Thirdly, unless you've just moved to San Diego, you're quite aware of the 2003 and 2007 fires. These were (also) not the result of global warming.
I remember both of those cases well: classes are cancelled for a week, because they occurred during Fall semester in September/October. This one is in May. Having a longer fire season is exactly what the OP is stating.
China also won't join Russia because they don't want what Russian is proposing for Crimea, referendum for independent, become an international precedent for its many regions: Taiwan, Tibet, etc.
Why are we still in this Cold War mentality that the two formal communist countries are join at the hip. They have many diagonal interests, even during the Cold War.
Recently (last two years), I have noticed that most of the messaging activities between my contacts and I have be gradually shifting from Whatsapp to, ironically, Facebook messenger. I paid 3 years license a few years back. It looks like I will not be renewing.
I have no problem with presenting creationism as an alternative, as long as you include ALL creation myths in the curriculum. It wouldn't be "teaching the controversy" unless you teach them all.
I mean, sure, we all really KNOW that the world began when Udu the Space Tortoise shat out the earth and His godly flatulence created the sun, but we have to let the kids decide for themselves.
I have no problem with what you are suggesting either. Just don't do it in a science classroom because none of these are science.
Please! Someone buy these idiots a history book. This is such a perfect example of people who think they're smart but they actually know jack shit about anything except pushing bits. The funny thing is, after the first arbitrary detention and execution of a dissident for "lesse majesty" or "treason against the crown" they'd all be up in arms and in jail. I really hope they're not all really this stupid and this is all just a way to get a reaction.
Just so happened that I read this today:
These guys think they are smart. That if other smart people are put in charge, their ability (if they actually possesses it) would be recognized and rewarded. But if their innovation disturbs the power of elites that they are proposing to put on top, whom they think will grand them reward for innovation, they are reading history (if they have read history) wrong.
Seriously. If you imagine that you will come out on top when your competition in a job interview is a noticeably lesser-able, but probably competent, son of the CEO, you got to examine your understanding of human society.
With the rapid adoption of portable electronics, Eesha Khare, 18, of Saratoga, California, recognized the crucial need for energy-efficient storage devices. She developed a tiny device that fits inside cell phone batteries, allowing them to fully charge within 20-30 seconds. Eesha’s invention also has potential applications for car batteries.
Will be doing some more Googling, but seriously, a link to the lab in which she worked or article/abstract published would be nice. Surely these are gifted kids, but I can't help but think the reporter really doesn't understand what she's done to write any thing more than a press release.
Touch screens go out of calibration, leading to opportunities for all sorts of shenanigans.
Like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdpGd74DrBM
or get and Android Phone. That is what I am going to do.
Never underestimate what people are willing to go through (on any device) to mask the cognitive dissonant that the latest precious they just bought does not justify its price or hype. The effort people go through to justify the sunk cost, both in economy and psychology.
... what pot are the smoking when the set the price point
Something wrong with the 'y' key on your keyboard?
How so? The age of the universe was 13.7 billion years in 2006, now its 14.6 billion years old. According to science, the universe has aged 900 million years in just six years.
Details of your statement aside, you have inadvertently alighted on the fundamental difference between science and religion: when new evidence comes in, science is obligated to change their theories to account for it, whereas religion is obligated to deny the evidence in order to preserve their beliefs.
Even more to the point, there are multiple methods of measuring the age of the universe. Some more precise than other; Some more accurate than other. They are not in huge contradiction with each other, certainly no where near the ridiculus claims religion is making. http://astro.berkeley.edu/~dperley/univage/univage.html
People really needs to learn statistic and in addition to findings, reporter really need be able to report on the uncertainty of the findings.