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A Middle Finger to Our Grandchildren

Well, this is what happens when we hire an amateur. Against the advice of his most reasonable advisors, against the knowledge provided by the world’s best scientists, against the requests by a multitude of corporate leaders, against the pleas of … Continue reading

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Yes, climate change is real

Myths and Misconceptions – Part 1 I recently wrote about the perils of politicizing science. It’s legitimately harmful for accepted scientific principles to be treated as hoaxes due to political, religious, or business reasons. In a world increasingly dependent on … Continue reading

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Politicizing Science

Now that science denial is coming back into (political) fashion, and indeed, an entire government is going to be built on lies and bad information, I feel like it’s now my duty to combat incorrect information as much as I … Continue reading

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What’s at Stake in the 2016 Presidential Race

I just have a quick one for today. I’m going to dwell much further on this topic in upcoming months, but for now I will just start with this brief note. Three governmental bodies, the EPA, NOAA, and NASA, are … Continue reading

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Media Multitasking

Social media is a wonderful tool. Anyone can use it. That, sadly, is also its biggest drawback. I tend to accumulate pet peeves using sites like Facebook and Twitter. Mostly, it’s just opinions and posts that irritate me. Not really … Continue reading

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Foxes Guarding the Henhouse: Science Denial and Congress

The 2014 midterm elections brought about much change in the United States Congress. The Republican party gained seats in both the House and the Senate, bolstering an already wide majority in the House, while claiming a new majority in the … Continue reading

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