An additional caveat to assessments of a 2030 ‘emissions gap’ is that most NDCs are formulated in terms of CO2-equivalent (CO2e)emissions, a composite metric of warming impact of different gases based on Global Warming Potentials (GWPs) from various IPCC reports. It is therefore impossible to assess precisely the 2030 emissions of CO2 itself that are … Continue reading Climate Change: Old Models Out, New Data in, but always the Same Prescription
At that time some people who were present there told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. He said to them in reply, "Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans? By no means! But I … Continue reading Unwoke Irma Changes Path, Leftist Narratives Hardest Hit
SHREVEPORT – As a high-school English teacher I have long struggled with the distraction of cell phones in the classroom. I know many teachers who have struggled with this issue and have found various ways to deal with it – most often simply incorporating that technology as an instructional tool. I’ve seen “Cell Phone Jail” … Continue reading Are We Addicted to our Cell Phones?
12th Doctor: Evolution perfects survival skills. Doctor Who Hide 2013 Of the delights of this world, man cares most for sexual intercourse. He will go to any length for it-risk fortune, character, reputation, life itself Mark Twain In short men. It’s been a long fight but the sexual revolution is over… ….We WON! DaTechGuy The … Continue reading #freestacy You can Believe in #Feminism Or #Evolution but not both
Dr. Leo Brewster: We used to tell people, eat this and you'll live to be 100. Now it's a death chart. Empty Next The Mentor 1991 Capt. Picard: A good scientist doesn't function by conjecture. Meribor: A good scientist functions by hypothesizing and then proving or disproving that hypothesis. Star Trek TNG The Inner Light … Continue reading Big Bangs & Cholesterol ? Science is never “Settled”
As a giant Historic" blizzard heads for the east coast to the point where I'm writing it before it gets there just in case there is no power let me suggest that even though it prompted me to actually buy a snowblower I suspect there is little "historic" about it beyond our perception of it. … Continue reading Cycles cycles and more cycles
Navin: [to thieves in car] Hey guess what, you're our 8th customer of the day, you've won a free oven mitt! I'll go get it for you. [Runs to phone in office with police on the line] Yeah I'm back they're going to be a while, don't worry I've rigged it. Phony Mr. Neusbaumn : … Continue reading Newton , Physics, Clean Rooms and the Laws of Perpetual Crisis
Apparently a Feminist author has written a book suggesting that the daily consumption of hormones to avoid pregnancy might not be the best thing for your body. And he tells the story with a bit of a prologue It would seem to be just common sense that the long-term use of artificial hormones — for … Continue reading Stacy McCain Discovers A New Group of Science Deniers
by Timothy Imholt My name is Timothy and I am a scientist. And I believe in climate change. Of course that's a little like saying I believe the earth is a sphere. The word climate is all but synonymous with the word change. Always has been, always will be. In the SOTU, Obama said man made climate … Continue reading Climate Change – Science or Ponzi Scheme? A Scientists Perspective
You know I am really getting upset at the reaction to Newt Gingrich's moonbase idea. I would argue that we have to get our economy in order before we consider such a thing but for whatever reason this has all become a joke. On morning Joe they are laughing, on John Stewart they are laughing. … Continue reading They laughed at the Wright Brothers…Great countries do Great things
In my post earlier today I talked about the shock of finding out about the crash and burn of a leading embryonic stem cell research company almost three weeks after the fact. I questioned why it got so little play: the idea that a whole branch of scientific inquiry; A branch that the left promoted … Continue reading The left and the science of denial
Remember when conservative and pro-life activists positions on embryonic stem cell research where proof that conservatives were backwards anti-science zealots, well guess what: The Democrats’ decade-long strategy of hyping embryo stem cell research crashed into a hard fact on Nov.15. That’s when Geron Corp., the world’s leading embryo research company, announced it was closing down … Continue reading The “Stem cell apology” line forms on the right
I am getting really sick of doing posts about Rick Perry but the left's apoplexy over him keeps inspiring me. You might recall the left went absolutely nuts when Herman Cain and later Newt Gingrich suggested that they might hesitate to appoint a Muslim to a cabinet post without being sure their loyalty was to … Continue reading Some religious tests are more equal than others
I noticed Jazz Shaw's post on Evolution linking to Steve Benen "look how dumb those Christians are" post, and Stacy McCain's answer.. Forgetting the fact that Mr. Benen apparently wants to put a religious test on who can serve in congress and forgetting his seeming ignorance concerning Christianity's history and science. I suggest he buy … Continue reading Evolution and God, goes together like the horse and carriage
When I see stories like this one I'm convinced that the only reason why the current White House hasn't gotten behind this idea is that they can't be sure how they will vote: "We affirm that all cetaceans as persons have the right to life, liberty and wellbeing," they said in a declaration after a … Continue reading But can they be persuaded to vote Democratic?