Category: "Science, Environment, & Climate"

Articles about the real inconvenient truth

As I am spending hours and hours trying to plow my driveway during this blizzard, I haven't had time to write one of my usual excellent and incisive articles. Instead, let me refer to you to a reading list kindly provided by reader Bob M. of articles… more »

Leave it to the Japanese to find an incredible animal...and kill it

Giant squid caught on video by Japanese scientists story: pictures: When I can find a link to the video footage,… more »

Climate change: It's not us, it's the cows

Straight from the homeland of global warming alarmism and it’s worrier-in-chief, Tony Blair, come two interesting pieces of information about climate change…both of which are likely to be ignored by mainstream media in America because they do not jibe… more »

Big Brother comes to a restaurant near you

NY City has just passed a ban on the use of trans-fats in restaurants and food preparation in the city. By July 2007, no trans-fats will be allowed in "normal" frying and shortening, and by July 2008 trans-fats must be gone from baking and deep-frying.… more »

Supreme Court to hear CO2 case today

Today (11/29/06) the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Massachusetts v. EPA in which over 25 plaintiffs, including a dozen states, are suing the EPA. There are two fairly straight-forward questions at issue: 1) Does the EPA have… more »

And I thought Chicago was cold....

Thanks again to Christopher for this one: Cold set to snap city record (Calgary Sun, 11/28) more »

Will modern science bring Thanksgiving to developing nations?

see "Breakthrough in genetics sows better wheat seed" (SF Chronicle, 11/24/06) After cloning a gene from wild Israeli wheat into strains of modern American wheat, scientists have… more »

US and Australia correct to scorn greenhouse tax

re "US pours scorn on international greenhouse tax proposal" Sydney Morning Herald, 11/20/06 To the Editors: The US and… more »

2006 hurricane season far milder than predictions

In April, two respected climatologists at Colorado State University, Philip Klotzbach and William Gray, released their 2006 hurricane forecast in which they called for "another very active Atlantic basin tropical cyclone season in 2006. Landfall… more »

Scientific American or Political American?

This letter was sent to the editors of Scientific American by my Friend who is known on this blog as The Freak. Gentlemen, On a recent flight, Lufthansa provided me a copy of your September 2006 special issue focused on global warming. It was a… more »