Cutting The Grass

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Sufi stories of the wisdom of the foolish Mulla Nasrudin have been around for a thousand years or more. One of them tells how the Mulla was walking down the street one day. Three stories above him, a man was working on a roof. The workman slipped and fell. He…

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Oxfam’s Climate Warriors Declare War on Poor People

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Oxfam have written a report which claims coal power will create more poverty. In my opinion this claim is a disgusting direct attack on the coal fired industrialisation, jobs and opportunities currently lifting a growing number of people out of chronic poverty in Asia and Africa. More coal equals more…

Climate scientist Josh Willis shows you how to deal with your climate change denying uncle – but fails

Guest essay by Dave Burton Josh Willis, of NASA JPL, has a new video out entitled, “Straw Men of the Apocalypse – How to deal with your climate change denying uncle.” Notice that “catastrophic” is apparently not scary enough, these days. Global warming is now “the Apocalypse.” The video starts out with two guys crawling…

Examining the Carbon Dioxide Cycle

Guest essay by Ronald R. Cooke Introduction In high school and college I did reasonably well in the physical sciences: chemistry, physics and geology. From these studies one can learn that carbon (C) is an element, is widely available throughout our universe, is chemically active (which means many inorganic and organic compounds include carbon), is…