Daily Archives: March 13, 2012

Another publicly larded solar company – this one wants to walk away from their solar manufacturing plant

BOSTON (AP) — Evergreen Solar is asking a bankruptcy judge for permission to walk away from its former plant in Devens. The company, which received tens of millions in state aid before shuttering its facilities last year and moving its … Continue reading

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Posted in Government idiocy, Solar | Tagged , , , , , , , | 54 Comments

Kos asks about Michael Mann – hero or zero?

I was surprised to see this essay and poll on the Daily Kos tonight. Don Mikulecky writes: Michael Mann is a Modern Hero and we need to acknowledge that! I have been both a scientist and a political activist for … Continue reading

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Historic March Snowstorm Along Oregon Coastline

From Steve Pierce, President, Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society Vancouver, Washington (March 13th 2012) – “Many residents along the coastline of Oregon awoke Tuesday morning to no power, downed trees, closed roads and as much as 8″ of … Continue reading

Posted in records, snowfall, Weather | Tagged , , , , | 73 Comments

Food fight: CO2 makes us fatter

Well, this is amusing. But, after looking at some numbers on food production, it may simply be that CO2 is helping us grow more food. And what happens when a well fed population has more food? It eats it of … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Economy-health, Humor, Ridiculae, Satire | Tagged , , , , , | 107 Comments

Climate skepticism blamed on the economy, stupid

Of course, things like lack of any warming trend for a decade couldn’t have anything to do with it. Could it? Climategate? Glaciergate? Fakegate? Naw. It’s the economy, stupid. Source: http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/hadcrut3gl/from:2001/plot/hadcrut3gl/from:2001/trend Climate Change Skepticism Stems from Recession, UConn Study Finds … Continue reading

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Climate craziness of the week: Eugenics is making a comeback with climate optimized human engineering

Bizarre stuff from The Atlantic, though it seems even Bill McKibben is panning him and when you can’t sell Bill McKibben on crazy, well, you’ve entered a whole new plane of crazy. Me? I welcome our new smaller climate optmized … Continue reading

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Font issue with IE8 fixed

Per our previous thread, WordPress.com tech support advises: We were able to track down the issue with Ad Control and fix it for you. It appears to have been IE-specific, so you may need to clear your browser’s cache to … Continue reading

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