Shutdown: The Impact upon science

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Nature and also Scientific American have published the same article that throws a spotlight upon some of the ways that the Shutdown is impacting science. The impact is quite real because the shutdown rather obviously impacts federally funded NASA, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Additionally all grant processing by the National Science Foundation (NSF) … Read moreShutdown: The Impact upon science

Climate Change will dramatically alter ecosystems

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Today’s key message is this: Without dramatic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, most of the planet’s land-based ecosystems—from its forests and grasslands to the deserts and tundra—are at high risk of “major transformation” due to climate change. This comes from a newly published study by an international research team. Climate change warnings are often labelled as … Read moreClimate Change will dramatically alter ecosystems

‘Powerful evidence’ of global warming’s effect on seasons found in troposphere

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How do we know that humans are responsible for Global warming, or that there is in fact any Global warming at all, what evidence do we have? There are in fact several lines of evidence. We know that certain gases such as CO2 are greenhouse gases. This is been an established fact for rather a … Read more‘Powerful evidence’ of global warming’s effect on seasons found in troposphere

4 GOP Senators conspire to attack evidence-based science

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In a very Cult-of-Trump move, four well-known Republican Senators have collaborated and conspired to keep people ignorant. The story comes via Mother Jones where an article by Dan Spinilli puts it like this … These 4 GOP Senators Are Shocked that the National Science Foundation Encourages Science Education So they are asking for an investigation. … Read more4 GOP Senators conspire to attack evidence-based science

Communicating “Truth”

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I’d like to point to two specific articles today that are related to the idea of communicating things that are true. Before we dip in, let’s first establish what we mean by “truth”. Religious truth is never wrong In a religious context communication of “truth” is the promotion of ideas that are deemed to be … Read moreCommunicating “Truth”