Thursday, January 31, 2013

Study finds leafy green vegetables top source of food poisoning; more deaths tied to poultry |
About 1 in 5 illnesses were linked to leafy green vegetables — more than any other type of food. And nearly half of all food poisonings were attributed to produce in general, when illnesses from other fruits and vegetables were added in.
- Bishop Hill blog - A new hockey team paper
There are lots of familiar names behind this new paper in JAMS - Rutherford, Mann, Wahl and Ammann. It seems that their infilling RegEm methodology has received some criticism. Apparently though, it "doesn't matter".
NSW, Queensland Premiers Wrong on Climate Change: Milne
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell and his Queensland counterpart Campbell Newman are exposing communities to greater risk from extreme weather because of their refusal to accept climate change, according to Greens leader Senator Christine Milne.

Senator Milne's comments follow a testy response by Mr O'Farrell at a media event on Tuesday when the Premier was asked about climate change and the floods.

“Let's not turn this near disaster, this episode that has damaged so many properties and other things, farm properties and other things, into some politically correct debate about climate change,” he said. “Give me a break.”
Global increase in record-breaking monthly-mean temperatures - Online First - Springer
Here we show that, worldwide, the number of local record-breaking monthly temperature extremes is now on average five times larger than expected in a climate with no long-term warming. This implies that on average there is an 80 % chance that a new monthly heat record is due to [anthropogenic?] climatic change.

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