Archive for June, 2011

Poptech’s list of Confusion

June 30, 2011

800 papers disputing the theory of climate change!! Can it be true, or is this an over-reaction?

http://joannenova.com.au/2010/08/800-peer-reviewed-papers-to-deny/

Joanna Nova, known for her hatred of anyone on her website calling deniers a denier, invokes the use of this term for anyone willing to question a list of papers.

This is also another strawman argument, no one needs to deny the existence of these papers, because quite obviously they do exist, but they don’t destroy AGW as some people might be fooled into thinking.

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Joanne Nova speaks – well – what about her science?

June 23, 2011

Joanne Nova addressed a public rally in WA in March 2011. This is a good opportunity to examine the  “science” that Nova often refers to and highlight the problems in her arguments. (more…)

Ocean Acidification – global warming’s baby brother

June 23, 2011

Ocean Acidification.

It’s not often mentioned in the media. Talk to the general public, very few have heard of it.

So what is it? Probably the most underrated side effect of CO2 emissions. Some scientists would say it’s of greater consequence to our oceans than global warming.

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/story/Ocean+Acidification

When carbon dioxide (CO2) is absorbed by seawater, chemical reactions occur that reduce seawater pH, carbonate ion concentration, and saturation states of biologically important calcium carbonate minerals. These chemical reactions are termed “ocean acidification” or “OA” for short.

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Why I am an activist?

June 23, 2011

Where it began

I’ve loved the planet since I was young, marvelled at the way nature surrounds us. I’ve been fascinated at our journey through evolution that led us, the third chimpanzee, to where we are today.  (more…)