Friday, February 19, 2010

The Hockey Schtick: Satellite Altimetry: Rate of Sea Level Rise Slows to 1.5mm/yr
Expanding on prior posts on sea levels, the rate of sea level rise as measured by satellite altimetry has fallen from 3.2mm/year over the entire satellite records (note 2 different satellites at different times) to a rate of 1.5mm/yr since 2005
Corporate exodus from USCAP hidden away in blog post
Corporations are beginning to pull out of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a major driving force behind "cap and trade" proposals. But The New York Times would prefer that readers not become privy to yet another setback for the environmental movement. When USCAP was formed it earned expansive coverage but news of its possible demise only earns a blog post…

Where is the coverage of corporations that have pulled out of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) after lobbying in favor of anti-emissions regulations? The three year old pressure group was heralded and celebrated for its efforts in the New York Times when it first came together. But now that it is contracting, USCAP is suddenly less news worthy.
Denial not just for the deniers
Most people would not be surprised if told there was a leftist bias in political science or English faculties, but a 2005 study by academics Stanley Rothman, S. Robert Lichter, and Neil Nevitte found that "three out of four biologists and computer scientists now place themselves to the left of center, as do about two thirds of mathematicians, chemists, and physicists." Indeed, among physicists, the study found that self-described Democrats outnumbered Republicans in American universities by more than ten to one!

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