Archive | April, 2012

“Climategate” The Movie

ATI’s Freedom of Information lawsuit on behalf of Virginia taxpayers is headed to the Virginia Supreme Court. This video gives the context and a brief history of Climategate and its relation to Michael Mann while at the University of Virginia.

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Ron Paul Wins Minnesota!

Minnesota has 40 Delegates going to the National Convention 27 of which are already been selected: 3 Super Delegates, 20 for Ron Paul, 2 for Santorum, 1 for Romney and 1 for Gingrich. Even if another candidate manages to win all 13 slots at the State Convention he won’t be able to match Ron Paul’s […]

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Twice as many emperor penguins as thought

(Apr. 13, 2012) — A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than previously thought. The results provide an important benchmark for monitoring the impact of environmental change on the population of this iconic bird, which breeds in remote areas that are very difficult to study […]

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Healthy polar bear count confounds doomsayers

The number of bears along the western shore of Hudson Bay, believed to be among the most threatened bear subpopulations, stands at 1,013 and could be even higher, according to the results of an aerial survey released Wednesday by the Government of Nunavut. That’s 66 per cent higher than estimates by other researchers who forecasted […]

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Planet under Pressure conference

The declaration opens: “Research now demonstrates that the continued functioning of the Earth system as it has supported the well-being of human civilization in recent centuries is at risk.” It states that consensus is growing that we have driven the planet into a new epoch, the Anthropocene, where many planetary-scale processes are dominated by human […]

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Global warming began in oceans 135 years ago, suggests study

Roemmich and his colleagues compared Challenger temperatures with data from the modern-day Argo project, which uses 3,500 free-drifting floats to measure the temperature and salinity, or salt content, of the world’s oceans every 10 days. The comparison showed a 1.1-degree Fahrenheit (0.59-degree Celsius) temperature increase at the ocean’s surface over the last 135 years, a […]

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