Saturday, September 14, 2013


Black-backed woodpeckers would face extinction without wildfires | Wonk on the Wildlife
it’s worth remember that fires are healthy and regenerative phenomena in many ecosystems — including those in the West.
Bjorn Lomborg: Don’t blame climate change for extreme weather - The Washington Post
some of the most prominent examples of extreme weather are misleading, and some weather events are becoming less extreme.
Flashback: Public Opinion: Scientists assert there is less weather variability, globally, than most people believe -- Monday, August 5, 2013 --
"General statements about extremes are almost nowhere to be found in the literature but seem to abound in the popular media," [Gavin] Schmidt said. "It's this popular perception that global warming means all extremes have to increase all the time, even though if anyone thinks about that for 10 seconds they realize that's nonsense."

What has managed to avoid attention so far is the decrease in climate variability in the tropics, something scientists have been aware of for a while, according to Francis. "As the world warms up in the future, the tropics are basically going to expand, so the fact that they're becoming less variable, I think, is really a reflection of that," she said.
On Eating Roadkill, the Most Ethical Meat
If an animal is bloated it is still okay generally.
Twitter / DennisJensenMP: I posted 34 photos on Facebook ...

[Lots of graphs here] I posted 34 photos on Facebook in the album "Climate Fact v Fiction"

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