Posts tagged “Climate change”

While you’re waiting for the bus

Why are so many women-in-science events actually about leaving science and having babies? Good science journalism can help scientists get their work done. The oldest pine cone ever found. The president of the World Bank editorializes about the need for climate change mitigation. The IEA tells us how to fix climate change, or at least […]

What motivates that crazy activist?

Friends and family (but mostly family) have called me alarmist for the way I talk about climate change. They think people like Tim DeChristopher, who’s in prison for an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, are absolutely nuts. But consider this conversation DeChristopher had with IPCC author Terry Root at one of her presentations:  I went […]

Figures Don’t Lie, but Liars Figure

When I began trying to convince my aunt that climate change is a very real, very risky, and human caused phenomenon, she sent me a list of questions she had about climate change. I answered all of her questions carefully and thoughtfully using scientific evidence and clear figures. After I finished the last post and […]

Figures Lie and Liars Figure – Under Water

If you’re new here, you might want to read the previous Figures Lie and Liars Figure posts, a public conversation on climate change between my skeptical aunt and myself. My aunt’s last question about this EPA slideshow on climate change indicators is about extreme rainfall events.  The slideshow tells us that In recent years, a […]

Figures Lie and Liars Figure: Heat Waves on the Rise

Image via Wikipedia If you’re new here, you might want to read the previous Figures Lie and Liars Figure posts, a public conversation on climate change between my skeptical aunt and myself. ********* Heat, ma’am! it was so dreadful here, that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh […]

What I’ve Noticed

Another reason not to use PayPal: they froze the WikiLeaks account. Natural disasters are pretty expensive for insurance companies. With climate change, you can bet your premium is going to go up faster and faster. And so is the cost of food. Yes, rich people are paying more in taxes. Because they’re getting richer. What […]