Sliver of Light in a Dark Time

Rep. Lamar Smith, one of congress’ leading climate deniers, and Chair of the purported “Science” committee in the US House, has announced he is retiring.  We don’t have the genitalia photos, yet. I, for one, can wait. In the meantime,…
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Sun Halo in Sweden

Spectacular Sun halo display, with a 22° halo, parhelic circle, sundogs and a tangent arc as well as 44° parhelia (sundogs) and 46° halo, spotted in Vemdalen, Sweden on December 1, 2017 https://t.co/yUgpfe2heS pic.twitter.com/Sv2OyvlC9G — Massimo (@Rainmaker1973b) December 2, 2017…
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A Religion Called Economy

Published also in Italian in "Effetto Cassandra"  A post by Michele MigliorinoThe idea that religions are giving way to a more advanced human level of existence is part of common knowledge. Science and technology are emancipating humankind from mythical and…
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Polar Bears and Arctic sea ice

Jeff Harvey, who is an occasional commenter here, is lead author of a recent paper on [i]nternet blogs, polar bears, and climate-change denial by proxy. The paper itself is open access, and if you would like to read some posts…
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New research, November 20-26, 2017

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Figure is from paper #6. Climate change 1. Acceleration in the global mean sea level rise: 2005-2015 "Our results show that the acceleration during the last decade (0.27 ±…
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Science communication – again

There are a number of possible things to write about, but I thought I might have a brief rant about a topic I find of interest. A tweet by David Roberts (who I mostly like) caused a bit of a…
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Life Comes at you Fast, General Flynn

It's not nice to gloat. But in this case it's appropriate. https://t.co/CWQ17tA97N — John Schindler (@20committee) December 1, 2017 Associated Press: Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is scheduled to plead guilty to making false statements to the FBI. A plea hearing…
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Houston

… Back in 1836, Houston said to Travis “Get some volunteers and go, Fortify the Alamo.” Well the men came from Texas, And from old Tennessee And they joined up with Travis, Just to fight for the right to be…
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