Tag Archives: Alarmism

A One-Minute Elevator Speech on Climate Change

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The Political Cost of Energy

The modern world, love it or hate it, requires energy and lots of it.  Everything we do uses energy, from transportation, to electricity, for heating and cooling our homes, for healthcare, for agriculture and food production, for every kind of … Continue reading

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You Can’t Fix Stupid – California!

My wife and I have this running commentary about stupidity.  She often says, “You can’t fix stupid.”  I say you can, but I admit that sometimes stupid gets fixed through Darwinian evolution, or stupid gets replaced by other stupid.  Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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AAAS and the Uncertainty of Science

The morning email onslaught delivered the usual assortment of junk along with some gems. Among the latter was a climate science fundraising letter from Rush D. Holt, PhD and CEO of The American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS … Continue reading

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North to Alaska and Earth’s Wild Journey Through Space and Time

The always effervescent one and I just returned from a memorable trip to Alaska via British Columbia and the Inside Passage. We traveled by plane, train, and automobile, but also by cruise ship, over a period of 19 days seeing … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

Today, the world is trying to comprehend why a commercial pilot would intentionally fly an airplane into the side of a mountain.  Undoubtedly, there will be suggestions for preventing such tragedies in the future.  Ironically, it appears this horrific occurrence at … Continue reading

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A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

Thank you William for bringing Juliet to life so she could speak such profound truth.  What difference does it make what a thing is called?  The smell is that of a rose, even if it is called rafflesia or perhaps … Continue reading

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Faulty Assumptions and Illogical Reasoning

Editorial writers often present arguments based upon false assumptions. When this is followed by illogical reasoning, the result may be amusing, frustrating, or both. This, of course, depends entirely upon the perspectives and psychopathologies of the readers and whether they … Continue reading

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Choose Your Battles

It was my grandmother who often offered this wise advice.  Unfortunately, advice is easily offered, but not so easily followed.  When emotions hijack us, we’re in no mood for thoughtful consideration. Yesterday, the United States Senate Committee on Environment and … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Deceived

We can be so easily fooled by an illusion or by what someone tells us.  It happens all the time.  in the photograph at the right, it appears that I’m leaning on a large cactus, which would not be wise in most circumstances.  … Continue reading

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