How is an air conditioner supposed to know what temperature you want it to be without an Internet connection?
It will make the world a better place if your political opinions are based on evidence and logic.
If you can't use science to overturn part of your cultural identity, then you are missing the most critical requirement of an enlightened democracy and you don't actually comprehend science. Science is applicable to all beliefs and every decision you make everyday.
My previous comment from another article happen defends nuclear power.
However it will take more the eliminating coal to reduce our emission by 80%-90% in the next 35 years.
If there was wide acceptance of AGW we could get on with deciding what to do about it, which can generate a whole lot of genuine controversy and legitimate disagreement.
The only practical alternative to nuclear in many places is fossil fuel power generation which even when working perfectly is not safe for the environment.
Its a lot easier to predict when you know what gene you are transferring then old fashion selective breeding which we have practiced for 10s of thousands to years and managed to change this into this.
They are using the same idea this time. Spending millions of dollars on a desalination plant will cause droughts to end.
In Canada, federally, third party advertising on political issues during elections is allowed, but regulated with reporting requirements and spending limits.
Also corporate and union donations to political parties are banned and individual donation are limited to about $1,200 dollars per year.
Like the US we have constitutionally protected freedom of expression, but there is also section one which says, "The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society."
So freedom of expression can be limited in the name of democracy.
I Canada OTA broadcasters don't get money from cable companies, but they manage to survive. (Non-OTA channels do get some money from cable companies)
Of course, in recent years the cable companies now own all the OTA broadcasters.
Once difference is that the energy is spread out over kilometers rather then all at one point near the surface.
This Quirks and Quarks story on the The Chelyabinsk Meteor talks about this and how the data suggests impacts are more common then we thought.
His stimulus during the Great Depression was good, but didn't go far enough. The New Deal was very controversial at the time, so perhaps he would have gone further if he could.
"If you take productive money and piss it away on boondoggle projects instead of useful purposes then it's a complete loss for the economy."
What about the most massive boondoggle project in history: World War II?
Massive increase in government spending, massing increase in government debt and massive increase in taxes all to build highly specialized equipment, ship it over seas and where it gets blown up.
The result: decades of economic growth and prosperity ending only with the rise of neo-Liberalism.
No tiles, yet, but the Mac App Store was introduced a few years ago.
You raise a good point. Maybe people are moving left socially, but right economically.
If the thing was life, NASA would be highly secretive about it until everything has been checked and reviewed and the President make the announcement.