Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Past climate change reduced lemur population in Madagascar
Climate change that took place 4,000-10,000 years ago may have contributed to the endangered status of one of Madagascar's rarest lemurs by reducing the extent of its habitat, argues a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences.
Melting the World's Biggest Ice Cube - NPR's "Science" Friday
Antarctica has 90 percent of the world's ice--and it's melting. Ice sheet guru Bob Bindschadler talks about climate change in Antarctica, and rising sea levels across the globe.
Climate policy will stay a mystery until the silent specialists join the debate
For example, if I give you two numbers, 10 billion and 0.0038 and say the first is a cost and the second is a benefit, then you would say (justifiably), ''that looks too small.'' If I gave you the numbers 0.0038 and 0.02 and said we can get to the first with 8 years' effort and the second with 38 years' effort, then you might say ''that's not too bad.'' This is called the contrast effect as is used all the time to frame messages.
Twitter / RichardTol: Paper claims 1980-2005 is ...
Paper claims 1980-2005 is 35 years. Authors don't notice error, proofreaders don't, referees don't, editor doesn't.
Beware retailers that blame the weather - Telegraph
Euler Hermes said it had noticed a trend for retailers citing the heavy rain and snow for poor first-quarter sales this year when “more worrying structural issues” might be to blame.

No comments: