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Chris Mooney interviews Michael Mann on ’climategate’

Ken Perrott Mar 12, 2010

This is an interesting interview (download MP3). Michael Mann has been vilified by climate change deniers. His work on the so-called “hockey stick” graph  is still being misrepresented despite being validated by the US National research council and other researchers. He’s a bit of a lone voice at the moment but really worth listening to. Point [...] … Read More

Great photo of the Solar Corona

Ken Perrott Mar 10, 2010

This photograph of the sun’s corona is a real beauty. it was captured by Miloslav Druckmüller and colleagues from Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, during an eclipse on July 22, 2009. They were located on Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands. For further image details, equipment used and a spectacular high-resolution photograph, visit Miloslav Druckmüller’s [...] … Read More

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Clear science communication

Ken Perrott Mar 08, 2010

Book review: Am I Making Myself Clear?: A Scientist’s Guide to Talking to the Public by Cornelia Dean Price US$13.57 Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Harvard University Press; 1 edition (October 30, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0674036352 ISBN-13: 978-0674036352 I bet you can name some good science communicators. People like Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, Carolyn Porco, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Lawrence … Read More

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Institute of Physics in hot seat

Ken Perrott Mar 05, 2010

The UK Institute of Physiscs (IOP) is currently the darling of the climate change deniers, but has upset its own members. The Guardian has found their submission to the UK Parliamentary “Climategate” Hearing was prepared by a small clique, including a well known climate change denier. Now members are protesting. Some may even resign. The [...] … Read More

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