Iowa Climate Science Education

Monthly Archives: November 2017


Destroying The Environment To Save It

Flying to London, I watched Bill Nye and Arnold Schwarzenegger explain that “most people feel no effects of climate change now,” but “there will be no humans left on the planet in 2030.”  Bill Nye also said “in a few…

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German Grid Agency Raises Wind Power Auction Prices To Avoid ‘Rupture’

Maximum support rate for onshore wind raised to ensure continuous expansion The maximum support rate for onshore wind power installations in Germany’s renewables auctions scheme has been raised to 6.3 cents per kilowatt hour to ensure competition among bidders and a continuous expansion of…

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Qatar Runs Out of Sand!

Sand covers so much of the earth’s surface that shipping it across borders—even uncontested ones—seems extreme. But sand isn’t just sand, it turns out. In the industrial world, it’s “aggregate,” a category that includes gravel, crushed stone, and various recycled…

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2 More New Papers Affirm There Is More Arctic Ice Coverage Today Than During The 1400s

 A Shrinking Anthropogenic Signal  Continues To Emerge In The Arctic Earlier this year, Stein et al., 2017 published a reconstruction of Arctic sea ice variations throughout the Holocene that appeared to establish that there is more Arctic sea ice now…

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