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On taking the Climate out of the Environment.

Posted on 30 April, 2017 at 16:25 Comments comments (6565)

On the CBC News I recently heard some disturbing information that references to 'man made climate change' were being removed from the US government’s environmental website, https://www.epa.gov.  To see for myself what was happening, I searched on that site for the occurrence of the words “global warming and man made carbon dioxide emissions” and got 2,270 hits. One of these was

Glossary...

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On the past, the Present, and the Future

Posted on 23 April, 2017 at 22:00 Comments comments (3326)

I've often heard the advice from Psychologists "Just live in the present, it's better for you". But we are exposed to history (the past) early in school. Most of us are fascinated about the past, and about the fact that more information about the past is becoming available through Science. Do you realize that the age of our solar system (4.568 billion years) is now more accurately established than most of us remember our own age (e.g. I'm 72, or is it just 71, or is it really 7...

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April 22, 2017, the Worldwide March of Science Day

Posted on 22 April, 2017 at 10:45 Comments comments (1410)

Background: a recent headline in the Washington Post - Historians say the March for Science is ‘pretty unprecedented’ .

Today my heart is with all those across the world, who march for the cause of  Science. For years, scientists have been saying that we live today in a "So-called Age of Science". The reason is that our politicians and popular cultures do not understand the basic scientific method of disc...

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