12.11.2015

What We’re Reading

Shakespeare and Company bookstore in ParisRunning out of things to read? We’ve got you covered.

As the COP21 talks wind down, you might need something else to read about. Here is a selection of articles NCSE staff found interesting this week.

  • The iPhone 6 Makes Climate Change Simple, Bloomberg News, September 19, 2015 — An oldie, but a goodie! Eric Roston uses the iPhone to explain all things climate change.
  • Having Bacon with Their Bible: Southern Christians and the “Race” QuestionBioLogos, December 3, 2015 — the second installment of a series of three posts by Monte Hampton, based on his book Storm of Words: Science, Religion, and Evolution in the Civil War Era South (University of Alabama Press, 2014).
  • What’s a Species, Anyways? The New Republic, December 6, 2015 — How do you pass and enforce legislation to save a species, when the genetic evidence suggests it isn’t a species at all? The messiness of the biological species concept does more than just rankle—it has effects on conservation policy.
  • Dinosaurs Evolved in a Startlingly Short TimeScientific American, December 8, 2015 — Dinosaurs took perhaps a third of the time previously believed to evolve from their predecessors.  
  • What Climate Change Looks Like: Mountains with Little SnowThe New York Times, December 8, 2015 — Some alarming pictures of the snowpack or lack thereof in the high Sierras. (Part of an ongoing series “Chasing a Climate Deal in Paris”)
  • Ted Cruz Turns Up the Heat on Climate ChangeThe Atlantic, December 9, 2015 —Ted Cruz convened a hearing this week aimed at casting doubt on the scientific validity of human influence on climate change. The four witnesses who appeared were all prominent climate change deniers.  

Photo credit: Shakespeare and Company store in Paris by Jon Hurd. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.