Suppose there’s a planet called Dog’s Bollocks and the aliens on Dog’s Bollocks have been using something called pumpkin for all their energy needs. But pumpkin has several problems. One: it’s running out. There’s … Continue reading Pumpkin and the Dog’s Bollocks
Australian scientists have paid for a full page advertisement in a Queensland newspaper – The Courier Mail – because they felt the newspaper was not covering the coral bleaching of The … Continue reading Scientists paying for advertisements to get message across
I enjoyed watching this video interview with Professor Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Research in Manchester (Thanks to Manchester Climate Monthly). It’s about the recent Paris climate … Continue reading Interview with Professor Kevin Anderson – part 1
A commenter on the …andThenTheresPhysics blog has shared a terrific excerpt from a 100-year-old science book by Huxley and Gregory he found in his attic. It’s about the greenhouse effect … Continue reading The age of science denial
Elizabeth’s kindy teacher said she heard Elizabeth mention the words “climate change” earlier this week. She thought this was an odd thing for a four-year-old to be talking about so … Continue reading A four-year-old on climate change
There’s a new climate movie out called 2 Degrees which follows the failure of the UN climate negotiations while finding hope in the communities at the bottom (h/t HotTopic). You can watch … Continue reading 2 Degrees
I’ve finally finished reading Recursive Fury: a paper which studied blog comments written in response to the publication of NASA faked the moon landing-therefore (climate) science is a hoax. I’m not going … Continue reading It’s a conspiracy!
I’ve just seen a tweet of Bjorn Lomborg’s from the other day (yes, I’m a couple of days behind) on the cost of climate change versus the costs of mitigation. Here it … Continue reading Bjorn Lomborg economics
Ok, so we’re not really all going to die – not yet anyway – but the IPCC did release Part II of report number 5 last week and there’s lots … Continue reading So this is it, we’re all going to die
I saw this video on New Anthropocene recently and think it’s worth sharing. It is mostly about climate change but also science more broadly and why people don’t always trust … Continue reading Can we trust scientists?
I’ve just found this great interview with Richard Alley, a glaciologist at Pennsylvania State University, and he is a delight to listen to. If I were making a movie about … Continue reading What we know
There’s not really any good resource on the web for how to moderate blogs; at least, not that I can find and I have looked. But I have come to … Continue reading Another post on blog moderation
I’m not going to answer this question because I can’t but you can help to answer another question which is has climate change made extremely wet winters like the last … Continue reading Is climate change responsible for recent flooding in the UK?
I love science fiction as a genre. A little while ago I read a very old science fiction novel – written in 1938 – by John W. Campbell called Who … Continue reading Giant parasitic viruses
I’ve just watched a good video on the andthentheresphysics blog about climate change that begs to be shared. It’s called Expecting the Unexpected and features scientists discussing the possibility of … Continue reading Abrupt climate change
I’ve just had an amazing morning on twitter. I woke up to a tweet from someone basically saying that because I don’t pay the annual TV licence fee in the … Continue reading Hypocrites, climate change, tragedies and solutions
I have finally got around to writing my letter to the BBC to complain about their coverage of climate change. Here it is below for all to read. If anyone … Continue reading An open letter to the BBC
Daniel’s recent battle with a Thai monkey got me thinking about vaccinations. He has had all of his rabies vaccinations now but it was quite a detailed process with lots … Continue reading The denial of science
I can’t resist writing about this because it’s jaw-dropping stuff for me. Dr Roy Spencer, a research scientist at the University of Alabama and a climate science contrarian, has written … Continue reading The extraordinary words of Dr Roy Spencer
There’s a recent paper which is predicting a 75% chance of El Niño conditions returning late 2014. Should we be worried? I think so. The last major El Niño event was … Continue reading Possible return to El Niño?