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What’s up with the Watts-up man, Anthony?

June 28, 2010

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There is something that professional climate change denier, and weatherman, Anthony Watts doesn’t like to talk about.  At least, he doesn’t seem to mention it on his lecture tours. These days Brother Anthony is in Oz going about from place to place giving lectures to people who like to attend lectures about things they already […]

Geological Society of America Position Statement on Climate Change

June 27, 2010

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Adopted October 2006; revised April 2010 CLIMATE CHANGE Position Statement. Decades of scientific research have shown that climate can change from both natural and anthropogenic causes.  The Geological Society of America (GSA) concurs with assessments by the National Academies of Science (2005), the National Research Council (2006), and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, […]

Legends of Myself – 2

June 27, 2010

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Begins at Legends of Myself – an Aboriginal autobiography – 1 Walk by a yard which is hidden by a fence, and you still see the yard as though through ghosted wood.  Motion and persistence of vision allow you to reconstruct what is beyond the fence, to see it whole and seamless.  The fence slats fade […]

How a Slave Was Made a Man

June 26, 2010

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  Another story from the autobiography of the escaped slave and abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass with a lesson that even a slave, with the power of only their will to resist, is better off taking a stand against oppression. ~ I have already intimated that my condition was much worse, during the first six months of […]

Climate Change Odd Spot #1 – Space Litter

June 25, 2010

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Thank goodness, even climate change has an odd spot. Without the blues to soothe me, reading and writing about this topic has the potential to making me over into Mr. Frowny Face, 😦  who—despite what some may assume—is not me.  Anyway, if any topic ever needed more silliness and less doom and damfoolery, that topic […]

Statement of the American Meteorological Society on Climate Change

June 24, 2010

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CLIMATE CHANGE An Information Statement of the American Meteorological Society (Adopted by AMS Council on 1 February 2007) Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 88 The following is an Information Statement intended to provide a trustworthy, objective, and scientifically up-to-date explanation of scientific issues of concern to the public at large. Background This statement is consistent with […]

Climate Denial, Conspiracy Theories & Radio Messages in the Teeth

June 24, 2010

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Simple Sam is always coming to me and talking about liberal conspiracies. “How did liberals warm the oceans?” I asked.  “How did they alter the satellite data?  How on earth did they get the US navy to fudge decades of data on sea ice thickness?” Simple Sam doesn’t answer.  Like most climate change deniers–in fact, […]