Tag Archives: University of Michigan

Leveraging a Changing Climate: Recent advances in understanding how Species cope with Changing Conditions.

Guest essay by Daniel Bourke Introduction The concept of climate change has become a controversial one. By that it is not meant to be said that the happening of climate change is controversial in and of itself, but that it … Continue reading

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Cold cities use more energy than warm cities

From the Institute of Physics , comes this piece of research that suggests all the summer energy we use on air conditioning in warm climates doesn’t compare to the energy used to keep warm in cold climates. Cold cities less … Continue reading

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Stupidest global warming/climate change story of the past decade

While Matt Ridley makes mincemeat of über alarmist Joe Romm’s latest ridiculous claims, I started doing a search for stories to do a “year in review” for such things. I just found this, though it is six years old. It … Continue reading

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Gen-X ers don’t care about climate change

From the University of Michigan , recognition of a whole new crop of, ahem, deniers. I can hear Joe Romm’s head exploding from my house. Generation X is surprisingly unconcerned about climate change ANN ARBOR, Mich.—As the nation suffers through … Continue reading

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Another regime change indication – this time in solar data

Note: See also the 1997 regime change in global climate data by the same method, here I’m happy to report that something I recognized and reported back in 2008 related to solar data has been independently confirmed by another source, … Continue reading

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Plant trees, not carbon laws

From the University of Michigan U-M ecologist: Future forests may soak up more carbon dioxide than previously believed An aerial view of the 38-acre experimental forest in Wisconsin where U-M researchers and their colleagues continuously exposed birch, aspen and maple … Continue reading

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Solar power without silicon solar cells? New magnetic effect of light into insulators discovered.

‘We’ve all been taught that this doesn’t happen’ From the University of Michigan A dramatic and surprising magnetic effect of light discovered by University of Michigan researchers could lead to solar power without traditional semiconductor-based solar cells. The researchers found … Continue reading

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The name game of climate change

From the: University of Michigan It’s all in a name: ‘Global warming’ vs. ‘climate change’ ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Many Americans are skeptical about whether the world’s weather is changing, but apparently the degree of skepticism varies systematically depending on what that … Continue reading

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