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Book Review: Global Weirdness

By at September 7, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Book Review: Global Weirdness

Here we are in hurricane season on the U.S. East Coast. Issac is done with New Orleans and it appears the city survived, though not without injury. Some weather forecasters have said we are likely to have fewer, but more powerful, hurricanes this year. Out West, the ground seemed to be burning. Rivers and oceans […]

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Riding the Metro – A Lesson in Efficient Cooling

By at March 2, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Riding the Metro – A Lesson in Efficient Cooling

I don’t know whether it’s global warming, climate change, or as my spouse chooses to believe, the snow thrower we bought last year, when we thought more snowy winters to be in the offing. I pulled the machine out of the shed in October, when we had a pretty serious snow – for south-central Pennsylvania. […]

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Putting off repairs may be more expensive, and may be ineffective

By at December 9, 2011 | 7:00 am | 7 Comments

Putting off repairs may be more expensive, and may be ineffective

Like most people, I’ve not paid as much attention to the climate change discussion as I probably should have. Past life experiences have given me an understanding of what could happen, and likely will happen, but immediacy somehow escaped me. But I have done some studying, and while it has not made me an expert, […]

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Freak Snow Storm: Proof of Global Warming?

By at November 9, 2011 | 8:14 am | 7 Comments

Freak Snow Storm: Proof of Global Warming?

Global climate change, caused exclusively by humans and especially Western democracies, has been a cornerstone article of faith among the most outspoken environmental advocates. No matter what the weather is, it’s always too extreme, too variable, too much of an outlier for the activists. Wild and even moderate swings in weather are proof of global […]

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Book review: Tropic of Chaos

By at November 4, 2011 | 11:02 am | 4 Comments

Book review: Tropic of Chaos

soft mesh of shade upon his body. He wore a silver earring and khaki shorts and lay on his side with his arm twisted awkwardly beneath him. The left side of Ekaru’s forehead was gone, blown away by the exit of a bullet. His blood formed a greasy, black slick on the desert floor. His […]

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A few thoughts on climate change (or global warming by any other name)

By at September 12, 2011 | 10:17 am | 3 Comments

A few thoughts on climate change (or global warming by any other name)

Texas Governor and U.S. presidential candidate Rick Perry Wednesday night reaffirmed his disclaimer of human contribution to global warming – or climate change, or whatever we want to call the global increase in temperature and storms. “The science is not settled on this,” Perry said, later noting, “Galileo got outvoted for a spell.” It is […]

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