If you're beginning to notice that wildfires seem to be popping up quite frequently, in Arizona and elsewhere, you're not alone.And according to many researchers, climate change is among the chief causes.
People in Arizona are more likely to believe that global warming is a real thing than people in any other state.It may be easy to believe, since a large portion of the state is essentially a Crock-Pot that cooks humans during the summer, but it may also be difficult to believe, given the conspiracy- ... More >>
The buckled pavement on U.S. Route 89 outside of Page, which was shown in almost-unbelievable photos released on Wendesday, was likely caused by a landslide.Aside from the highway just looking dangerous, one of the Arizona Department of Transportation's engineers says the guardrail to the side of th ... More >>
A bill that would allow teachers to address "weaknesses of existing scientific theories" has been explained by the bill's sponsor, and that explanation isn't exactly comforting.Part of Senate Bill 1213 bill says that school districts and schools would "assist teachers to find effective ways to prese ... More >>
We had a temporary, though intense, urge to flee the state after reading Michael Clancy's climate-change apocalypse story in today's Arizona Republic. Clancy's story describes how climate change could turn Arizona from the paradise it is today into a scorched, polluted, economically challenged wast ... More >>
Miniature Tigers Crescent Ballroom Thursday, March 8 See the full Miniature Tigers slideshow here. I'm gonna go ahead and start with the general takeaway feeling from Thursday night's lineup of four, under-the radar(ish) bands playing before an audience of Phoenix's finest (and drunkest) indie ... More >>
Image: National Weather ServiceA Doppler radar image captures the enormity of the July 5 dust storm. The July 5 dust storm was among the most "significant" ever seen by National Weather Service experts who have been in the Valley 30 years, according to a new online report.Everything you wante ... More >>
We loved the story in Saturday's Arizona Republic about Robert Trombley, the volcano "expert" who runs a research center out of his Apache Junction trailer. Photo Credit: http://www.intlvrc.org/rbt-bio.htm Robert Trombley's credentials weren't questioned the first time the Arizona Republic pu ... More >>
Avoid desert disasters with a guided hike
Global warming threatens to sink Santa's workshop and push reindeer toward extinction, a renowned climatologist tells New Times. As we've read in recent months, climate change could melt the ice cap at the North Pole during the summer in 10 to 20 years, according to some estimates. Scientists aren't ... More >>
Lisa Jackson, the head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, has been so focused on saving the world from America's greenhouse gases that she seems to have forgetten about serious pollution in the Phoenix area. Jackson is in Copenhagen this week for the international talks on carbon r ... More >>
www.wikipedia.comThe famed "Manbearpig" pokes fun at fear mongering some folks associate with global warmingArizona Senator John McCain is the new target of the "green" movement, so much so that Repower America, an offshoot of Al Gore's Alliance For Climate Protection, has opened an office right ... More >>
www.greendaily.com PETA Wants to turn the Arizona State Capitol into a billboard featuring its famous "Lettuce Ladies"People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent Arizona Governor Jan Brewer a letter today, offering to rent space on the outside walls of the state capitol building ... More >>
Everybodys all-American on desert-island tour
Zombie Ball: Undead Dancers and One Freaky Side Show I was halfway to the drug store when I remembered what I was wearing: a suit coat stained with blood and ripped to as though it had been run over. My face was paled like parafin and my eyes were sunken. I was a creature of the night in desperate n ... More >>
So we've all heard Al Gore foretell the end of days in his Oscar-winning doc An Inconvenient Truth. But let's be honest: Al Gore, God love him, isn't the most, shall we say, engaging of speakers. This is the man who made kissing his own wife look creepy and robotic. So when we heard that the Arizona ... More >>
Most conspiracy theories are so ridiculous, it's hard to choose which are the least plausible or which faces the higher mountain of opposing evidence. Some seem within the realm of the possible, such as the ones that surround the assassination of JFK, the Pearl Harbor attack or the murder of Pr ... More >>
The right-leaning American for Prosperity group is bringing its Hot Air Tour to Phoenix on Saturday, offering tethered hot air balloon rides and speeches on the huge costs of trying to solve global warming. Tom Jenney, director of the AFP's Arizona chapt ... More >>
Paint it green
Al Gore takes on the other imminent threat to America
Letters from the week of January 16, 2003
Environmental groups sent out a worldwide call to save the gray whale from a Mexican salt plant. They got millions of dollars and thousands of new members. But scientists found no threat to the whales.
After a 70-year hiatus and a confrontation with the world, the Makah tribe resumes its communion with the gray whale
The Western Pacific gray whale, once thought extinct, clings to life in a remote Siberian sea. Biologists fear their research is providing cover for massive oil drilling that threatens to wipe out this lost tribe once and for all.
Lunch with a paleontologist
Should boom towns like Prescott let little things like water shortages keep them from growing?
ASU's Donald Johanson redefined our understanding of man's origins. But when he told the world about it in books and on TV, some scientists thought he talked too much.
Dave Wegner's career with the Bureau of Reclamation seemed to be at peak flow. He had no idea it was about to run dry.
Nationally renowned ASU scientist Robert Balling thinks environmentalists have exaggerated the threat of global warming. He knows politicians and the press have distorted the climate debate.
FOR THE ARIZONA THUNDERSTORM CHASERS, THE SKY'S THE LIMIT. AND THEREIN LIES THE RUB.