Monthly Archives: March 2016

Ice, Coral, el Niño, and Worsening Climate Change

The very strong el Niño which has been driving global weather over the past year is now showing signs of weakening (I’ve been following it since 2014).  The monthly diagnostic discussion released by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center on 10th March reported that surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific have moderated slightly and deeper water temperatures … Continue reading »

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Sunny Ways Begin to Get Some Substance, But Trudeau Has Many Miles to Go Before His Stance on Climate Becomes Clear

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is continuing to mobilize his agenda to move Canada back from the strange place his predecessor pushed it to, into the sunlight of small-l liberal approaches to shared problems. We have 25,000 Syrian refugees identified, and either already here, or soon to get on planes to come to Canada. He has … Continue reading »

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Speciation, Extinction, and the Diversity of Life

Even Mosquitoes Have Value The other day, while being interviewed about the Zika virus, Dr. Anthony Fauci of NIH was asked if he thought mosquitoes had any value at all. He said it would be wonderful if we could eliminate them totally, once and for all. I understand his perspective, given the range of diseases … Continue reading »

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