Scientists identify a temperature tipping point for tropical forests

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute All living things have tipping points: points of no return, beyond which they cannot thrive. A new report in Science shows that maximum daily temperatures above…

Mexican President Stands Firm on Renewable Energy Ban: “One of the typical scams of the neoliberals”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Richard, NoTricksZone – according to  Deutsche Welle, the Mexican President is standing firm on his prohibition of all new grid connections to renewable energy plants,…

What is the difference between partly sunny and partly cloudy?

Reposted from the Cliff Mass Weather Blog Twice today I was asked about the difference between partly cloudy and partly sunny.   And that inquiry is one of the most frequent…

Claim: Climate Change Requires Streamlining of Cash Deliveries to Remote Aid Recipients

Guest essay by Eric Worrall People in the Solomon Islands and other remote regions are to be encouraged to open bank accounts to they can receive cash, every time one…

Naomi Oreskes, the Golden Opportunity

Reposted from Gelbspan files Naomi Oreskes can do no wrong in the eyes of her supporters with her Merchants of Doubt book / documentary movie efforts that supposedly exposed the…

Mississippi Delta marshes in a state of irreversible collapse, Tulane study shows

Tulane University Given the present-day rate of global sea-level rise, remaining marshes in the Mississippi Delta are likely to drown, according to a new Tulane University study. A key finding…