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Mooney and Sokal

Unite to condemn right-wing attacks on science

Alan Sokal is is a professor of physics famous for perpetrating the Sokal Hoax, wherein he submitted a parody article to a postmodernist journal of semiotics called Social Text. The editors and peer reviewers [correction: it’s not peer-reviewed] there saw …

Am I allowed ...

to have a crush on the Ah-nold?

… to have a crush on the Ah-nold? Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proven to be many things during his tenure, among them surprisingly green-leaning. Today he proves that even when he’s being catty and “uncensored,” he’s still a gentleman. Some …

Yay for MSM

NYT energy/environment coverage is top notch

We spend a lot of time out here in the Blog-O-Sphere© bagging on the MSM©, so it’s worth pointing out when they get something right. And you can’t say enough good things about The New York Times‘ energy and environment …

If you haven’t seen it already …

… don’t miss Andrew’s piece on the IPCC report.

Beauty school

The safety of your cosmetics

Ever since a friend of mine went to aesthetician school and started talking about the safety -- or lack thereof -- of many beauty product ingredients, I've been obsessed with purging my makeup drawer of any and all dangerous goodies.

Another Rorschach test

What do you see?

Some of the very corporations once vilified by environmentalists promised to reduce by 10 million tons annually their collective output of carbon dioxide, the main cause of global warming, the World Wildlife Fund announced. Sony, Nike, IMB, Polaroid, building-materials giant …

Good lord ...

Friggin’ Nader

… he’s going to do it again.

The looming oxygen shortage

How to stop the burning of the rainforests

Mongabay brings more news of a plan to compensate countries that still have tropical carbon sinks to keep them. An earlier post I did on this topic can be found here. Indonesia's minister of the environment tells us: Preserving our …

Offsets: threat or menace?

Or just a distraction

Adam Stein of TerraPass (a major offset provider) argues in favor of offsets on the basis of additionality. (An offset is a payment by a polluter to somebody else to reduce their emissions so the polluter does not have to. …