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Dangerous Assumptions

November 26th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Recently I read an article in Nature that highlighted major issues with the IPCC report. This article is titled Dangerous Assumptions and written by Roger Pielke, Tom Wigley, and Christopher Green. The main argument put forward by the authors is that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assumes a large amount of spontaneous technological [...]

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Tags: ATOC Journal Club · climate · general interest · troposphere

The Tragedy of the Commons: Peak Oil and Climate Change

February 6th, 2008 · 10 Comments

“The Tragedy of the Commons” was published in Science in 1968 by Garrett Hardin. Hardin argued that some problems have “no technical solution”. A technical solution is something that can be solved by technology or the natural sciences, demanding no change in human values or ideas of morality. The problem Garrett was referring to was [...]

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Tags: ATOC Journal Club · climate · general interest · global warming

Phinully Done (Ph.D.)! Ready for the New Year!

January 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

After a bit of a hiatus, Head in a Cloud is back in action for the new year. A large reason for the hiatus is that I recently (well… last November to be exact) finished my Ph.D., which as one might imagine causes a bit of strain on one’s life. …In fact, I feel like [...]

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Tags: ATOC Journal Club · general interest · humor

Know anything about carma.org (not the model)?

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Granted I don’t study present-day Earth’s climate change, but I was still surprised that the first I heard of a new website carma.org was through CNN yesterday rather than through the scientific community. Carma.org is a repository of CO2 emission and other energy consumption data by geographical locations all across the world. Have any of [...]

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Tags: general interest · Uncategorized

E85 as a fuel? Bad. E85 (modified) as a drink? Bad. E85 is Bad.

May 4th, 2007 · 9 Comments

It’s spring. Terrible spring. I hate spring. This is when pollen resumes its course in making my life miserable. (I have *seasonal* allergies. It is worst in spring. Fortunately, I don’t have allergies in winter, when I’m most active.) Yesterday (May 3, 2007) on the ABC Evening New, there was a story about allergies and [...]

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Tags: general interest · global warming · health · Uncategorized