Category Archives: Education

The trouble with plastic waste

Originally posted on daryanenergyblog:
Figure 1: The great Pacific Garbage patch [Phys.org, 2018] With large garbage patches of plastic growing in the oceans, the ecological impact of our oil addiction is now a major crisis. And it’s also starting to…

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How to ensure that your blog lives forever

I made a mistake a few weeks ago. I need to back up a bit and explain something. I hate advertising. I think it’s the devil’s own backyard. Don’t get me wrong: There’s nothing wrong with hawking one’s wares; if … Continue reading

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Human Population Through Time

It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion — and only 200 years to reach 7 billion.

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Bacteria in Bottles – an example of Exponential Growth

Professor Albert Bartlett famously said: The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. A short while ago I published a wibblette that tried to explain the exponential function. Dr Bob Rich added a … Continue reading

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“If you Ignore the recent Warming, There’s Been No warming”: Deniers Go Full Arm-Wave on Hansen’s 1988 Predictions

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
There’s been a flurry of climate denial activity coinciding with the 30 anniversary of James Hansen’s uncannily accurate testimony to congress on climate change, June 23, 1988.  If you have not…

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Bite size climate science: the persuaders

Climate science isn’t rocket science, but it is still complex, and complicated further by the misinformation spread by the Merchants of Doubt and their groupies, as well as those who have been persuaded by their underhand tactics over the years. … Continue reading

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A marble: floating in the middle of nothing

The Long Slow Goodbye Our world is dying. We are killing it. We pride ourselves on our adaptability, Yet we are locked in an anachronistic worldview: One that deludes us into believing That what once was will ever be. It’s … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Mother of Global Warming

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
University of California at Santa Barbara: By all rights, Eunice Newton Foote should be a household name. More than a century and a half ago, Foote was part of one of…

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Climate Change Elevator Pitch: Eric Rignot

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
? One of my favorite little series, sparked by an idea from John Cook. Along with John I interviewed scientists at the 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco.…

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Will the plastics industry be the next target of the merchants of doubt?

A riddle for you: What has three words, eight letters and one meaning? My blog following now stands at 381. This number is special to me because it says 3-8-1, and to me that says “I love you”. I do … Continue reading

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