Tag Archives: climate change

Stop Criticizing Fracking and Pipelines

Many of my friends and colleagues often criticize me for refusing to embrace the popular anti-fracking rhetoric — or, as some like to fallaciously describe it — my “pro-fracking stance”. There’s a reason I refuse to condemn fracking, and it’s … Continue reading

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Whoops: How I Accidentally Became a Shill for the Plastics Industry

I usually write about art, only occasionally taking a swing at topics in science and skepticism. But a recent essay attempted to address the way that people perceive global warming and the actions that they take in trying to remediate … Continue reading

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A Quick Example of the Effect of Climate Change

[Writer’s note: Both me and my math checker missed a decimal error – my fear when I wrote this! Thanks to a comment I had to check my calculation again. I will fix the error of inland inundation below.] Because … Continue reading

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Yes, the climate is getting warmer …

If there was any need to state it, yes the climate is getting warmer. One counter argument was that observational data showed that since 1998 the acceleration was getting slower or, according to some interpretations, did even stop. I will … Continue reading

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The end of cooler forests

Let’s face it: climate change is real. If you disagree, then perhaps you are reading the wrong “skeptical” website. In any case, the science behind it is rock solid. I wrote here previously about how sometimes these scientific results show … Continue reading

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Latent Heat of Fusion, Specific Heat, & Climate Change

I want to start by explaining a concept from physics known as latent heat, specifically the latent heat of fusion. Latent heat is the energy involved when materials change their phase, meaning they go from one form of a solid, … Continue reading

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Canada May Sensibly Blow Off Kyoto

No nation concerned with the science of climate change should have ever given the Kyoto Protocol the time of day. Most of them did, and signed and ratified this plan to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of wealthy nations, while … Continue reading

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I, Global Warming Skeptic

I am a global warming skeptic. Politically, I land somewhere in the libertarian/conservative camp. If liberal still meant what it did 60 years ago I’d probably be one of those. Whatever my label, I am not a progressive/socialist kind of guy. … Continue reading

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