Climate facts to warm to

The Australian publishes an interesting detail about coverage of climate change: Duffy asked Marohasy: “Is the Earth still warming?” She replied: “No, actually, there has been cooling, if you take 1998 as your point of reference. If you take 2002 as your point of reference, then temperatures have plateaued. This is certainly not whethat you’d expect if carbon dioxide is driving temperature because carbon dioxide levels have been increasing but…

Owly 2

Carolyn, my five-year-old, wept in the middle of “Owly 2: Just a Little Blue.”  The Owly books use no words, just icons and facial expressions to tell some very complex stories. Carolyn likes stories about adventure and friendship, and she’s a visual learner. Once I helped her interpret the first few speech bubble icons, she was able to “read” the story to me quite easily. Bedtime is always a struggle…