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Richard Muller Converts, Human Activity Causes Global Warming
2012-07-30 14:38:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One skeptical climate scientist has changed his beliefs, and now says that human activity is indeed causing the Earth to warm. Prof Richard Muller, who founded the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project, admitted in a New York Times opinion piece on Saturday that he was a "converted skeptic." He admitted that a new study aimed at looking into climate change skeptics' concerns helped alter his beliefs. "Last year,...

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2010-12-22 15:15:00

By Robert Sanders,  UC Berkeley Richard Muller is a guy who thinks spouting fun physics facts will make you the life of the party. And his new book, "The Instant Physicist: An Illustrated Guide," may just convince you he's right. Who knew, for example, that liquor, by law, must be radioactive? Or that you really can get your clothes whiter than white? Or that the earth is travelling through space at a million miles per hour? These are some of the astonishing facts Muller, a professor of...

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2005-03-15 07:43:03

BERKELEY, CA -- A detailed and extensive new analysis of the fossil records of marine animals over the past 542 million years has yielded a stunning surprise. Biodiversity appears to rise and fall in mysterious cycles of 62 million years for which science has no satisfactory explanation. The analysis, performed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California at Berkeley, has withstood thorough...