Tag Archives: University of California Berkeley

About that ‘warmer temperatures increase violence’ claim…real world crime data doesn’t support it

Readers surely recall the wild claim yesterday made by researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley who reported in the journal Science that even slight spikes in temperature and precipitation have greatly increased the risk of personal violence … Continue reading

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Claim: 2°C temperature increase will make people angry

From Princeton University (with help from Berkeley) Cool heads likely won’t prevail in a hotter, wetter world Should climate change trigger the upsurge in heat and rainfall that scientists predict, people may face a threat just as perilous and volatile … Continue reading

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Future shifts in rainfall

From UC Berkeley: Rising temperature difference between hemispheres could dramatically shift rainfall patterns in tropics By Robert Sanders, Media Relations  BERKELEY — One often ignored consequence of global climate change is that the Northern Hemisphere is becoming warmer than the … Continue reading

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Inconvenient conclusions in a new climate and land use paper

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. sends word of this new paper now in early release at the Journal of Climate. The paper suggests humans have strong impacts on the local climate, but not always through the pathways commonly touted as being … Continue reading

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Another hole in the climate models – no lamp black forcing

Interesting point, but I wonder how such a change would come about when people often can’t afford an alternative? Let there be clean light: Kerosene lamps spew black carbon, should be replaced, study says By Sarah Yang, Media Relations BERKELEY … Continue reading

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H2O 2012 conference theme: “please send money”

From Stanford University , this press release with a “who the heck cares?” question as a title. We have far bigger problems in California to worry about. It is another one of these “might result” weasel word press releases in … Continue reading

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Scientists core into California’s Clear Lake to explore past climate change

From the University of California – Berkeley Deep sediments are unparalleled record of biotic changes over past 200,000+ years University of California, Berkeley, scientists are drilling into ancient sediments at the bottom of Northern California’s Clear Lake for clues that … Continue reading

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UC Berkeley study: switch to nuclear from coal in the West

From the University of California – Berkeley while China (and Slovenia if Jim Hansen will shut up) surges ahead with coal power generation, some scholars are fretting over meeting carbon emissions targets. On the plus side, they advocate for nuclear … Continue reading

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‘Cap and Trade’ fails for lack of incentives

Well, duh. From the DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory New research suggests cap and trade programs do not provide sufficient incentives for innovation Cap and trade programs to reduce emissions do not inherently provide incentives to induce the private sector to … Continue reading

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New Berkeley study on grass and global warming misses one very important issue

Caveat, no, it isn’t about “grass use” in UC Berkeley, and note the press release with the key word, “could” in the title. From the University of California – Berkeley Warming climate could give exotic grasses edge over natives Invasive … Continue reading

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Gamma ray flash was star swallowed whole by black hole

Yikes! What a way to go. One wonders if there were any planets around that star and if they may have contained life. We’ll never know. Black hole eats star, producing bright gamma-ray flash By Robert Sanders, Media Relations UC … Continue reading

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New independent surface temperature record in the works

Good news travels fast. I’m a bit surprised to see this get some early coverage, as the project isn’t ready yet. However since it has been announced by press, I can tell you that this project is partly a reaction … Continue reading

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First measurement of magnetic field in Earth’s core

Earth’s internal dynamo generates average field in outer core 50 times that at surface A University of California, Berkeley, geophysicist has made the first-ever measurement of the strength of the magnetic field inside Earth’s core, 1,800 miles underground. The magnetic … Continue reading

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