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Originally posted on Bobbing Around:
“We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history — until now” This editorial from one of the world’s most respected journals is worth reading. Regardless of other matters that may influence your vote,…
First, watch this: Having watched it, you may now have an idea what the ‘many worlds’ hypothesis is about. Focusing on the Schrödinger’s Cat example: when the box is opened, the universe splits into two; one in which the cat … Continue reading
Disclaimer: this lecture is actually entitled ‘The Age of Exploration’, but I think my title is more appropriate. Let’s make a planet in which nobody is starving. Let’s make a planet in which men and women have equal access to … Continue reading
This amazing five minute video illustrates the Mandelbrot set; an infinite geometric figure (a fractal). Obviously the video doesn’t delve into the entire set — if it were to do that, it would take a bit longer to watch than … Continue reading
Those who cannot learn from history are destined to repeat it. (– various attributions) Great quote. But learning from the past can be tricky… While thumbing through a copy of New Scientist I came across a reference to a German … Continue reading
Happy Earth Day, folks! Today is special, as it marks the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day. To celebrate this event, I want to point you to a couple of thingies… Recently, Kavita Ramial introduced me to a deep dive (10 … Continue reading
March, 2016: This video may be four years old, but it still shows promise…. (25 mins) November, 2018: Trump is on the scene now — but can he stop a steamroller? (6 mins) April 2020: Coronavirus and climate change (51 … Continue reading
Originally posted on Open Mind:
This graph should be on every billboard in the U.S. Paleo from PAGES2K: https://figshare.com/collections/Global_mean_temperature_reconstructions_over_the_Common_Era/4507043 combined with the surface temperature from Cowtan & Way http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~kdc3/papers/coverage2013/had4_krig_std.temp
This fifteen minute video details what the oil industry has known, for decades, about how its activities would affect the planet — and what they did about it. Their activities were profoundly successful, as evidenced by the multitudes who are, … Continue reading