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William Blake – The Book of Job

July 31, 2010

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————- Source:  Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30526/30526-h/30526-h.htm

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

July 31, 2010

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THE RAVEN. By Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated by Gustave Doré Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. “‘T is some […]

Heatwave: Global Temperature Records Tumble

July 30, 2010

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If you think it’s been especially warm this year, it has. And if you live in any of these places, it has in fact been a record-breaking year for heat. Temperature Records Broken So Far in 2010 Abadan (Iran) max. 52 Abdaly (Kuwait) max. 52.6 New national record high for Kuwait Agadez (Niger) max. 47.1 […]

EPA will not reverse CO2 “endangerment” finding, denies petitions

July 29, 2010

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The following is the fact sheet released July 29th by the Environment Protection Agency upholding its finding that CO2 is a gas dangerous to the public health.  Attacks on EPA’s finding were based on the so-called “climategate” e-mails and various right-wing conspiracy theories. Fact Sheet:  EPA’s Denial of Petitions to Reconsider EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Endangerment […]

Some Highlights: NOAA State of the Climate Report, 2009

July 29, 2010

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The year 2009 began with a declining La Niña and ended with a strengthening El Niño, which first developed in June. By December, sea surface temperatures were more than 2.0°C above average over large parts of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific.  The transition from La Niña to El Niño strongly influenced many climate conditions, […]

Ten indicators that the world is warming: NOAA report

July 28, 2010

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“The IPCC conclusion (Alley et al. 2007) that “warming of the climate system is unequivocal” does not rest solely upon [land surface air temperature] records.  These constitute only one line of evidence among many, for example: uptake of heat by the oceans, melting of land ice such as glaciers, the associated rise in sea level, […]

WRI report: Despite failure of cap & trade, US could still fight climate change

July 26, 2010

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The World Resources Institute (WRI) just released a report that says, despite the recent failure of the cap-and-trade bill in the Senate, it is still possible for the US federal and state governments to create substantial reductions in carbon emissions by using and rigorously applying existing legal frameworks. The goal stated by President Obama of […]

The Cut & Paste World of Andrew Breitbart

July 26, 2010

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Update 1 March 2012:   Recently deceased.  Hero? Not so much. Cut and paste is easy.  Anyone can do it.  A little cut and paste and you make remake Queen Latifah into the Queen of England. And I’m sure Liz wouldn’t mind a day off.  (Go shopping.  Take in a show.) But cut and paste […]

Legends of Myself 4

July 24, 2010

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Continued from Legends of Myself 3 4. A Prehistory of My Father, Part 1: The Clan Katzenjammer My father grew up in a social milieu common to a time. Early twentieth century Canada, and what that meant. In a social milieu unique to a place. Port Essington, and what that meant. He grew up a half-breed […]

Climate Change Notebook, July 2010

July 22, 2010

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Global warming endangering coral in the Red Sea. Summer sea surface temperatures have remained about 1.5 degrees Celsius above normal in the Red Sea over the last 10 years.  During that time growth of the coral, Diploastrea heliopora, has declined by 30% and “could cease growing altogether by 2070,” according to a report from the […]