Category Archives: Education

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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How Wolves Change Rivers

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent for nearly 70 years, the most remarkable ‘trophic cascade’ occurred. In this short film, George Monbiot explains what a trophic cascade is, and how wolves do actually change rivers. Continue reading

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Understanding the exponential function

Professor Albert Bartlett famously said: The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. One of the reasons that this is a ‘shortcoming’ is simply that the term ‘exponential function‘ is obscure to many. … Continue reading

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Climbing the Ladder of Awareness

Just so there can be no doubt, the following are not my words, they belong to Paul Chefurka. I reproduce them here because I believe they are insightful and worth repeating. Climbing the Ladder of Awareness by Paul Chefurka http://www.paulchefurka.ca/LadderOfAwareness.htmlContinue reading

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World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice

Following on from that, I present this, from here, courtesy of Sir Charles: please read. Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1700 independent scientists, including the majority of living Nobel laureates in the sciences, penned … Continue reading

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The dark side of the moon

This short wibblette is especially for Sue of Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary, who wondered recently “What is on the dark side of the Moon?”. “There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact, it’s all dark.” — Pink Floyd, … Continue reading

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When life began there were no Baily’s beads

This is the last (currently) of some articles I intended as a connected series. If you have the time, you may appreciate visiting the others first (assuming you haven’t already): We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself … Continue reading

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