Monthly Archives: January 2014

Of Bathtubs, Fracking, and Climate Treaties

Imagine a person who has a bad diet – too much meat, carbohydrates, sugars, that sort of thing.  A bad diet doesn’t kill a person right away, so it is extraordinarily difficult for this person to change his or her … Continue reading

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How do we know anything for certain?

At the start of each semester, I hand my students a short-answer survey called Twenty Questions About the Universe.  Its purpose is to gauge basic knowledge from non-science students about everything from the cosmos to atoms.  It is a wonderful … Continue reading

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Highlights from Week 1 of UCSD Course on Climate Change

So week 1 of the online course I’m taking from UCSD, Climate Change in Four Dimensions, has just concluded.  What’s wonderful is that 12,000 people around the world are taking this course, evenly split between men and women and between … Continue reading

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The Start of a Journey

I set up this blog on the 12th of January, 2014.  It is the start of a journey of exploration on various aspects of climate change.  Here I will record musings, comment on news items, discuss scientific articles, and talk … Continue reading

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