The North Pole Has Melted. Again.

“It’s a shallow lake. It’s a cold lake. But it is, actually, a lake,…”

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north pole has melted again

Course offerings this semester at UPRM: Farm Irrigation and Agroclimatology (TMAG)

I will be offering the following two courses this semester at UPR-Mayaguez. Please click the following links for the course fliers.

TMAG 5017 Agroclimatology

TMAG 4019 Farm Drainage and Irrigation Systems

Please feel free to contact me if you would like additional information about either course.

Eric Harmsen, Professor
University of Puerto Rico
Dept. of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00681
email: harmsen1000@hotmail.com, eric.harmsen@upr.edu
phone: 787-955-5102
websites: http://pragwater.com , http://bahai.org

irrigation

Is Global Warming Real?

I gave this homework assignment to my Agroclimatology class today.  Perhaps you would like to try it?

Homework Problem:  Do you believe that global warming is real?

Please read the articles and watch the YouTube video at the following links and provide me with a 1 page argument either for or against man-made global warming. (If you are not in my class, you don’t have to submit the 1 page argument, however, you may want to leave a comment below.)

Climate Change: ‘Hoax’ Or Crime Of The Century?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhendrickson/2012/09/16/climate-change-hoax-or-crime-of-the-century/

Most Used Climate Myths and what the science says….
http://www.skepticalscience.com/

TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege – David Roberts – Climate Change is Simple
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=A7ktYbVwr90

Why 2013 will be a year of crisis

Why 2013 will be a year of crisis

  • David Frum: The drought in the U.S., Russia and Australia is driving up food prices
  • He says sharp rises in prices have long been tied to unrest among the world’s poor
  • High prices have been cited as a cause of last year’s upheaval in Egypt and Tunisia, he says
  • Frum: The winner of November election in U.S. will have to deal with the consequences