Tag Archives: global warming

Hydrogen Power from Sewage?

MOST was intrigued by an article with the headline “Flush, then fill up: Japan taps sewage to fuel hydrogen-powered cars” from this Sunday’s Los Angeles Times.  As MOST Subscribers realize, MOST knows his … sewage!  And energy and the environment …
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Global Warming and the Oceans

Longtime Subscribers to MOST know where we stand on this issue: we’re “Deniers.”  At least that’s what the folks on the other side of the issue label us.  We prefer to call ourselves “scientists.”  But what better way to kick …
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Global Warming Update

Long-time readers here at MOST know our position on the global warming issue; we have not changed our mind.  But there are a few recent stories out that seem to support our position, and we thought we might share them …
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Carbon Dioxide and Ocean Chemistry

We have tried to avoid any more posts related to human-caused global warming; long-time Subscribers know our position on this topic.  But this past Sunday’s Los Angeles Times provides us with a chance both to revisit this topic and to …
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Global Warming … Again

If you do a site search here at MOST, you will find that, apart from water system operations topics, no topic comes up as much as global warming.  I haven’t posted lately on this topic, but those of you who …
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Was Einstein Wrong?

Research scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have experimental data that suggests that there could be something wrong with Albert Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity.  See: http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-0923-speed-of-light-20110923,0,497738.story These scientists have measured a particle travelling faster than the …
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Iceland Volcano Eruption: Whose Fault Is This?

What’s up with Iceland? Another volcanic eruption? What is the cause of all this? Who is to blame? Today’s photo is a satellite view of the ash cloud from the latest volcano to blow its stack in Iceland: Grimsvotn. At …
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Should We Abandon Nuclear Energy?

What a truly unbelievable tragedy has befallen Japan. An earthquake of inconceivable magnitude, followed by even more devastating tsunamis. And now they face nuclear holocaust. Or do they? It is amazing how well the Japanese people are coping with this …
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Is Ethanol The Answer?

Schedule problems have kept me offline for the past few days — my apologies. And the week ahead is looking like a problem, too, so don’t be surprised if there are few posts through October 25. And I’m abandoning you …
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Bigger River Flows = Global Warming?

In this morning’s Los Angeles Times, Margot Roosevelt interviews two scientists regarding an interesting new finding: the world’s river flows are increasing. See: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/10/global-warming-river-flows-oceans-climate-disruption.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+%28Greenspace%29 UC Irvine conducted a study on worldwide river outflows to the oceans, using new ‘satellite technology …
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Bark Beetles Are Bad — Or Good

My thanks again to Los Angeles Times writer Bettina Boxall for another article on the complexities of biology. See: http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=8960849095184073652 As we noted at the beginning of last week, it’s fire season in southern California. Dead trees make much better …
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Is Cap and Trade Okay With You?

I caught a brief segment on the Sean Hannity show over the weekend, related to the “Cap and Trade” legislation that has been percolating on Capitol Hill for the past several months. You can see the 6-minute piece at http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/hannity/index.html …
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The Microbes Will Inherit The Earth

Technical difficulties and personal scheduling conflicts have limited my blog production this week — I apologize. A couple of days ago, there was a terrific story in the LA Times. See: http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-oil-bacteria-20100825,0,1471710.story As we have related previously in this blog, …
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Algae: Our New Energy Friend?

Stop the presses! I actually just read a story in today’s LA Times that didn’t make me crazy. See: http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-biofuels-20100805,0,7105447.story (Note that today’s graphic is from the same story.) Consistent readers of this blog will recognize a few themes that …
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The Oceans Are Getting Clearer!

My first real job was a lab assistant position with the County of San Luis Obispo, while I was a senior in high school. My main duty was to clean laboratory glassware. That’s right: I was a glorified dishwasher. But …
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