Rewriting the history of global climate change

For thousands of years, humans have been changing global climate, maybe even helping us avert the next ice age, all long before the Industrial Revolution. Interested? Then you should read Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate by Paleoclimatologist Bill Ruddiman. I’ve just finished reading it – and I give it my highest recommendation- especially to those […]

Kindle DX: Not ready for Academic users

I ‘m a professor of environmental science at UMBC and have been experimenting with Amazon’s Kindle DX since Friday (June 12, 2009). When the Kindle DX was first announced in May, I was very excited by the possibility of reading journal articles and other materials in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format on an e-reader, and the DX promised to do the […]