Monthly Archives: November 2008

Academy Award for Special Visual Effects Goes to … Al Gore

“The science is in” Al Gore likes to say. A few flat-Earthers continue to raise a bit of a ruckus, but all the “good” scientists agree: We’re in deep do-do. Well, if the science is that undeniable, then why would … Continue reading

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Where Are We Headed?

Here in Austin on the day before Thanksgiving, it’s 50 degrees and cloudy at 8:30 in the morning. In Alert, Canada, it’s -9 and clear. Fort Yukon, Alaska, has -13 with overcast skies. There’s light snow in St. Petersburg, Russia, … Continue reading

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Crystal Clear Morning

It froze at the airport this morning. The temperature was in the upper 30s as the Sun started lighting the treetops across the street from where I live. With the Urban Heat Island effect, we’re typically a few degrees warmer … Continue reading

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Frightened to death?

What if spending trillions of dollars to solve the imaginary problem of humankind’s distortion of Earth’s climate will prevent us from transitioning to clean sources of power without inducing foot shortages? If the Sun drives climate, and was responsible for 90 percent of the warming in the 20th century, and we’re entering a deep solar minimum, should that affect how we allocate resources? Is cap-and-trade’s freezing of socio-economic disparities between the First World and the Third World really the moral high ground? Continue reading

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Record cold in the East, situation excellent

At my house this morning, it’s about as autumnal as it gets, to the extent that the weather has changed again. Whereas we had very cold, very dry air over us for about 48 hours, a warm front passed overhead … Continue reading

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Not ready to say goodbye to winter

The coldest place in the United States the morning after I started the new blog was Ambler, Alaska, where the temperature was -36 Fahrenheit. This evening, at 5:49 p.m. local time, the temperature was a balmy -24. According to Weather … Continue reading

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Rustling Leaves and a Jumpy Texas Wind

As mankind argues over a climate tipping point, the wonders of nature keep unfolding. Fall is gorgeous! Continue reading

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