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A Reverse Greenhouse Effect

Guest Post By Willis Eschenbach [See two Updates at the end] Here’s an oddity. Some very clever folks have invented a plastic film that cools surfaces by as much as 10°C. From Science magazine: Cheap plastic film cools whatever it touches up to 10°C By Robert F. Service Feb. 9, 2017 , 2:00 PM If heat…

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Scientists, Please Don’t March

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach-Crossposted from my blog, Skating Under The Ice. Well, the bad news is that a whole bunch of scientists are going to have a march on Washington … on Earth Day. Why is this a bad idea? Three reasons. There’s no clarity on what they are marching for. There’s no clarity…

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Parrotfish Vindicated

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Four years ago I wrote a post called “The Parrotfish Should Be The National Bird“, about the critical place that the parrotfish plays in the life of both the reef and the coral atolls that depend on the reef. It was based mostly on my years of scuba and snorkel…

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AltUSNatParkService

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach — crossposted from my blog, Skating Under The Ice Let me start by saying that I’m a huge fan and frequent user of our National Park System. I’m also a dedicated and lifelong conservationist, concerned with our natural environment that is the basis of all life. So please don’t take…

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Palestinian Climate Change Part II

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In my last post on this subject, Palestinian Climate Change, I reported that I was overjoyed that the UNFCCC, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, had admitted Palestine as a full member. At the time I said: I also recall from a few years ago that when Palestine…

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Gagged? Not Hardly.

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach — Crossposted from my blog, Skating Under The Ice The media is all abuzz with claims that the Trump Administration has “gagged” or “muzzled” the EPA. Under the headline Trump administration seeks to muzzle U.S. agency employees the news agency Reuters reports: On Tuesday, a source at the EPA said…