Inconvenient Stanford study: 'Sea levels may not rise as high as assumed.'

Study suggests that global sea level is less sensitive to high atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations than previously thought. From STANFORD’S SCHOOL OF EARTH, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Ice sheets may be more resilient than thought, say Stanford scientists Sea level rise poses one of the biggest threats to human systems in a globally warming world, potentially causing…

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A Nature editorial on the state of 'robusted' science reproducibility

Excerpts from Robust research: Institutions must do their part for reproducibility C. Glenn Begley, Alastair M. Buchan & Ulrich Dirnagl Tie funding to verified good institutional practice, and robust science will shoot up the agenda, say C. Glenn Begley, Alastair M. Buchan and Ulrich Dirnagl. Irreproducible research poses an enormous burden: it delays treatments, wastes patients’ and…

Thursday thought – Josh on 'Why are we waiting?"

Josh writes: Ruth Dixon’s excellent book review of “Why are we waiting?” by Nicholas Stern is well worth reading. You can download a pdf version here. As the cartoon notes, the question ‘Why are we waiting?’ has already been answered by David Cameron, UK Prime Minister, who famously announced that he wanted to get rid of all the Green Cr•p.…

An Open Letter To Amazon about the NC Desert Wind project

  9/1/15 To: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Mr. Bezos: I’m an energy expert, a longtime Amazon customer, and an ardent company supporter. As such I’ve read with great interest some breathless press releases about your recent procurement into the NC Desert Wind project. Due to your careful management Amazon is now a large, successful company,…