I wonder if the recording industry rights holders in Europe can or have already used this to have links to pirated material removed from Google.
But it increased — a lot — instead of shrinking
Did you read the part of the summary that says " two dimensional area". The volume of ice is not increasing, not even a little. Below is a link with a pretty thorough explanation with lots of citations pertaining to how the data is gathered and measured. The last line clearly states "Antarctica is losing land ice as a whole, and these losses are accelerating quickly." http://www.skepticalscience.co...
The same decline can be seen in northern lakes
Are you trying to suggest that the earths ice sheets are NOT diminishing?
Renewables alone are going to be insufficient for the world's energy needs
And it will ALWAYS be this way right? Because technological improvements and scale never NEVER done anything to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
When I look at what we are able to accomplish. Things like landing a drone on a comet, or level whole mountains, or the internet, I am reminded that we can do almost anything we put our mind to. Sadly political will seem more difficult to overcome then the laws of nature.
Samuel P. Huntington called this twenty years ago in his book Clash of Civilisations
All doctors are private business owners who bill the public insurance company. That is basic health insurance only. Many companies provide their workers extended insurance to cover things not included in the basic government insurance. Extended health insurance is an open market of private companies.
The government insurance company has an interest in keeping costs down which they do through public information campaigns to promote preventative measures such as early screening, active lifestyles etc.
It is a great system and I was really sad that the US didn't explore this option. There were just to much lies and propaganda in the US about "Guberment doctors". I live in Canada and have never seen a "gubberment doctor" in my life.
The narrow mandate of increasing shareholder value is just too damn narrow and has been baked into the culture. Just change the rules and the culture will change.
America like to deride Europe for leaning too much towards public good, but I am not so sure that the American model is working so well.
The areas that the USA leans more towards liberty sometimes often seems to promote poverty, violence and human suffering. As I am sure you know, America leads in many undesirable stats such as child mortality, violent crimes, inequality, etc.
I think a little more acceptance of the principals of harm reduction could go a long way and leave fewer people feeling like they have no choice. (As an aside you guys should have gone for public health insurance. I know the propaganda talks about "Guberment doctors" and death panels. But its malarkey. Its public "insurance" and private doctors. At least that's what we have in Canada)
TSA Screenings seem like an awfully petty thing to be concerned about considering the much larger glitches in the US culture. Its sort of like the commenter farther below who put Road Side DUI checks on par with mass unwarranted surveillance of phone and email.