Panning out ....

4 Aug 2011

As record sea ice melt this summer appears to have stalled we also learn that Scandinavian lakes during the 1970s and 1980s were not as acidified as environmental activists at the time got into a tizzy about - blaming the British coal industry and putting thousands of miners out of work (see www.physorg.com/print231391630.html ). See also www.dailygalaxy.com on July 12th - is Venus the Ultimate poster child for Global Warming?

Meanwhile, at www.physorg.com/print231506652.html radioactive decay is said to be the big ingredient of earth's heat (particularly uranium, thorium, and potassium) (from paper published in Nature Geoscience, July 2011) while at www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110801111752.htm we learn that microbes consumed the Gulf oil slick (Deepwater Horizon) in just 3 weeks (from a paper in the Aug 2nd edition of Environmental Research Letters).