Tag Archives: Climate Change

North to Alaska and Earth’s Wild Journey Through Space and Time

The always effervescent one and I just returned from a memorable trip to Alaska via British Columbia and the Inside Passage. We traveled by plane, train, and automobile, but also by cruise ship, over a period of 19 days seeing … Continue reading

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Damn the Inconvenient Science

The recent commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy by the President was remarkable for many reasons.  At a time when so many difficult international challenges cause concern for our national security, why would he choose to focus on climate … Continue reading

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Faulty Assumptions and Illogical Reasoning

Editorial writers often present arguments based upon false assumptions. When this is followed by illogical reasoning, the result may be amusing, frustrating, or both. This, of course, depends entirely upon the perspectives and psychopathologies of the readers and whether they … Continue reading

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The Debate is Settled

Bets get settled, debates are won or lost, and facts can be stubborn things.  Science, on the other hand, helps us to better understand or to become enlightened by learning something new. Are we ever finished learning?  Do we ever know everything?  … Continue reading

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About Oceans

Fear is a strong motivator.  We’re wired that way. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is justified in his fear of rising sea levels and he wants to do something about it.  Last June he received the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s (NMSF) Leadership Award … Continue reading

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Choose Your Battles

It was my grandmother who often offered this wise advice.  Unfortunately, advice is easily offered, but not so easily followed.  When emotions hijack us, we’re in no mood for thoughtful consideration. Yesterday, the United States Senate Committee on Environment and … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Deceived

We can be so easily fooled by an illusion or by what someone tells us.  It happens all the time.  in the photograph at the right, it appears that I’m leaning on a large cactus, which would not be wise in most circumstances.  … Continue reading

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