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Where we share information on climatology and the changing Earth's climate.

With of course a special thought for deniers and those who would profit from denial.

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A snip for the planet

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris May 2. 18 Replies

Blokes, it's time to man-up and face the snip - the future of the planet could well depend upon your decision, argues Dr Paul Willis who is the director of …Continue

Tags: consumption., resource, global, contraception, Vasectomy

Off Shore Wind Farms an Unforeseen Bonus

Started by Davy. Last reply by Lester Unega Waya Apr 3, 2014. 5 Replies

Off Shore Wind Farms an Unforeseen BonusOffshore wind turbines like those being planned off the East Coast could one day do double duty for residents, according to a new study.Scientists at the…Continue

Tags: electricity, generation, turbine, force, farm

Not just the Koch brothers: New study reveals funders behind the climate change denial effort

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris Jan 12, 2014. 3 Replies

A new study conducted by Drexel University's environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD,exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change counter-movement.…Continue

Tags: denial, Climate

NASA: Climate Change Evidence

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Comment by Chris on April 11, 2015 at 4:35pm

In California some well heads are 20 feet above the ground because of subsidization.

Almond farmers are being picked on - in the mean time home owners are watering their lawns every couple of days and putting "Scots" fertilizer on it - to kill dandelions and enhance their putting green.

Comment by Chris on April 11, 2015 at 4:28pm

Even worse  is turf (artificial) grass which bring in leaf blowers - to keep up the image.

Comment by Chris on April 11, 2015 at 4:22pm

There is no such thing as common sense.

California should ban watering lawns.

Comment by Lester Unega Waya on April 10, 2015 at 12:30pm

Neal.

Put another way, common sense went out the window.

Comment by Neal on April 10, 2015 at 11:23am

Lester.

California has put a lot of money into factory farms, and that is a pretty sloppy way to handle natural resources. 

Comment by Lester Unega Waya on April 7, 2015 at 7:40am

Neal.

For a start, the state should impose a hose pipe/sprinkler ban. They do here if we have a dry summer.

Comment by Neal on April 6, 2015 at 4:13pm

Crazy. We do nothing, just continue with business as normal. 

Comment by Chris on April 5, 2015 at 9:13pm
Comment by Neal on April 4, 2015 at 2:10pm

An Open Letter to Museums from Members of the Scientific Community
March 24, 2015

To sign the letter please email info [at] thenaturalhistorymuseum.org with your full name, scientific credentials, and affiliation (past or present) as you’d like it listed.

To Museums of Science and Natural History:

As members of the scientific community we devote our lives to understanding the world, and sharing this understanding with the public. We are deeply concerned by the links between museums of science and natural history with those who profit from fossil fuels or fund lobby groups that misrepresent climate science.

Museums are trusted sources of scientific information, some of our most important resources for educating children and shaping public understanding.

The Code of Ethics for Museums, adopted in 1991 by the Board of Directors of the American Alliance of Museums, states:

“It is incumbent on museums to be resources for humankind and in all their activities to foster an informed appreciation of the rich and diverse world we have inherited. It is also incumbent upon them to preserve that inheritance for posterity.”

“Museums are grounded in the tradition of public service. They are organized as public trusts, holding their collections and information as a benefit for those they were established to serve…Museums and those responsible for them must do more than avoid legal liability, they must take affirmative steps to maintain their integrity so as to warrant public confidence. They must act not only legally but also ethically.”

We are concerned that the integrity of these institutions is compromised by association with special interests who obfuscate climate science, fight environmental regulation, oppose clean energy legislation, and seek to ease limits on industrial pollution.

TheNaturalHistoryMuseum.org

Comment by Neal on April 4, 2015 at 2:06pm

Petition to keep the Kochs from influencing science; climate science deniers should not be involved. 

Koch can manipulate the presentation of science directly as a major donor, exhibit sponsor and board of directors trustee at the Smithsonian and American Museum of Natural History.

Petition here.

 

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