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The Vast Majority of Australians Want Action on Climate Change. They’ve Said So At Least 45 Times.
There are still many uncertainties remaining in climate science. When will we reach the first irreversible tipping point? Is there really any chance of staying below 1.5 oC of warming? How quickly will humans curb their addiction for burning fossil … Continue reading
Posted in Sort of Science, Vaguely Political Tagged australia, climate, climate change, environment, glasgow, polls, surveys Leave a comment
Report Card for Humanity (Millenium Development Goals)
Dear Humanity, Please see below for an overview of your performance during the assessment period of 1990 to 2015. The grading key is as follows … A = All targets achieved B = Significant progress made for all targets C = Progress made … Continue reading
Posted in Sort of Science, Vaguely Political Tagged aids, children, death, development, education, environment, feminism, gender, grades, health, kids, mother, news, politics, poverty, school, sustainability, world 1 Comment
Does hot water freeze faster than cold?
I once read that hot water freezes faster than cold water. Understandably I threw my arms up in the air and started ranting about the laws of thermodynamics; safe in the knowledge that whoever wrote such a thing was an … Continue reading
Posted in Sort of Science Tagged ice, leidenfrost, mpemba, science Leave a comment
Electric Cars: Polluters in Disguise?
Staying on the topic of cars and petrol, I thought I’d address something else that has bugged me for a while – the claim that electric cars do more damage to the environment than normal cars because of all the … Continue reading
Posted in Sort of Science Tagged electric car, green vehicle, hybrid, tesla roadster 3 Comments
Going the Extra Mile
It’s time to get a little nerdy with another post inspired but the often quite brilliant web-comic, xkcd … specifically this. The mouse-over text reads, “and if you drive a typical car more than a mile out of your way for … Continue reading
Posted in Sort of Science Tagged car, conservation, fuel, gas, money, petrol, price 2 Comments