Despite our best attempts so far, the amount of CO2 within our atmosphere continues to grow. One big recent hope was the proposal to plant lots more trees. Alas, no, it turns out that it is all a bit more complicated than just doing that. There was lots of excitement last July when a press … Read moreTrees and CO2 – what do we know?
Last Wednesday (16th Oct 2019) the Guardian’s editor-in-chief published the following climate pledge … Today we pledge to give the climate crisis the attention it demands At the Guardian we believe the climate crisis is the most urgent issue of our times. And we know that Guardian readers are equally passionate about the need for … Read moreClimate and The Funnel
This is a story about what happened when a published peer-reviewed paper was discovered to be wrong. It is a great illustration of science being a process about the pursuit of truth. For some “Science” is perhaps viewed as a body of knowledge. For example in some educational systems it is a topic where you … Read moreScience in Action – Correcting Mistakes
Various media stories have popped up this week concerning a NASA Scientist who worked on the Viking Lander missions back in the 1970s. They report that he asserts that their life detection experiment designed to detect life on MARS was positive and that NASA has simply ignored those results. Examples of such stories include these … Read moreIs there Life on MARS?