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Geoengineering in real life

It doesn’t work out

There’s a lot of talk about geoengineering lately, specifically around climate change. We can just send up space mirrors or seed the atmosphere with sulfur or some such, right? Then we can just keep on keepin’ on. Sprol has a …

And the MOMMIE goes to ...

Chlorine plants receive polluting awards

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a spray-painted pregnant mannequin bestowed to uncomfortable chlor-alkalai chlorine plant executives ... Five days before the Oscars, Oceana announced the winners of the inaugural Masters of Making Mercury in the Environment (MOMMIE) …

Irony can be so ironic

Wyoming joins Oklahoma in drought

Irony is no stranger to our posts derived from the U.S. Drought Monitor, and again, this case is no exception. The monitor reveals severe to extreme drought covering most of the state of Wyoming (for at least the last three …

Under the Covers: Useless arithmetic?

A coastal geologist explores the flaws in modeling nature

The New York Times yesterday published a short piece on a new book by coastal geologist (and InterActivist alum) Orrin H. Pilkey and his daughter Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, also a geologist. The book, Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can’t Predict the …

Aerosols

Andrew’s mentioned this stuff before, but if you want to learn more about aerosols and their role in climate change (and climate change modeling), RealClimate has a nice post up on it.

Al Gore's environmental footprint is irrelevant

The system changes or we’re all screwed

Having finally gotten the memo that the debate on climate change science is over, conservatives now need a new attack on green advocates. It appears they’re reverting to an old standby: hypocrisy. Watch (via Hugg) as FOX News’ Sean Hannity …

Umbra on air quality and temperature

Dear Umbra, Is there a relationship between air quality and temperature? I thought about this on my bike ride to work this morning when the smell of exhaust from cars seemed more potent, and the fumes were certainly more visible …

Readers write in about GOP pollster Frank Luntz, whaling activists, and more

  Re: And Now, a Word From Our Detractor Dear Editor: I read your interview with GOP uber-flack Frank Luntz last week and thought, “Poor Frank. Losing on all fronts, rejected by his party and outsmarted by his opponents.” Luntz …

Breaking: Gore STILL not in presidential race!

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Al Gore says the same thing he’s been saying for over a year — he does not intend to run for president and can’t imagine the circumstances under which he would — but this time AFP spins it as his …