Category Archives: Climate

Science in the news

There’s lots of interesting stuff in the news that I’d love to blog about, but just won’t have time to cover (I’m working on an in-depth article and a podcast episode right now, so the rest will have to slide). Anyway, I’ll just recommend the following items as good reading material… Continue reading

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Philosophia Naturalis #15

Welcome to the 15th mostly-monthly installment of the Philosophia Naturalis blog carnival — home of the best blog posts in the natural sciences that you’ll find! There’s all sorts of good reading material for you to choose from, so let’s get right to business…

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Episode 14 — Hybrid Cars

If you’re like many people, you’d like to help do something about climate change through the choices you make and the way you live. Celebrities and the mass media (among others) are presenting hybrid vehicles as a big step forward in this regard.

But left out of this rush to technology is any discussion of the fact that not all hybrids are equal. Some are little different from conventional cars, and consume fuel with equal gusto. Others offer dramatic improvements in fuel economy, but may not appear at your local automotive dealer’s showroom floor for years.

What’s a well-intentioned, but budget-minded potential car buyer to do?

Listen in to this episode, and I’ll give you a quick education in hybrid vehicle technologies. You’ll be able to tell series from parallel, and electric from hydraulic with aplomb — and more importantly, understand some of the challenges that lie ahead for this technology, and how to tell when a hybrid vehicle’s price premium makes it a worthwhile investment.

This episode is the first in a series on ways you and I can help fight climate change.

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Casual Friday

Luckily, I don’t wear a hat… Continue reading

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Global climate change — the risk management approach

Here’s another interesting take on climate change — and it doesn’t even require any background in climatology (although around here, you really have no excuse for that):http://view.break.com/381084So, what do you think about this approach? Continue reading

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Blog carnivals du jour

This week’s crop of good sciencey blog carnivals… Continue reading

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Blog carnivals du jour

Today’s a holiday in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean folks don’t want a little “sciencey” reading to go along with their hamburgers and potato salad (and of course, folks in other countries need a break from their daily labors as well). Continue reading

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Everybody loves a carnival…

And you’ve got plenty to choose from this week. Continue reading

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The week in carnivals

As usual, you’ve got a good selection of science-related blog carnivals for your reading pleasure this week… Continue reading

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If only it were this easy

Brewster Rockit: Space Guy deals with global warming Continue reading

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