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[28 Dec 2009 | One Comment | ]

What if Global Warming isn’t real?

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[28 Aug 2009 | Comments Off on from Beaufort to Baffin | ]

Many folks know (or can intuit) that I find things related to sailing completely HAWESOME.  And despite one’s thoughts on climate change, the concept of sailing the Northwest Passage is appealing.  There are few real adventures one can go on anymore, and this is definitely one of them – especially since the discoverers of this legendary waterway died doing so.  Reading this article at CNN struck a chord with me; how does this land – and the possibility of open water – affect those who live there?
CNN:  Sailing the Northwest …

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[17 Jul 2008 | Comments Off on watch the dragon burn | ]

From BBC News:
But the scale of China’s own entangled history with coal is overwhelming. Right across northern China, coal seams burn in un-stoppable fires.
Some have been burning naturally for thousands of years, but others are being set alight by small-scale mining operations seeking to cash in on soaring coal prices. Together, these perpetual fires are letting off a total amount of carbon dioxide each year equal to all the cars in the USA.
We pay way too little attention to the first word in the phrase “global warming.”