Climate Change

OUR CARBON LEGACY AND OUR KIDS

Paul Murtaughis a professor of statistics at Oregon State University, and he has brought his number skills to bear on environmental issues with papers like, “The Statistical Evaluation of Ecological Indicators,” and “Performance of Several Variable-Selection Methods Applied to Real Ecological Data.” When he and M.G. Schlax published “Reproduction and […]

LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

Yesterday I was listening to Erle Ellis of the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, speaking about “The Ancient Anthropogenic Landscapes and the Emergence of the Anthropocene”  as part of the Weston Roundtable Series at UW-Madison. Check out a you tube on his research here. […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND PLEASANT PERIHELION

We’ve celebrated Winter Solstice.  The religious holidays have been commemorated.  Tonight we get to  tear 2010 off the calendar and start fresh!  But we still won’t be quite done celebrating.  There is one more celestial event to honor. Perihelion. I just learned about this from an article a few days […]