Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings
[BLOG] Some Tuesday links
Over at Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait reproduces a map showing how temperatures across most of North America are substantially higher than normal, and notes that so far the climate changes resemble the early predicted effects of climate change.
BagNewsNotes’ Michael Shaw notes that of the three pictures of Anderson Cooper used to illustrated his coming-out blog post, two of them feature him in war zones. What does this choice of photographs say?
Will Baird at The Dragon’s Tales let me know that apparently dinosaurs were feathered, or at least that feathers were much more common than previously assumed.
Geocurrents observes that plans in Ethiopia to build dams on the Nile to support Ethiopian economic development are making Egypt, dependent on the waters of the Nile, worried.
Guistino at Itching for Eestimaa considers genetic diversity–and, of necessity, past and present ethnic diversity–in modern Estonia.
I only hope that the anecdote that The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer shares about two New Yorkers’ ignoring an assault victim was a joke.
Registan’s Casey Michel writes about how ongoing disputes over maritime boundaries on the Caspian Sea between the five littoral states–Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan–are starting to produce serious problems.