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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 Indigenous Childhood – 1 2. Mother I know hardly anything of my mother. She died in 1952, before I was two years old, before my brother Tommy was one. She was already sickly by the time she had Tommy. My sister Marylou, a year and half older than me, […]

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, […]

Study: Scientists Who Dispute Climate Change Are Less Qualified

June 23, 2010

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Stephen Schneider of Stanford said, “We wanted to ask by objective measures, ‘Who publishes the bulk of the new science in the refereed literature and gets cited the most: those who accept anthropogenic global warming or those who deny it?'” They started with a list of 1,372 climate researchers. The list of 1,372 was compiled […]

Legends of Myself–an Indigenous Childhood–1

June 22, 2010

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1. Inverness, 1950: Origin Story This is how I usually begin it: I was born in 1950 in Inverness Cannery, the second cabin from the right looking from the water. My father pointed out the cabin to me 1965, as he rowed us from where we were then staying on Smith Island, across the Skeena […]

The Hunting of the Snark

June 20, 2010

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An Agony in Eight Fits By Lewis Carroll Fit the First THE LANDING "Just the place for a Snark!" the Bellman cried, As he landed his crew with care; Supporting each man on the top of the tide By a finger entwined in his hair. "Just the place for a Snark! I have said it […]