Freeman Dyson says he doesn’t want his legacy to be defined by climate change, but his dissension from the orthodoxy of global warming is significant because of his stature and his devotion to the integrity of science. Read more here. … [Read more...] about NYT Interviews Freeman Dyson
Archives for April 2009
A society will only be able to benefit from science if it can sustain a sceptical outlook as part of its inherent cultural fabric. Janet Barlow. … [Read more...] about The Importance of Sceptism
The sunspot cycle is behaving a little like the stock market. Just when you think it has hit bottom, it goes even lower. Read more here. … [Read more...] about Deep Solar Minimum
ACCORDING to the international panel on climate change (IPCC) any direct temperature rise from increasing carbon dioxide levels is greatly amplified by positive feedback from water vapour. As the theory goes, rising carbon dioxide levels from human … [Read more...] about A Reality Check on the Role of Water Vapour in Climate Change: A Note from Michael Hammer
ECOLOGISTS in Australia have discovered that cane toads are susceptible to being killed and eaten by meat ants – and much more susceptible to the ants than are native Australian frogs. They claim that their research – published in the British … [Read more...] about Native Ants Kill Cane Toads
According to a new study, about 70% of the recent warming trend in the Atlantic Ocean is from reduced numbers of dust storms and volcanic eruptions. Other factors, such as a warming of the global climate, contribute only about 30% to the upward … [Read more...] about No Dust, Warms Atlantic Ocean?