Is Climate Change the "Defining Challenge of Our Age"? Part 1 of 3

Part I: Ranking global warming among present-day risks to public health. Guest essay by Indur M. Goklany There seems to be no limit to the hyperbole surrounding climate change – and that’s no hyperbole. Numerous politicians have informed us over the years that climate change is one of the most important problems facing mankind.  In…

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Britain’s only wind turbine plant to close

Who would have thunk? Maybe it had something to do with this video of a Vestas wind turbine: I wonder if it used “Lucas” electronic parts? I owned an Austin Healy Sprite and a Triumph TR6 at one time, and the failure above looks familiar. Excerpts from an article in the Guardian: Vestas is to…

Catlin Crew Out Of Time

Guest post by Steve Goddard An Arctic Blizzard As reported here two weeks ago, April 30 is the last safe date to recover explorers from the Arctic.  The people who rescued Pen Hadow from the Arctic in May, 2003 said this : “People are at risk – the ice breaks and it shouldn’t really happen.…

Misunderstandings about the Pacific Decadal Oscillation

Misunderstandings about the Pacific Decadal Oscillation Guest post by Bob Tisdale INITIAL NOTE The first version of this post (The Common Misunderstanding About The PDO dated June 26, 2008) incorrectly described the method for calculating the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. I originally intended to do a quick correction in agreement with my post The Atlantic Multidecadal…