America is a great idea, but it’s hard to love these days. At some point tonight millions and millions of us will find ourselves sitting in a stadium or a park or […]
Climate Illogic: Appealing to history to predict the future is often illogical
Arguing that something happening one way in the past means it can only happen that way is an illogical appeal to history.
Climate Science for Everyone: How do scientists measure the temperature of the Earth?
Scientists measure the Earth’s temperature three ways – stationary surface thermometers, satellite-based microwave detectors, and balloon-carried thermometers.
A daring young man … and a documentary dependent on his survival
Alex Honnold is a remarkable young man. He may be the foremost rock climber in generations. That his most recent feat was done entirely ropeless — meaning he’d die if he fell […]
Springtime in Colorado, 2017 edition.
John Oliver’s beatdown of DaVita reminds us: Richard Nixon was an American liberal icon
Noam Chomsky, of all people, has called Tricky Dick “America’s last liberal president.” Sadly, he couldn’t have been more right. Way back in 2008 I said this: If he were a candidate in […]
– for Julie Happy Beltane from S&R.
Export U.S. coal to Asia? Not so fast, say three West Coast states — and Canada?
It appears Canada may no longer be a willing partner for American coal companies wishing to export coal to Asia. No economically feasible alternatives to get coal to Pacific Rim markets exist […]
Above the madding crowd: a brief note on the artistic process
I posted a different version of this shot a few days ago. I loved the explosion of color but it lacked focus. The eye wanted to look everywhere at once, which can […]