As the snow piles up along the East Coast the climate change debate continues to rage with skeptics mocking global warming fears saying it seems more like "global cooling".
As the snow piles up along the East Coast the climate change debate continues to rage with skeptics mocking global warming fears saying it seems more like "global cooling". "Most climate scientists respond that the storms are consistent with forecasts that a heating planet will produce more frequent and more intense weather events. But some independent climate experts say the blizzards in the Northeast no more prove that the planet is cooling than the lack of snow in Vancouver, B.C., or the downpours in Southern California prove it is warming. To illustrate its point of view, the family of Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., a leading climate-change skeptic, built a 6-foot-tall igloo on Capitol Hill and put a cardboard sign on top that read ‘Al Gore's New Home.’ The extreme weather, Inhofe said by e-mail, reinforced doubts about scientists' conclusion that global warming was ‘unequivocal’ and likely caused by human activity. Nonsense, responded Joseph Romm, a climate-change expert and former Energy Department official who writes about climate issues at the liberal Center for American Progress. ‘Ideologues in the Senate keep pushing the anti-scientific disinformation that big snowstorms are evidence against human-caused global warming,’ Romm wrote Wednesday."
Our experience of time may be blinding us to its true nature, say scientists.
- Time may not be passing at all, says the Block Universe Theory.
- Time travel may be possible.
- Your perception of time is likely relative to you and limited.
From questionable shipwrecks to outright attacks, they clearly don't want to be bothered.
- Many have tried to contact the Sentinelese, to write about them, or otherwise.
- But the inhabitants of the 23 square mile island in the Bay of Bengal don't want anything to do with the outside world.
- Their numbers are unknown, but either 40 or 500 remain.
At least he wasn't burned at the stake, right?
- The letter suggests Galileo censored himself a bit in order to fly more under the radar. It didn't work, though.
- The Royal Society Journal will publish the variants of the letters shortly, and scholars will begin to analyze the results.
- The letter was in obscurity for hundreds of years in Royal Society Library in London.
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