Daily Archives: April 1, 2012

Stop Kissing the Coral!!!!

http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/5473/coral-reefs-have-herpes Long blamed on anthropogenic global warming, coral bleaching events are now being traced to viral pathogens, specifically a form of the herpes virus. I guess this is what they mean when they say people are loving nature to death…. … Continue reading

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Thank you moderators and contributors. Left to right Charles Rotter, Alec Rawls, Dr. Ryan Maue, Tom Fuller, Dave Stealey, myself, Steven Mosher, Dr. Leif Svalgaard, and Willis Eschenbach. To those who could not attend, my sincere thanks for holding down … Continue reading

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Mercury, the Trickster God

I’ve been puzzling for a while about why the areas with the most power plants aren’t the areas with the worst levels of mercury pollution. Why aren’t the areas downwind from the power plants heavily polluted? I keep running across … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: EPA is proposing to take common-sense steps under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. … Power plants are the largest individual sources of carbon pollution in the United States and … Continue reading

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How Peter Gleick’s skullduggery killed my April Fools posting

Readers may recall that I love a good April Fools story, such as the one I did about Low Flow Fire Hydrants in my town in the name of “sustainability”. It worked so well that I had even suckered in … Continue reading

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Extreme cures for extreme sea level projections

Guest post by Cliff Ollier The Australian (March 24) reports that Port Macquarie Hastings Council is recommending the enforcement of a “planned retreat” because of an alleged danger from sea level rise in the distant future. The controversy about moving … Continue reading

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arXiv bookworm

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I stumbled across something called “bookworm“, which looks through all of the articles in the pre-print service arXiv. Their default home page looks like this. Figure 1. Comparison of the usage of three terms, “graphene” … Continue reading

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