Declining rainfall, bugs, and birds

Via Eurekalert Smithsonian scientists find declining rainfall is a major influence for migrating birds Instinct and the annual increase of daylight hours have long been thought to be the triggers for birds to begin their spring migration. Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, however, have found that that may not be the case. Researchers…

Pielke Sr. on the Muller testimony

Comments On The Testimony Of Richard Muller At the United States House Of Representatives Committee On Science, Space And Technology By Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. First, as posted on my son’s weblog in Global Temperature Trends the global temperature anomaly is essentially irrelevant in terms of climate change issues that matter to society and the…

Washing the lions

I had planned quite an entertaining and elaborate April Fools post this year, on par with the one I did last year. Given what happened yesterday in Congress, I think we’ve seen enough tomfoolery. But more importantly, is the fact that most readers had no idea about the behind the scenes events and work that…