Weakening Sun would hardly slow global warming

Press release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research: 03/10/2010 Weakening Sun would hardly slow global warming A new Grand Minimum of solar activity would decrease the rise of global mean temperature caused by human greenhouse gas emissions only marginally. A new modelling study by researchers of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, published online today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, finds a temperature offset of … Read more Weakening Sun would hardly slow global warming

The Medea Hypothesis

This week’s New Scientist leads with an interesting piece that is critical of the well-known “Gaia hypothesis” & proposes that life may not be a self-correcting positive feed back system at all. Below the opening paragraphs, or read full article. 17 June 2009 by Peter Ward THE twin Viking landers that defied the odds to land on Mars in 1976 and 1977 had one primary goal: to find life. … Read more The Medea Hypothesis

Obama Nominates Superfund Polluter Lawyer To Run DOJ Environment Division

The below just in via the ThinkProgess site, & with the dismal news of the democratic majority voting to neuter environmental lesgislation, looks like its business as usual in D.C. GM cleanup of the Bedford Superfund site. President Barack Obama has nominated a lawyer for the nation’s largest toxic polluters to run the enforcement of the nation’s environmental laws. On Tuesday, Obama “announced his intent to nominate” Ignacia S. Moreno … Read more Obama Nominates Superfund Polluter Lawyer To Run DOJ Environment Division