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New online voice on coral reefs and climate change

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg's new blog Climate Shifts is a welcome addition to the online coverage of climate change and coral reefs. Ove is one of the world's top experts on the subject; his 1999 paper on climate change and coral bleaching (in the Aussie...

Posted July 25, 2007    

Pros and cons of the US Senate Energy Bill

A couple provisions in the last month's US Senate Energy Bill - technically the Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007 - received most of the attention:i) the increase in CAFE standards, andii) the renewable fuels...

Posted July 24, 2007    

Drying in Darfur

The recent UN Environment Program Report on the role of the environment in the Darfur conflict month came to this conclusion:Environmental degradation, as well as regional climate instability and change, are major underlying causes of food...

Posted July 20, 2007    

No, please, you go first

The mixed reception to the Live Earth extravaganza points to curious lingering question about the public ability to take action on climate change. For all the “what you can do to fight climate change” lists, a survey published last month suggests...

Posted July 15, 2007    

The aftermath of Live Earth

Over the weekend, the Live Earth concerts took a rhetorical beating in the press. You may not like the style of reporting, but you have to admit news like this does have a point (not all the news was negative; One World has a good story about...

Posted July 12, 2007    

Fires rage across the western US

Astounding. South Dakota, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona. The map on the left is the dewpoint across the US. It is high across much of the east, where we're enduring a stretch of humid weather (high of 36 C in Princeton...

Posted July 9, 2007    

The Poverty/Conservation Equation

I’m writing this on a flight back from South Africa, where I participated in a symposium (#18) on integrating poverty alleviation into conservation goals at the Society for Conservation Biology annual meeting. You read that right. Yours truly, who...

Posted July 6, 2007    

Where does all that carbon go? Part II

Last week, Tamino at Open Mind, Eli at Rabbet Run and I began an experiment in mob-blogging’ about the carbon cycle. Following on our initial posts, profilic Eli has posted a couple interesting CO2 concentrations maps that highlight forest fires and...

Posted June 25, 2007    

Where does all the carbon go?

This is the first in a series of group posts by a few of us bloggers interested in the science of climate change. For our first “mob” post, Tamino at Open Mind, Eli at Rabbet Run and yours truly here at Maribo are all writing about the carbon cycle...

Posted June 21, 2007