Wednesday on the Web

Last week I finished reviewing Science Blogging: The Essential Guide, edited by Christie Wilcox, Bethany Brookshire and Jason G. Goldman. While it was largely written for those new to both science blogging and the online science communication ecosystem, there were a few tips that I thought were particularly useful. Several authors talked about the types…

Canada Isn’t Immune to Trump-ism

This article was re-posted on the DeSmog Canada site on Dec 5 2016. Edited Nov 28 to add income inequality info. In the days following the US election, two former Canadian ambassadors to the US had some advice for Canadians worried about the future of Canada-US relations. “Calm down,” they said. “Change the channel and…

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The Costs of Fossil Fuel Use

This week I have a guest post up on the Science Borealis blog, examining the combined environmental, economic, and public health impacts of fossil fuel exploration and development. I’m not anti-fossil fuels – I completely understand how tied up our society and our economy is in the stuff. I’m also well aware that renewables have…