science


COSMOS
The news is out. It has been officially announced that COSMOS has a second season … Neil deGrasse Tyson is officially returning to the Cosmos. Seth MacFarlane, who co-produced 2014’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, teased over Reddit in September to “stay tuned” for a potential second season of the documentary […]

COSMOS


Climate Disasters
Addressing Climate Change is often perceived to be a costly effort and so some might argue that doing nothing is a viable option. The problem with that thought is that the cost of doing nothing is going to increase year by year. NOAA has now completed calculating the numbers for […]

NOAA has 2017 stats: Climate disasters cost US $306 billion


Coral Reef Bleaching
Back last April I was posting about the vast Coral Reef Bleaching event that had been recorded on the Great Barrier Reef … The largest coral structure in the world, the Great Barrier Reef which is roughly about 1,400 miles long, is experiencing yet another major bleaching event. Recent major […]

Coral Reef Bleaching becoming more frequent – @ProfTerryHughes



fact checkers
There are various well-established and well-known fact checkers that many rely upon, for example PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, or the Washington Post’s Fact Checker. However, one has to wonder if anybody independently fact-checks the fact checkers. I was curious about this and so looked into it to see if anybody had seriously researched it. […]

Fact checking the fact checkers



Teaching staff respond to Heartland propaganda
Back in 2015 the Heartland Climate Denying right-wing think tank created a piece of grossly misleading propaganda entitled “Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming.”. It is promoted with the following claim … Rather than rely exclusively on United Nation’s IPCC for scientific advice, policymakers should seek out advice from independent, nongovernment […]

Update: #Climate Denial Propaganda: “Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming.”