Virginia Supreme Court rejects ATI's demand for climate scientist's email University of Virginia The Virginia Supreme Court has rejected the American Tradition Institute's demand for email correspondence between former University of Virginia climate scientist Michael Mann and his colleagues. In upholding a higher education research exclusion from freedom of information access in this case, the Court cited the potential for "harm to university-wide research efforts, damage to faculty recruitment and retention, undermining of faculty expectations of privacy and confidentiality, and impairment of free thought and expression." This is the result we have advocated in this case for the past three years. ClimateScienceWatch ClimateScienceWatch
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Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2014 April 17 Waterton Lake Eclipse Image Credit & Copyright: Yuichi Takasaka / TWAN / www.blue-moon.ca Explanation: Recorded on April 15th, this total lunar eclipse sequence looks south down icy Waterton Lake from the Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, planet Earth. The most distant horizon includes peaks in Glacier National Park, USA.

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The Cost of Energy The Cost of Energy At breakfast this morning, my wife reminded me that we picked up our Nissan Leaf exactly one year ago. Since I was looking for time to write a summary of our first year in EV-land, this looks like as good an excuse as any. The ultra-short answer: We love the car and we’re very happy with the overall price/performance.
[Crossposted at SpreadingScience] Advances in health IT must be viewed as a whole[Via O'Reilly Radar] Reformers in health care claim gigantic disruption on the horizon: devices that track our movements, new treatments through massive data crunching, fluid electronic records that reflect the patient’s status wherever she goes, and even the end of the doctor’s role. But predictions in the area of health IT are singularly detached from the realities of the technical environment that are supposed to make them happen.To help technologists, clinicians, and the rest of us judge the state of health IT, I’ve released a report titled “The Information Technology Fix for Health: Barriers and Pathways to the Use of Information Technology for Better Health Care.” A Man With A Ph.D. A Man With A Ph.D.

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Risk, Uncertainty, Climate Change, and ‘March Madness’ Americans’ fascination with college basketball’s ‘March Madness’ may shed light on the analytical skills they can apply to addressing challenges posed by a warming climate. MIT Scientist: An Obligation to Take on ‘Tail Risk’ vs. Alarmism The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media
Summary of the debate Introduction The Natural Environment Research Council's Chief Executive, Professor Alan Thorpe, challenged climate change sceptics to an online public debate in December 2006. NERC - Climate change challenge summary NERC - Climate change challenge summary
Dissonance Two quotes from the ‘Dallas Weather Examiner‘: First of all, the warming has taken a vacation for about the past five or six years, which doesn’t make sense as CO2 increases every year. and this: Furthermore, 30 years is a darned short time span in which to draw any conclusion (from ice trends) on either cooling or warming! Mauno Loa is a volcano, so what? Fermi Paradox Fermi Paradox
Cross-posted on Rising Tide North America Sometimes our idols die hard. This long time Marvel Comics true believer is finding Joss Whedon’s new TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a deal breaker after decades of love and devotion to Marvel Comics and Whedon’s fantasy world that’s given us Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But now, the other true love of my life, Rising Tide North America, is under attack by the real corporate super villains, Disney and ABC Studios, seeking to co-opt our name and brand for some ratings and commercial air time with Whedon’s new show. Rising Tide vs. It’s Getting Hot In Here It’s Getting Hot In Here
Who is responsible for climate change? Get a handle on carbon with our interactive map showing the current, historical and consumption emissions of nations. Guardian Interactive teamAlex GraulDuncan Clark Naptime is over. Naptime is over.
Climate Denial Crock of the Week « Greenfyre’s The collected videos of Peter Sinclair’s excellent series “Climate Denial Crock of the Week” : MYTH: “They” started calling it “climate change” to hide the cooling Global Warming? or Climate Change? MYTH: Stolen CRU emails “prove” (Insert lie/fable) Climate Denial Crock of the Week « Greenfyre’s
Basic survival undertakings intended to cater for your needs when disaster strikes Disaster rarely ever gives warnings when about to happen; in fact, to the contrary, they usually find most people unaware and totally unprepared. This unpreparedness is evident as according to those that have taken part long time ago and in the recent past. Climate Dilemma
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Rabett Run Amway is an American institution, one of the first and most profitable of the multi-level marketing schemes, where what is really being sold is participation in the scheme not so much the products and the focus is on motivation, but not only motivation to sell, motivation to recruit new sales people, and the payoff is a cut of what the new sales people sell as they order through you. It is not illegal, but MLM exploits the newbies at the bottom who have to buy their stock and are not always able to sell it as explained at the Skeptic's Dictionary An Amway customer is not just buying a detergent, but is recruited into being a minister of a faith with a complicated bookkeeping scheme. Why not just go to your local store and buy soap, you ask? Because the agent is someone you know, or who knows someone you know, who's invited you over for coffee to tell you about a great opportunity.
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