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Oct 31, 2012 1:51pm

Ooof….Romney’s “slow the rise of the oceans” laugh line at convention meets Sandy. By ForecastTheFacts

(Source: youtube.com)

Oct 30, 2012 5:18pm
There is no division, in the physical world, between “climate change storms” and “non-climate change storms.” Climate change is not an exogenous force acting on the atmosphere. There is only the atmosphere, changing. Everything that happens in a changed atmosphere is “caused” by the atmosphere, even if it’s within the range of historical variability. Climate change is just the term we use to describe those changes. -

This paragraph by Dave Roberts is pretty much exactly what I’ve been trying to say for the past two days to anyone who would listen. (Not many people.)  

Hawks vs. scolds: How ‘reverse tribalism’ affects climate communication

Oct 30, 2012 1:29pm

jtotheizzoe:

buzzfeedceleb:

gifsfln:

Seth Meyers on the Steroid Era of storms

From last night’s Late Night filmed during Sandy, with no audience members.

At least someone in New York is hitting home runs in October. Bravo, Seth Meyers!

Bravo to Meyers. Sort of doubt that he knows Jerry Meehl’s work, but he’s not the first to make the baseball-steroids-climate analogy

Oct 29, 2012 2:53pm

Bruce Springsteen- 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy), from “The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle.” 1973. To friends and family in on the Jersey Shore. Stay safe. 

Oct 23, 2012 12:55pm

This looks fantastic. Aurora borealis, Churchill, score by Jim O’Rourke. Can’t go wrong:

A short documentary film contrasting the Northern Lights with decaying manmade debris littered throughout the landscape surrounding the town of Churchill, Manitoba in Canada’s Arctic. The film touches on the regenerative power of nature and the futility of mankind’s struggle against natural processes of decay. Featuring an original score by Jim O’Rourke (Sonic Youth, Wilco) a voice-over by Will Oldham (Matewan, Old Joy) and likely some of the best footage of the aurora borealis ever captured.
Premiers at AFI FEST in LA in a couple of weeks. Then at Imagine Science Film Fest in NYC later in November. 

(Source: vimeo.com)

Oct 22, 2012 9:14am
'It's a quarter past three on Valentine's Day in Sacramento when the man who has survived cancer, climbs the steps of the starting ramp on Capitol Mall. Ten years have passed since Matt Wilson was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease but he is still earning a living in the sport he loves. He clips his feet into the pedals, fills his lungs and prepares for the searing pain about to swamp his body. The moment arrives and he kicks down the ramp and you are struck by the muted response. “Few of the thousands lining the route have ever heard of him. The messages of hope they chalk on the route do not bear his name. The portrait on the billboard 'Hope Rides Again' is not his face. Why not? Is he not living strong? Does he not inspire hope? What is the difference between Matt Wilson and Lance Armstrong?” - From the best piece yet on the whole Lance situation. Thoughtful, funny, well written. Paul Kimmage: Big reveal of Cancer Jesus 
Oct 1, 2012 9:09am

Sincrude Processing Plant, Fort McMurray, Alberta from louisa conrad on Vimeo.

icelandicbutterflies:

In a diversion from goats, and caramels, and farming, and a rewind to a previous time of art and politics… I am incredibly humbled and proud to say my work from the Tar Sands in Alberta -  the Last Arctic - is being included in a show at the Mendel Museum in  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan & curated by Jen Budney. The work was first shown at Anthony Greaney in the spring of 2009 and reviewed in the Boston Globe and I kept an exhaustive blog on my research. Im thrilled to see it take on a new life and to have my photos in a show with Edward Burtynsky, who has always been an inspiration.  I wish I could be there for the opening tonight to see what looks to be an incredible collection made in response to the petroleum industry.

Also. If you watch the video. That noise you hear - they are bird decoys, trying to scare off migrating birds from landing in those toxic tailing ponds.

Field trip!

Sep 20, 2012 11:04am
discoverynews:

go tesla, go!
scienceisbeauty:

Thomas Edison vs. Nikola Tesla: The War of Currents.
(full size version)
Seen on Facebook (Science Feed)


Helped make this. Part of the Energy Issue that we produced back in the good old days of GOOD. 

discoverynews:

go tesla, go!

scienceisbeauty:

Thomas Edison vs. Nikola Tesla: The War of Currents.

(full size version)

Seen on Facebook (Science Feed)

Helped make this. Part of the Energy Issue that we produced back in the good old days of GOOD. 

Sep 19, 2012 11:04am
BASILICA HUDSON & JEAN DEUX PRESENT…GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR with Special Guests VAZTHURSDAY, September 20th, 2012Doors 8 PM | VAZ 8:30 PM | Godspeed 9:30 PMAll Ages | $15
See you there! (And remember—  “the internet is a petty tyrannical monster.”) 
BASILICA HUDSON & JEAN DEUX PRESENT…
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR with Special Guests VAZ
THURSDAY, September 20th, 2012
Doors 8 PM | VAZ 8:30 PM | Godspeed 9:30 PM
All Ages | $15

See you there! (And remember—  “the internet is a petty tyrannical monster.”

Sep 14, 2012 11:34am
If you find yourself in central Vermont this weekend…
Sea Marks by Gardner McKay
6pm Saturday, 4pm Sunday at Fable Farm, Barnard VT
Join us at Fable Farm for a late summer evening of food and theatre behind our historic farmhouse in the center of Barnard. Enjoy a seasonal supper made from our produce right from the fields. Then take your seat and enjoy this beautiful play performed on our newly built stage under the mama apple tree as dusk falls to night.

If you find yourself in central Vermont this weekend…

Sea Marks by Gardner McKay

6pm Saturday, 4pm Sunday at Fable Farm, Barnard VT

Join us at Fable Farm for a late summer evening of food and theatre behind our historic farmhouse in the center of Barnard. Enjoy a seasonal supper made from our produce right from the fields. Then take your seat and enjoy this beautiful play performed on our newly built stage under the mama apple tree as dusk falls to night.

Aug 31, 2012 8:08am
Aug 30, 2012 10:19am
The insane, audacious folks at Open Source Ecology are looking for a couple new teammates, if you’re good at building machines and prototyping and want to flip development and sustainability on its ear. Watch their recruitment video. 

The insane, audacious folks at Open Source Ecology are looking for a couple new teammates, if you’re good at building machines and prototyping and want to flip development and sustainability on its ear. Watch their recruitment video

Aug 29, 2012 10:29am
My friend and old shipmate Nick’s photo was used in the Times’ story Monday on how there has never, since we started measuring, been less ice at the top of the planet: Sea Ice in Arctic Measured at Record Low

My friend and old shipmate Nick’s photo was used in the Times’ story Monday on how there has never, since we started measuring, been less ice at the top of the planet: Sea Ice in Arctic Measured at Record Low

Aug 28, 2012 12:15pm
Vermont’s own Jim Cantore was the only good thing about the Weather Channel until they acquired Weather Underground. Here’s to hoping that Isaac pfffts out today/tonight. 

Vermont’s own Jim Cantore was the only good thing about the Weather Channel until they acquired Weather Underground. Here’s to hoping that Isaac pfffts out today/tonight. 

Aug 27, 2012 12:29pm
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