Monthly Archives: April 2014

Water, ice, and the importance of the ocean in global climate change

We had an unexpected and unwelcome snowfall yesterday.  It was a brief reminder that we are not in control, but temperatures are again above freezing and headed higher.  I THINK our savage winter is over.  I see that NOAA is now reporting that globally, land temperatures in February were only the 21st warmest on record … Continue reading »

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Climate woes. We are not very good with the big, difficult problems.

It’s been a month since Malaysia Airlines 370 disappeared.  Twenty-six countries have contributed to the search that has focused on an area of the south Indian Ocean 217,000 km2 in size and 1,700 km out from Perth, Australia.  The search has involved 14 planes, 9 ships, all sorts of high-tech listening gear, and the scanning … Continue reading »

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Maybe it is time for a serious rethink? Is a moral economic policy possible?

Has anyone failed to notice how full of garbage the ocean has become?  The southern Indian Ocean is a long way from anywhere, but searchers for Malaysian Airlines 370 keep spotting objects that turn out to be fishing nets, plastic jugs, shipping pallets and other refuse.  Nothing that has been anywhere near a plane.  I … Continue reading »

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