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Things added in March, 2009

A documentary you don’t want to miss

Posted on March 30th by Tom Yulsman.
Shaken: Journey into the Mind of a Parkinson's Patient by Deborah Fryer   A Youtube preview of this powerful, award-winning documentary, airing nationwide on PBS during April and May. Check listings Read More →

Joe Romm: the entirely dispensable censor

Posted on March 27th by Tom Yulsman. 26
Update end of day 3/29/09: Last spring, Ted Nordhaus wrote the definitive piece on Joe Romm and like-minded environmentalists. It is headlined, "The Green Politics of Personal Destruction: Deconstructing ...

Why I haven’t blogged for a week

Posted on March 26th by Tom Yulsman. %
I've been on a canyon-country walkabout (Watch in High Quality if possible)   Shot with a Flip Mino HD video camera

A tale of two stories

Posted on March 18th by Tom Yulsman. 21
New research published in Nature suggests the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is vulnerable to collapse from global warming, but if it happens it would likely take place over ...

Gore: The Guardian transcript

Posted on March 16th by Tom Yulsman. 15
He said many sensible things, some things people will excoriate him for, and one really dumb thing Editor's note: Please see the correction in the text below. I goofed! The Guardian published ...

Heart of this past winter was eighth warmest globally

Posted on March 15th by Tom Yulsman.
Dec '08 - Feb 09 was near average in the U.S., but very warm globally The National Climatic Data Center is reporting that the combined global land and ocean surface ...

Gore: polar ice caps will melt completely “in just a few years”

Posted on March 15th by Tom Yulsman. 18
He probably meant Arctic sea ice, but that too is an exaggeration If the polar ice caps were to melt, this is what the map of the world would eventually look ...

The disaster of climate tyranny

Posted on March 12th by Tom Yulsman. 21
  Ed note: This is a cross-post from Keith Kloor's Collide-a-scape blog. Today, we both attended the same seminar he references below, and we were both about to blog about it ...

Global warming shibboleth

Posted on March 12th by Tom Yulsman. 6
Better understanding of science really is not key to climate action   Yale 360 has published an interview with New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert on climate change in which she takes a rather ...

Joe Romm: Americans duped by the global warming “Big Lie”

Posted on March 12th by Tom Yulsman. 3
Surprise, surprise, Joe Romm drags Hitler and the Nazis into his post explaining recent Gallup results showing that Americans increasingly think global warming is exaggerated.  Referring to "The Big ...

Bristol Palin breakup trumps peril to 600 million people

Posted on March 11th by Tom Yulsman. 2
U.S. news media largely ignore new warnings on sea level rise   This extent of melting in Greenland has been increasing steadily since 1979. (Image: National Snow & Ice Data ...

Three major developments on climate change today

Posted on March 10th by Tom Yulsman.
EPA gets ready to declare CO2 a danger to the public     This video portrays results from a new system for mapping CO2 emissions in the United States over time. In April, ...

Why Washpost fact checkers haven’t stopped Will’s serial errors

Posted on March 8th by Tom Yulsman. 6
Had George Will and the Washington Post's fact checkers really wanted to assure accuracy, here is some of the data they should have considered. This graph shows that while ...

George Will Unmasked

Posted on March 7th by Tom Yulsman. 9
Washington Post Columnist repeats falsehoods yet again   In an interview today, George Will seems to imply without saying so explicitly that maybe, just maybe, he was wrong when he falsely ...

February’s Arctic sea ice extent fourth lowest on record

Posted on March 4th by Tom Yulsman.
  Arctic sea ice extent is running below the 1979-2000 average.  (Source:  NSIDC)   As winter begins to wind down in the Arctic, the National Snow and Ice Data ...