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Mark Cochrane: Climate Change, Revisited

The latest on what science has to say
Sunday, November 27, 2016, 5:27 PM

Mark Cochrane, Professor and Senior Research Scientist at the Geospatial Science Center of Excellence at South Dakota State University, returns to the podcast after a year and a half to update us on what the latest science has to tell us on the (often controversial) topic of climate change.

Mark has been researching the climate for over 20 years, and among his many other accomplishments, moderates what we believe to be the most level-headed, open-minded and data-centric discussion forum on climate change available on the Internet today.

In this week's podcast, Mark updates us on the latest empirical data, separates out what science can and cannot prove today regarding climate change, and provides clarity into closely-related but less well-understood issues, such as ocean acidification. » Read more


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Ocean Acidification: An Ecological Nightmare

A far as global crises go, it's a doozy
Monday, April 13, 2015, 9:10 PM

The oceans are facing numerous difficulties including pollution (especially from farm run off), over-fishing, and dragnet methods that ruin innumerable other things besides the targeted catch -- but all of that pales in comparison to the problem of ocean acidification. » Read more


The Obama Administration's Natural Gas Policy Is Tragically Misguided

Waste that will haunt future generations
Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:26 PM

The Obama administration has come out in support of the idea of exporting U.S. natural gas.  This stance is counterproductive, short-sighted, and if followed will prove harmful to domestic manufacturing (i.e., value generation) not just now, but for future generations of Americans.

While exporting natural gas would certainly prove to be an economic boon for a very select minority of companies and individuals, it makes no sense from an energy standpoint and undermines our national interests. All it will do is enrich a few, while boosting prices for all domestic consumers and shortchanging the energy and environmental inheritance we pass along to our children. » Read more

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Daily Digest 4/19 - Chevron Defies CA Carbon Emissions, Why Boston’s Hospitals Were Ready

Friday, April 19, 2013, 10:26 AM
  • Expert: HFT Has Gamed the System - There’s No Room for Traders Anymore
  • Score: Banksters Two, Gold & Silver Zero 
  • Why Boston’s Hospitals Were Ready
  • U.S. banks issue mortgage rebate cheques that bounced
  • Full List of Bankers at White House Meeting Thursday
  • The Euro Legacy: In Greece, Children Pick Through Trash Cans For Food
  • Spain's Recession Forces Breeders To Send 70,000 Purebred Horses To Slaughterhouse in 2012
  • The Biomass Power Plant that Runs on Single Malt Whiskey
  • Engineers use brain cells to power smart grid
  • Chevron Defies California On Carbon Emissions
  • Fascinating Account Of Two Families Living Off The Grid For Two Decades

Los felicito, acaban de llegar al último de los capítulos del Crash Course dedicados a la acumulación de datos. Los dos capítulos restantes estarán dedicados a resúmenes y conclusiones.

Permítanme empezar diciendo que no voy a hablar del calentamiento global. En vez de ello, quiero centrarme en inquietudes más mundanas, menos complicadas y, con toda seguridad, mucho más inmediatas.

El objetivo principal del Crash Course consiste en mostrarles la discordancia existente entre un sistema monetario exponencial, que impone un credo de crecimiento constante, y el hecho incuestionable de que vivimos en un planeta esférico. En este capítulo, algunos de ustedes se van a quedar sorprendidos cuando sepan que nuestro planeta es muchísimo más pequeño de lo que creían.

Esta curva explica por qué. Es una curva poblacional.