Some rational thought left – "climate change as curriculum" vetoed

There was a lot of lobbying going on with this one, I sent a letter myself, listing myself as a former school board member familiar with school curriculum. The real issue is: we currently don’t have a curriculum to teach “managing” other potential disasters, such as an asteroid hit, nuclear war, epidemic, or a worldwide…

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Anchorage's record setting cold summer

From the Anchorage Daily News, some anecdotal evidence that we may not see an ice-free arctic this summer. I had previously blogged on the lateness of a 70 degree plus day in Anchorage, and now it looks like this may be one of the coolest summers on record there. A friend of mine that I…

Who lives in LA that can survey a station for me?

This is a request for some help to anyone in the Los Angeles area to get a weather station surveyed in the hills east of Altadena, near the Mount Wilson Observatory. Can anyone help out? Requirements: regular car/truck, digital camera, GPS (optional), ability to follow some simple directions. Leave a comment if you can. Thanks,…

Who knew? Rachel Carson – climate change expert

NOTE: For those of you who don’t know, Rachel Carson has often been hailed as the “mother of the environmental movement” due to her book, Silent Spring.  Before that book, she wrote another, The Sea Around Us, in which she proposes mechanisms for climate change. The mechanisms she proposes are all natural, all cyclic variation.…

Beck on CO2 and Temperature: Oceans are the "dominant CO2 store"

Evidence of variability of atmospheric CO2 concentration during the 20th century Geo-Ecological Seminar University of Bayreuth, 17th July 2008 (see here) Ernst-Georg Beck, Dipl. Biol Summary of the presentation (printable PDF available here) In 1958 the modern NDIR spectroscopic method was introduced to measure CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere [Beck 2007]. In the preceding period,…