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Just found this article by Carl Zimmer, who is always worth reading, but especially in this case:

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This article published yesterday in the Daily Beast, by Clive Irving, is in MHO excellent and well-worth reading, especially if you watched the Chernobyl series on HBO, especially

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This chart is from an interesting research document from the OECD, China's Progress Towards Green Growth: An International Perspective, October 2018. It shows that China has about twice the environmental taxes than do

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In 1988 a question on climate change was presented to Dan Quayle and Lloyd Benson at their vice-presidential debate, by a smart reporter, Jon Margolis:Lloyd Benson (a Democrat from Texas, no less) shows he has at least some handle on

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I found the following graph on Wikipedia, when I looked up solar luminosity.

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Not something you see every day -- a river of melted permafrost:

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Michael Mann Wins a Court Case

Michael Mann and the The Frontier Centre for Public Policy Inc. have settled their case in the Canadian Supreme Court, with the Frontier Centre issuing a retraction & apology:

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From Quartz, about a month ago:In March 2019, renewables generated more electricity thancoal for the first time in US history.Quartz gives the chart below, bu

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Too good not to blog:The @NWSSanDiego reports that the large echo showing up on radar in Southern California last night was actually a cloud of ladybugs about 80 miles by 80 miles in size

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Here's a little chart I whipped up for the number of US jobs per unit energy for the major types of energy source*:

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https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/climate%20change%20denier

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So I've been thinking more about how to calculate the 1-year moving average (MA) of daily data, which is complicated by leap years. Any opinions on this?1-yr MA = [3*(365-day MA) + 1*(366-day MA)]/4

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"Now we have a president who claims that wind turbines cause cancer. He's wrong -- they cause jobs."- Jay Inslee, today on NPR (National Public Radio)

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After my post yesterday on Murray Gell-Mann, I started thinking about who are the top ten theoretical physicists of the 20th century. I've seen lists, but I wanted to come up with my own list without consulting them. Here is mine, in rough chro

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Murray Gell-Mann, RIP

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Al Franken refers to Michael Mann “the Meryl Streep of climatologists.”Germany

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Here's the latest climate film from Leonardo DiCaprio et al, Ice on Fire. I don't know. I don't want to be pessimistic just for the sake of being a devil's advocate (or worse), which I can be prone to do. There is clearly go

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Here is global sea ice extent's year-to-date average as of May 25th:

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I don't have a problem using the word "denier" to describe those who deny the science physics. But Eli Rabett has hit on the best response to their whinging that they're being compared to Holocaust deniers (when they aren't; the word "denier" had a perfectly appropriate definition before the Holocaust

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Median household income has declined 9% since its peak, and unlike the US as a whole, is not recovering. 

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I found this photo a while ago, and it's been sitting on my hard drive awaiting something.I find the face of the pig on the right to be very intelligent (I guess) and definitely haunting. He seems knowing, and miserable, fully aware of his plight.

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Once a month I try to look at the data on national health care expenditures from the Altarum Institute, who keep track of these things.There might be a bit of progress relative to Gross Domestic Product.

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Something I didn't realize until I read it on Twitter is that average precipitation for the continental US over the last 12 months is at a record high:

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Since some of you are discussing natural vs manmade warming in the comments, I whipped up this little chart that shows how much warming has occurred, when.

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Today NASA GISS published their temperature measurements for April. I've been following them for a long time, and lately every month now I'm struck by how high they're getting. A temperature 1°C above the 1951-1980 baseline used to be almost unthinkable. N

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This isn't new, but it bears highlighting yet again: an article on ThinkProgress gives this chart from an

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This is to prove a point to the right wing talk show host Lars Larson and his acolytes, who say Eugene, Oregon is cooling. It isn't (first graph), and none of the sta

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Source: InsideEV. Note the consistent uptike in December sales. Purchases to get a tax credit, I presume.

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