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Chart of the Day: Urban Growth vs January Temperature (US)

Here’s a chart from a NY Times story about how growth continues in the sunbelt cities, and not so much in the Northern parts of the country: For the record, the Twin Cities are growing faster than many other cities in the midwest or upper midwest, but the take-away from the Times piece is this: […]

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Chart of the Day: Forecast Greenhouse Emissions by Mode

Via Todd Graham on Twitter, here’s a chart that shows traffic projections that I can get behind: future emissions by mode in Minnesota, given some assumptions about traffic and fuel. Here are the projected changes: For anyone serious about climate change, thinking about mode share and transportation patterns is crucial to actually slowing our emissions growth. It’s […]

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Chart of the Day: Annual Global Temperature Anomaly Relative to a Base Average

From a blogger that devotes their life to debunking climate denial comes this chart… If you’re younger than 30, you’ve never experienced a month in which the average surface temperature of the Earth was below average. […] The variability we observe in surface temperature comes primarily from understood patterns of weather. Many have heard of El […]

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Chart of the Day: Daily Incoming Solar Radiation (By Latitude)

You might have noticed that the days are getting shorter up here underneath the 49th Parallel (aka Canada’s Waistband). It’s not your imagination, it’s true! Insolation is a climatological term for Incoming Solar Radiation, or the total amount of the sun’s energy that strikes the Earth during a day. This number varies quite a lot depending […]

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Building for a Bipolar Climate

I tend to do most non-lethal things that I’m challenged to do. I refuse to walk my bike up hills despite riding a single speed (when at all physically possible). As an 11-year old, I drank a half bottle of Texas Pete in exchange for $5 after being dared by my loving mother. A year […]

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Minnezona – Or a Solution to Our Climate Crisis

March 32, 2014 In a joint press conference, Governors Mark Dayton of Minnesota (Pop: 5.4 million )  and Jan Brewer of Arizona (Pop: 6.5 million) announced a plan for a merger of their respective states to  lower costs, gain market share, and take advantage of  synergies. They announced they would be co-Governors, and meet jointly, […]

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