known her almost that long, I can confirm that she has, as her blog claims, been . . . → Read More: Guest post: The March…OF SCIENCE
The Planktos Incident continues. Just when I thought it had died. Russ George, former head of the defunct Planktos, has decided to, despite the scientific community asking for a more cautious and sensible approach and international moratoriums, dump 100 tons of iron into the ocean. In discussing the DSN core value of Awareness Through Scrutiny, . . . → Read More: Here We Go Again With Dumping Iron Into the Ocean
Did you know that the Dalai Lama works closely with scientists, and calls for the withdrawal of any Buddhist beliefs that contradict scientific evidence? Neither did I! For your Friday viewing pleasure, a great video of the Dalai Lama’s recent lecture at UC San Diego, where he discusses the need for humanitarian values and universal . . . → Read More: TGIF: The Dalai Lama on Climate Change
Hat tip to Climate Adaption, a wonderful source fo climate change related news and thoughts on Tumblr.
My second week at UC Davis, and I’ve already met Jane Lubchenco. Last night the NOAA administrator gave a public lecture to a packed auditorium here on campus. Although her talk wasn’t particularly beefy, I captured a few interesting tidbits: It was refreshing to hear a government official state her steadfast optimism, and urge scientists . . . → Read More: Jane Lubchenco’s message to scientists
A new addition to my Confronting Climate Contrarianism series, much too long in waiting. Found this interesting animated gif on Andre Nantel’s G+ stream. He found it with no attribution on Reddit (UPDATE: graph from an excellent post on Skeptical Science). Gernot commented on that stream with a link to a Sydney Morning Herald piece . . . → Read More: Confronting Climate Contrarianism III: Data Realism and the Rabbit Hole
This morning I had the great pleasure of being a guest on Atheist Talk Radio, hosted by Minnesota’s AM 950, along With John Abraham and Greg Laden, hosted by Mike Haubrich, discussing global warming science and denialism. Greg and Mike already posted wonderful background for the show, so go read them there. The program is . . . → Read More: Global Warming Science and Denialism
Mufasa was right. We’re all intertwined. Whether we humans like to admit it or not, every action by a living organism on Earth has repercussions. (And yes, you can lump in viruses and prions because I’m not getting into a philosophical debate about what constitutes ‘living’). Run, Harry! You don't want to catch Irukandji syndrome!!! . . . → Read More: The Circle of Life (and how Jellyfish screw it up)