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The Energy Challenge of 2012

The UN has declared 2012 as ‘International Year of Sustainable Energy for All’, which officially kicked off yesterday: Senior United Nations (UN) officials on Monday called on governments, the private sector and civil society to help expand energy access, improve efficiency and increase the use of renewables. As the ‘International Year of Sustainable Energy for All’ kicked […]

Faulty Climate Change Reporting

Here is another scathing critique by Roger Pielke Jr. on misrepresentations of climate change in the media. This time the target is a NYT article by Justin Gillis, and now also an editorial.  I have been in Pielke’s class and run the numbers, and his point of the mis-attribution of economic damage for measuring disaster impact is […]

Lobsters and Humans Getting Along

There is an interesting artcicle in the NYT on the current lobster boom in Maine. To a large extent this is due to human intervention, strict conservation laws, that have strengthened the lobster population. In the long run, 15 years, the effects seem to be visible. As an undergraduate student at Bowdoin College I remember […]

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