Dynamism is a new label for a new political philosophy, a philosophy that Virginia Postrel explains in her 1998 book, 'The Future and Its Enemies - The Growing Conflict over Creativity, Enterprise and Progress', has given us greater wealth, … [Read more...] about Why I am a Dynamist (Part 2)
Archives for February 11, 2008
A new study suggests that some coral reefs could be protected from bleaching by a natural 'ocean thermostat' that regulates sea surface temperatures in the western pacific warm pool. The paper was published in GRL on 9th February: GEOPHYSICAL … [Read more...] about ‘Ocean Thermostat’ Could Protect Some Coral Reefs
About 250 million year ago, during the late Permian the world’s oceans stagnated causing a huge and lethal build up of hydrogen sulphide produced by anaerobic bacteria. Up to 95 percent of marine species and 85 percent of those on the land went … [Read more...] about Mass Extinctions from Mass Poisonings?
Mainstream media , Reuters and Norwegian paper Aftenposten, have reported the Norwegian whaling quota this season will be the same as for the previous 3 years, 1052 minke whales. “ We set quotas not according to what is likely to be caught , but … [Read more...] about Norwegian Whaling Quota Unchanged for 2008: A Note from Ann Novek