The Coming Global Forest Regrowth

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Last month, Pope Francis visited Peru and spoke about preserving the biodiversity of the Amazon rain forest. For decades, environmental groups have lamented the shrinking of world forests. But trends now point to a coming regrowth of global forests. Deforestation has long been an important environmental issue. President Theodore Roosevelt…

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Science magazine does Politics

Guest Opinion by Kip Hansen Science, the journal, is beginning to go the way of the magazine Scientific American, in that it is beginning to become an oxymoron all by itself, as SciAm did in the Forrest Mims scandal.  Science Magazine has turned itself into Politics-uber-Science. In today’s email of Science News, comes this article…

BOOM: Global land use change responsible for a significant portion of global warming says study

From the EUROPEAN COMMISSION JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE and the “Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. was right” department. I suspect a whole bunch of climate models that don’t take this into consideration, and think CO2 is the dominant climate driver, are going to need to be revised. Land use change has warmed the Earth’s surface Natural ecosystems play…