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Climate change and oceans

I recently attended a conference for informal educators on climate literacy put on by AAAS.  The goal of the conference was to bring “together educators working in a wide range of informal science environments for a two-day professional development conference that focused exclusively on climate literacy in all of its dimensions and provided opportunities for […]

The Importance of the “Translator” in Climate Science

“Recent changes in the seasonal timing of biological events have been linked to warmer temperatures.”, caught my eye on my twitter feed(@ClimateCentral) this morning. I thought it might lead to a good blog topic for the day discussing the observed changes in the arrival of spring over the last few decades. Birds arrive earlier, flowers […]

“Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant,..”

…or so it is written in a resolution passed in the South Dakota legistlature this week.  (full text of resolution)  This is just one of the resolutions and bills discussed in a New York Times article this morning that asserts that “critics of the teaching of evolution in the nation’s classrooms are gaining ground in […]