Skip to content Skip to navigation

Environment

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Mar 6th, 2017

As it gets harder for anyone to believe that the global climate is not changing, the argument seems to be shifting to whether or not the changes are caused by...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Feb 27th, 2017

The White House has decreed that for every new regulation enacted, two existing regulations must be nullified.  Regulatory overseers are now assigned to every Federal agency that might consider adding...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Feb 21st, 2017

Speciation and extinction are ordinary processes in the natural world. The fossil record suggests that most of the species that have ever lived on Earth have gone extinct.  About 10...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Feb 14th, 2017

If you are like me, you may need a short break from the daily onslaught and anguish of thinking about how our country is choosing to deal with the critical environmental problems...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Feb 9th, 2017

When science informed policy?

 

At any moment, science gives us its best explanation of reality. It proceeds by rigorous tests of hypotheses through observation and experimentation.  For centuries, we...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Feb 2nd, 2017
  1. Carbon dioxide is rising as a component of Earth’s atmosphere (NOAA, 2017).
  2. The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has not been this high for the past 5
  3. ...
Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Jan 30th, 2017

The Clean Water Act focused on water pollution from human sewage outflow, which has now been markedly reduced across the nation.  Later we realized that the effective control of water...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Sat Jan 21st, 2017

The globalized future is upon us. We see it in the environment, where carbon dioxide emitted anywhere on Earth affects the climate for all of us, everywhere. We see it...

Pages