A new scientific study has been released detailing the cyclic nature of global warming and ice ages. As a former biologist I don’t find this surprising and think its great that concrete analytical data is coming out on the subject. What I found most amazing about this article is the documented historical values of carbon dioxide gas levels calculated in the study. Even though cycles have been present over milli
Over the holidays I had the opportunity to watch Who Killed The Electric Car (IMDB page). I have to admit hearing about this movie conjured the thoughts of hippies, delusional idealists and premature technology being touted as a magic bullet. After watching the movie I felt unbelievably ignorant and regretted the misconceptions I’ve had over the years on this. By the end of the movie I realized how I had been d
Icer Air 2006 was incredibly fun to see and photograph this year. I posted a couple photo highlights from the event in my earlier blog post, Icer Air 2006 Highlights, on November 6th. In addition to that I also released my first podcast episode EXIF and Beyond highlighting the experience of photographing Icer Air 2006. But what I’ve yet to post is a link to my Flickr photo set of the event. So here it is my Fli
I woke up this morning to a pleasant surprise… my Full Moon Over San Francisco made the Flickr Explore page (the straight image can be seen below the screencapture image). I’m not sure how their “Interestingness” system works, but its fun to see the addition and receive additional comments.
So this morning I was reading the LA Times while visiting relatives this Thanksgiving weekend. To my amazement there was an article about declining visitor traffic to National Parks (Camp? Outside? Um, no thanks). I have to admit I was torn on this. My initial reaction was “good” since I’ve seen so many areas over used and abused as of late, but on the other hand my reaction was of horror knowing th
Last week it was reported that mariners in the south Pacific came across a new island near Tonga. I was extremely fascinated by the brief CNN article I had read and later in the week a friend pointed me to a blog with the photos taken by the sailors (Stone Sea and Volcano) that found the new volcanic island. Very cool and very different. The idea of “pumice rafts” that extend for miles blew my mind. IR
For those that use Flickr, I’m a recent convert after lurking for sometime (my Flickr page), this recent development might be of interest. FlickrHits.com is reporting that some images are being blacklisted from inclusion in the Explore section due to participation/association in groups that advocate “scratch my back, scratch your back” comments. Read more here on FlickrHits.com
Its not often you hear postiive news coming from the Bush administration in regard to conservation, but last week President Bush signed the Thompson/Boxer/Feinstein Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act (AKA Wilderness Bill, or HR 233/S 128) into law. This newly protected area covers nearly 275,000 acres (see map for details). For those that don’t know, the status of “wilderness”