Gore Puts Global Warming in a Partisan Lock Box
Gore endorsing Obama for the Democratic nomination during the primary campaign.
Standing on stage before a national TV audience at Mile High Stadium, Al Gore was a symbolic reminder of what could have been. He also delivered perhaps the best negative narrative about McCain of the convention. "I believe in recycling, but recycling Bush's policies is ridiculous," Gore told the 70,000 strong crowd.
Yet as I noted last week, what might be good for the convention and the Democratic party is probably not good for Gore's tireless work to mobilize a diversity of Americans on climate change. Indeed, when it comes to his mission of waking Americans up to the global warming problem, Gore just sent the strongest signal to date that the issue can easily be re-interpreted through a partisan lens.
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Archeologists had been doubtful since no such ship had ever been found.
- In 450 BCE, Greek historian Herodotus described a barge that's never been found.
- When the ancient port of Thonis-Heracleion was discovered, some 70 sunken ships were found resting in its waters.
- One boat, Ship 17, uncannily matches the Herodotus' description.
The blood of horseshoe crabs is harvested on a massive scale in order to retrieve a cell critical to medical research. However, recent innovations might make this practice obsolete.
- Horseshoe crabs' blue blood is so valuable that a quart of it can be sold for $15,000.
- This is because it contains a molecule that is crucial to the medical research community.
- Today, however, new innovations have resulted in a synthetic substitute that may end the practice of farming horseshoe crabs for their blood.
The Canadian professor has been on the Joe Rogan Experience six times. There's a lot of material to discuss.
- Jordan Peterson has constantly been in the headlines for his ideas on gender over the last three years.
- While on Joe Rogan's podcast, he explains his thoughts on the gender differences in society.
- On another episode, Peterson discusses the development of character through competition.
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