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Naomi Oreskes: Why we should trust scientists

This excellent TED talk by Naomi Oreskes covers many of the same topics we’ve discussed before, concerning the limitations of scientific expertise, why scientists trust experts in other fields, and why lay people should trust scientific consensuses. via Naomi Oreskes: Why … Continue reading

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Cosmos and civilization collapse through climate change

So, this note might be met with skepticism, but I had no idea when I composed my Bronze Age collapse entry this weekend that Cosmos would discuss how climate change had affected various civilizations throughout history, notably the Akkadian empire … Continue reading

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Climate Efforts Falling Short, U.N. Panel Says

In the sobering news department: Delivering the latest stark news about climate change on Sunday, a United Nations panel warned that governments are not doing enough to avert profound risks in coming decades. But the experts found a silver lining: … Continue reading

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Global Warming for Beginners — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

Ethan Siegel on global warming.  If you are still a skeptic about global warming, please consider taking a few minutes to learn about it. If you had never heard of global warming before, how would you figure out whether it’s happening? … Continue reading

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xkcd: Cold

via xkcd: Cold As I indicated in a previous post, we seem doomed to repeat this conversation every winter.  Now at least we’ll have an xkcd cartoon to point to.  (Well, assuming there wasn’t one already.)

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Here’s What These Record Low Temperatures Say About Global Warming

As the frigid polar vortex makes itself at home over a giant swath of the country, it’s also serving as fodder for all those equally unwelcome climate change deniers. Despite the fact that 97 percent of scientists agree that man-made … Continue reading

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Bill Nye Wants To Wage War on Anti-Science Politics, Make a Movie—And Save the Planet From Asteroids | Mother Jones

But of his new endeavors, he’s likely best known for his politically tinged, no-bullshit talk about science education in America. Over the past few years, he’s gained wide attention on social media, the lecture circuit, and television (he’s appeared on … Continue reading

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RealClearScience – 5 Easy Tips for Denying Scientific Consensus

Faced with unfortunate facts or inconvenient truths? Tired of closing your eyes, sticking your fingers in your ears, and screaming \”LA LA LA LA LA LA?\” Well, simply read RealClearScience\’s handy guide for denying scientific consensus. It\’s 100% proven to … Continue reading

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God Created Gravity: Why the U.S. Can’t Keep Pace With Slovenia | Jeff Schweitzer

God Created Gravity: Why the U.S. Can’t Keep Pace With Slovenia | Jeff Schweitzer. Jeff Schweitzer’s post bemoaning the problems in society caused by religion is getting a lot of attention around the web.  Schweitzer blames religion for the battles … Continue reading

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