Daily Archives: December 31, 2012

Too funny! Even Joe Romm’s bosses don’t think climate is an issue worth mentioning for 2013

Romm must be fuming. After disappearing his formerly independent “Climate Progress” blog and merging it with the main Think Progress website, where he’s lucky to get a dozen comments a day. His parent organization, Think Progress, utterly fails to mention … Continue reading

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Atomic motor uses single atom of Ruthenium as ball bearing

Sometimes, science does things just to see if it is possible. This seems to be one of those times. While I really wanted to have my long promised flying car by now, this is pretty cool too. Controlled clockwise and … Continue reading

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Over-insuring the gullible: The Hartford offers ‘extreme weather insurance’

UPDATE: graph of damage losses including 2012 posted below. It says all that needs to be said. This ad is running in rotation at the NYT today, and it needs an application of Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.’s handy bullshit button.

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2012 Truth Teller of the Year

From  Brian Sussman As a guy who has dedicated a significant part of his life to uncovering environmental scams, naming this year’s Truth Teller is a no-brainer for me. 

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