It’s the End of the World as We Know it… (and I Don’t Feel Fine)

On climate change, politics, and the power of good women writers. The last week has been pretty chilly for the Coast, especially for February. Where we should be seeing cherry blossoms and rain, we’ve been having nice clear skies and heavy frost—even snow. Apparently, it’s because of a split in the polar vortex. Record warm…

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How History Can Help Your Science

Putting your research field in context isn’t just about reading the latest journal articles, or searching out the seminal papers from the past few decades. It can also include learning about the history of your field: how did it start, who were the key players, how did ideas evolve over time, etc. I have a…

Stirring the Hornet’s Nest

On Monday I published an op-ed over at iPolitics, looking at Leona Aglukkaq’s record as both Health Minister and head of the Arctic Council to glean some understanding of how she might fare in the Environment portfolio. The outcome wasn’t overly positive. I guess her media team was paying attention, because today they took issue…