Here we provide probabilistic sea level rise projections for the global coastline with warming above the 2 C goal. By 2040, with a 2 C warming under the RCP8.5 scenario, more than 90% of coastal areas will experience sea level rise exceeding the global estimate of 0.2 m, with up to 0.4 m expected along the Atlantic coast of North America and Norway.
Virtue Signalling. Birtherism. Dog Whistle. Criminals. Rapists. Birth of a Nation. Alt Right.
Tax Returns. No Tax Returns. Bankruptcy. Big Tax Writeoff.
Delegitimize. Jail Her. Rigged.
Citizens United. Koch. Adelson. Money = Free Speech.
Bragging about groping.
Is there any amount of scientific evidence that could persuade you to change your opinion?
Did you know that animal agriculture is also a large contributor to the greenhouse gas problem? Not only because of the animals' direct effects, but also the tremendous amounts of food they consume, rain forests cleared to grow feed crops, etc. Additionally, it uses significant amounts of fresh water.
In The China Study, the authors discuss ways in which nutrition science is riddled with conflict of interest. They say the food industry treats nutrition science as a marketing channel, and is largely able to neutralize negative messages about its products by controlling the direction of research and/or generating conflicting and confusing messages. Meanwhile, for example, some physicians personally seek dietary treatment for cardiovascular disease but still support a medical institution that prefers to recommend surgical intervention.
The term agnotology is an interesting one. Could be a real thing.
I think you're conflating society's needs with those of the company's shareholders.
Ever heard of externalities?
Made possible by 3D printing. Kickstarter only has 10 hours to go.
Three modes of persuasion/rhetoric identified by Aristotle are ethos, pathos, and logos.
ethos is an appeal to authority or credibility
pathos is an appeal to emotions
logos is an appeal to reason
Tthe pope's statement may have enough ethos with some audiences to make an impact.
The LightSail kickstarter crowdfunding campaign is still active. Moneys donated at this point will help fund a publicity campaign.
Jason Davis' blog has mission updates:
This is a test mission. Still a historic achievement for solar sailing, though. The real LightSail mission will launch in 2016.
Why not also end federal prohibition of a crop with a byproduct ("hurds") containing more than seventy-seven percent cellulose. It also chokes out weeds and can be grown on marginal land.
Maybe the time has finally come for large-scale transportation fuel production from biomass pyrolysis.
The same substance that did it all before. Low carbon footprint too.
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Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward.