Reducing the future to climate: a story of climate determinism and reductionism.

An excellent twitter thread by @RodgerPielkeJr concerning a paper by Hulme, M. Recommended reading: Hulme, M. (2011). Reducing the future to climate: a story of climate determinism and reductionism. Osiris, 26(1), 245-266.https://t.co/bwcHL1iot9 pic.twitter.com/PYeRsizGAJ — Roger Pielke Jr. (@RogerPielkeJr) July 9, 2019 This is an excellent, nuanced, complex article on the factors behind the extreme politicization…

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New method may resolve difficulty in measuring universe’s expansion

News Release 8-Jul-2019 Neutron star mergers can provide new ‘cosmic ruler’ National Radio Astronomy Observatory Astronomers using National Science Foundation (NSF) radio telescopes have demonstrated how a combination of gravitational-wave and radio observations, along with theoretical modeling, can turn the mergers of pairs of neutron stars into a “cosmic ruler” capable of measuring the expansion…

ZIKA: Climate Change Threat?

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   ZIKA!  A frightening new disease that burst onto the front pages in 2016 as “linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains.”  Over the next two years, current outbreaks of Zika had spread from Brazil through South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and even a few cases in…

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Climate scientists’ pre-traumatic stress syndrome

Reposted from Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on July 8, 2019 by curryja | by Judith Curry It’s getting worse. About 5 years ago, I wrote two blog posts on climate scientists’ pre-traumatic stress syndrome: Pre-traumatic stress syndrome: climate trauma survival trips Pre-traumatic stress syndrome: climate scientists speak out Mother Jones has a new…

V’GER

From NASA July 8, 2019 A New Plan for Keeping NASA’s Oldest Explorers Going This artist’s concept depicts one of NASA’s Voyager spacecraft, including the location of the cosmic ray subsystem (CRS) instrument. Both Voyagers launched with operating CRS instruments. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Unannotated version With careful planning and dashes of creativity, engineers have been able…