Tagged: USA

The first victim! - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 16, 2014

It is well established that the first victim in war is truth. Mind you the dispatch of truth usually comes well before the shooting starts. I have a personal interest in Ukraine and the dispatch of truth occurred for me straight after the February 21st agreement signed by the then President, the opposition leaders and … … Continue reading … Read More

Arrogance of ignorance? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 09, 2014

It always seems to be the way – those who know least about a situation usually have the strongest opinions on it. That certainly seems the case for US attitudes towards the Ukraine crisis – according to a study performed by a couple of social scientists (see The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want … … Continue reading … Read More

Scientific cooperation despite political posturing - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 29, 2014

I find it heartening scientific cooperation continues (so far) despite all the political posturing going on down here over the Ukraine political crisis. Here we see the arrival of Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronaut Steven Swanson at the  International Space Station (ISS). This brings the ISS to its full capacity of … … Continue reading … Read More

AAAS “What We Know” Initiative: Same Denial, Different Issue – From Ozone Depletion to Climate Change - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Mar 20, 2014

(Cross-posted with permission from Polluterwatch.com) It must be like Groundhog Day for Mario Molina, the scientist who has presided over the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s new report and publicity drive aimed at convincing Americans about the urgency of what’s happening on climate change. The normally reticent AAAS has taken a highly unusual […] … Read More

The year the earth bit back: top climate stories of 2012 - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 29, 2012

2012Amidst the blizzard of year-end roundups, here’s one you have to read in full — a joint effort put together by a diverse group of bloggers and scientists: Angela Fritz, Eli Rabett, Emilee Pierce, Greg Laden, Joe Romm, John Abraham, Laurence Lewis, Leo Hickman, Michael Mann, Michael Tobis, Paul Douglas, Scott Mandia, Scott Brophy, Stephan [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #30: Obama, Sandy and the rabbit - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 09, 2012

Another news special on this week’s Climate Show. With Barack Obama winning “four more years“, and the biggest Atlantic storm ever seen slamming into New Jersey, New York, and most of the northeastern USA, Glenn and Gareth chew over the details and consider the implications. With a side order of accountants PwC being gloomy, agricultural [...] … Read More

It’s Global Warming, Stupid: telling it like it is in post-Sandy USA - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 02, 2012

Sandy was an astonishing storm1. Bloomberg Businessweek has taken the opportunity to state the obvious and create one of the great magazine covers to sell the story2. It’s worth reading the magazine’s coverage3 because the usual suspects are out there trying to deny the undeniable. Sandy was a storm made worse by the fact of [...] … Read More

Going to Extremes - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Oct 12, 2012

Amidst the scarcely believable frenzy of climate change denial which has taken hold in sectors of American politics, to say nothing of the equally scarcely believable silence from the White House, we need to be reminded that there are sane and steady political voices in that country, however difficult it is for them currently to […] … Read More

The Climate Show #29: if the sun don’t come, you get a tan from standing in the English rain - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 11, 2012

This week The Climate Show brings you an all news special. We have wet summers for Europe, permafrost warming delivering a methane kick, La Niña driving floods that make sea level fall, a glacier calving in Antarctica, mammoths and sabre tooth tigers — all delivered with Glenn and Gareth’s inimitable panache (!). Watch The Climate [...] … Read More