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Entries from November 2012

Climate Experts To World

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Climate Experts To World: Act Boldly Now, or Pay Severely Later There is still time to avert worst impacts of climate change, but that means serious action and less talk Waves crash ashore near the Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn, N.Y., ahead of Hurricane Sandy's landfall on Monday, Oct. 29. Climate change is here now, conclude […]

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Is the World Bank turning up the heat?

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2012/11/20121130614818404.html: Is the World Bank turning up the heat? Bank warns dire consequences if global warming is not countered, but its own work may be contributing to climate change.

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A global movement as a failsafe

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/index.php?s=new+communism The previous post raises the critical question of a global movement, the intent of our multiple posts here on the subject of a ‘new communism’, which is really a blank form to be filled out along the lines of the original prophets of such a future. Although discussions in the context of American politics […]

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Global Movement Needed to Change ‘The Rules’ of Inequality

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Tax havens are allowing a “tiny global elite” to “extract trillions of dollars” from rich and poor countries alike http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/11/30-1

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Chasing Ice, Changing Lives

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

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Is an electoral path to climate change viable?

November 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Climate Change Is Happening Now – A Carbon Price Must Follow The extreme weather events of 2012 are what we have been warning of for 25 years, but the answer is plain to see Will our short attention span be the end of us? Just a month after the second “storm of a century” in […]

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Carbon Zero

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Alex Steffen’s ‘Carbon Zero’ Grist is proud to present the full text of Alex Steffen’s new book, Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet.

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“Carbon Zero”

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Our Climate Is Headed Toward ‘Extremely Dangerous’ or ‘Catastrophic:’ Here’s Our Best Off Plan For Staving Off Total Disaster Alex Steffen’s new book “Carbon Zero” offers solutions on how to pull us back from the brink of disaster.

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Solar Energy Sector Lights Up in California

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

RG mail Solar Energy Sector Lights Up in California As US co-operative renewable energy sector grows, proponents await national position on climate change at COP18. By Dave Ron November 23, 2012 Aljazeera http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/11/2012111114366973432.html

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#occupy newsfeed

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

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Need for global movement formation

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/14193/somewhere_under_the_rainbow/ The question of movement building, as one post today suggests (will comment later), has passed beyond the stage of the nation state, to the double issues of cliamte change, transnational capital and globalization, making a global movement necessary.

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The Great Transition

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap7_6_2.htm We tend that that ‘man evolved’ and then constructed civilization, but the speciation of man is still underway, and the rise of civilization is a second great stage to the emergence of ‘homo sapiens’. ——————————— http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/intro1_1_1.htm A dose of empiricism The revolution in our knowledge of world history has uncovered something that must challenge […]

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PT: God as a Superhuman: A (belated) Response to Jason Rosenhouse

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2012/11/god-as-a-superh.html

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Pat Robertson: Dinos Lived BEFORE Humans!

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2012/11/pat-robertson-d.html

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NCSE newsletter

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Dear Friends of NCSE, A new issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach is published — with exciting news about the journal’s future to boot. The issue of public funding of private schools that teach creationism is in the news again in Louisiana. And a bill requiring the teaching of “intelligent design” is expected in Montana. […]

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Giberson, evolution debates

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/giberson-tries-to-extract-himself-from-creationist-muck-but-channels-nicholas-wade-instead/

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UD: Detecting the supernatural: Why science doesn’t presuppose methodological naturalism, after all

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/detecting-the-supernatural-why-science-doesnt-presuppose-methodological-naturalism-after-all/ Memo to Eugenie Scott and the National Center for Science Education: the claim that scientists must explain the natural world in terms of natural processes alone, eschewing all supernatural explanations, is now being openly denied by three leading scientists who are also outspoken atheists. I’m referring to physicist Sean Carroll, and biologists Jerry Coyne […]

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DNA a Stupid Design? Can Benner Do Better?

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2012/11/dna_a_stupid_d066891.html

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Rare Cat

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Rare Cat Captured on Camera by Jennifer Viegas posted on November 30, 2012 03:31PM GMT http://richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2012/11/30/rare-cat-captured-on-camera#.ULjhqCYo6M8 A photo of an oncilla documents the first-known occurrence of this extremely rare, spotted cat in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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The Beginning of Everything

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

The Beginning of Everything: New Paradigm Shift for the Infant Universe This image is a plot of the power spectra in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) predicted in Loop Quantum Cosmology and in the Standard Inflationary Scenario. The two different spectra are contrasted in this plot, which shows their ratio as a function of k, […]

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Grand Canyon as Old as the Dinosaurs

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Grand Canyon as Old as the Dinosaurs: Dates for Carving of Western Grand Canyon Pushed Back 60 Million Years ScienceDaily (Nov. 29, 2012) — An analysis of mineral grains from the bottom of the western Grand Canyon indicates it was largely carved out by about 70 million years ago — a time when dinosaurs were […]

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Nanobiotechnology

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Nanobiotechnology: Versatile 3-D Nanostructures Using DNA ‘Bricks’ ScienceDaily (Nov. 29, 2012) — Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have created more than 100 three-dimensional (3D) nanostructures using DNA building blocks that function like Lego® bricks — a major advance from the two-dimensional (2D) structures the same team built a […]

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Hard Times Redux

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

When Plutocrats Blame the Poor by JOSEPH RICHARDSON London. In Charles Dickens ‘Hard Times’, there is a scene where one of the main protagonists is exposed for having repeatedly lied about the humbleness of his origins. After constantly regaling acquaintances with the story of how he was abandoned to a life of penury by a […]

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Four trillion tonnes of ice

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Greenland and Antarctica ‘have lost four trillion tonnes of ice’ in 20 years • Landmark study by global team of scientists published • Finds melting polar ice has led to 11mm rise in sea level • Greenland losing ice five times faster than early 1990s The study found that while eastern Antarctic was gaining some […]

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