Hear a wide-ranging, 13-minute interview at Boston Herald Radio, in which we covered topics including relativity, space exploration, global warming, and much more…
Note: Please visit my new Global Warming Primer web site, which contains an updated version of the post below along with additional details and information about my 2016 “global warming tour.” Updated: April 16, 2014 Is global warming real or imagined? Although the news media make this sound like a difficult and contentious question, the […]climate change, climate education, climate science, global warming, global warming education, global warming skeptics, is global warming a hoax?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that 2013 ranked in a tie (with 2003) for the 4th hottest year of globally averaged temperature in records going back to 1880. To look at recent trends, I made a spreadsheet from the NOAA data set and put the years in rank order by temperature. I’ve […]
Originally posted at Earth Protect. “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” — H.G. Wells, The Outline of History, 1920 There may be no better illustration of the sentiment in the H.G. Wells quotation than that which we find in the issue of climate change, aka global warming. The evidence […]
Originally posted at Earth Protect. “One reason we use energy so lavishly today is that the price of energy does not include all of the social costs of producing it.” — President Richard Nixon, 1971 Politics have turned upside down. As the quote from President Nixon reminds us, protecting the environment was once an issue […]
Originally posted at Earth Protect. On average, we are all about 50 to 60 years older than our grandchildren are or will be. That is, if you are a high school student today, your grandchildren are likely to be high school students somewhere around the year 2065. If you are in your prime career years […]
by Jeffrey Bennett Published in the Denver Post, July 22, 2012 Jeffrey Bennett won the 2012 Colorado Book Award (general nonfiction) for his book Math for Life, and a 2012 Nautilus Silver Medal for his children’s book The Wizard Who Saved the World, a copy of which has been donated to every public elementary school […]