Daily Archives: September 4, 2010

How Fast Is Sea Level Rising?

http://www.monbiot.com/archives/2007/07/03/a-sudden-change-of-state/ The IPCC predicts that sea levels could rise by as much as 59cm this century(2). Hansen’s  paper argues that the slow melting of ice sheets the panel expects doesn’t fit the data. The geological record suggests that ice at … Continue reading

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What if He Were a Different Religion?

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A well-known Australian Muslim cleric has called for the beheading of Dutch anti-Islamic politician Geert Wilders, a newspaper said on Friday. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100903/wl_nm/us_dutch_wilders Any one of the rest of us would be arrested for soliciting murder. Why is … Continue reading

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Clean Air and Water

http://forcechange.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/smog-air-pollution-city.jpg The air and water quality in the US used to be awful. Cities were choked with smog. The plume from the Four Corners Power Plant in New Mexico was the most visible man made feature for Apollo astronauts. The … Continue reading

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NSIDC Normally Bottoms This Week

The clock is ticking. Here are the current standings. Each ring represents 100,000 km² error. Place your bets.

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Defoe Gets His Hat-Trick

Guardian Photo England 4 Bulgaria 0 Unfortunately, the match isn’t shown in the US until later today.

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110 Years Ago – This Week

The 1990 Galveston Hurricane was the deadliest natural disaster to ever strike the US. It came on shore September 8, 1900 and killed somewhere between 6,000 and 12,000 people. http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/bigs/wea00589.jpg The storm surge was 15 feet high, which flooded the … Continue reading

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75 Years Ago This Weekend

The Labor Day, 1935 hurricane was the most intense hurricane to ever make landfall in the US. It came on shore with an unbelievably low atmospheric pressure of 892 mbar (Katrina was 920 mbar.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1935_Labor_Day_hurricane Atmospheric CO2 was 309 ppm … Continue reading

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