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Why the Climate Change Debate Makes No Sense - Crockpot 05.09.12


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It turns out that only about a tenth of Americans believe climate change isn’t real, and more than two thirds think it should be a bigger political issue. The findings, by Yale and George Mason University, fly in the face of what’s passing for an environmental debate in this country, says Ecopolitology. Most Americans also believe the environmentalism/economic growth conflict is a false one and that sustainability can help create jobs. The really weird part? Another George Mason study back in 2010 found that about a quarter of weathercasters thought global warming was a hoax. But honestly, who believes what the weatherman says?


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Knowing more than one language has a profound effect on brain development in children, and not just in language skills, says New Scientist. New studies have found that bilingual kids are better at concentrating, multitasking, and are faster to empathize with others. And in adults, bilingualism may even stave off the effects of aging, dementia, and Alzheimer’s as it keeps the brain active and vital. The best part? It’s never too late to learn. Read More.  

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5/19/2012 4:58:09 PM

This Earth is a unique little orb with what one might describe as having a magical occurrence of living organisms on our planet. Whether humans are creating the phenomenon of climate change, or the bombardment of cosmic rays causes the change, I am not willing to take chances on the delicate balance of living organisms. I vote for curtailing anything that might even hint of human activity causing change in our climate. I would rather be safe than sorry. Besides, anything flowing from the mouth of Pat Robertson and CBN is grounds for suspicion IMHO. Although, the Svensmark CERN experiments are very interesting, it only demonstrates to me that both phenomena might be the cause of global climate change.

judy cross
5/14/2012 12:18:23 AM

Of course climate change is real. It is what causes it that was the sticking place. Now we know it can't be CO2 for numerous reasons the chief one being there is too little of it to make a difference at 4/100 of 1%, which is about what 390 ppm is! Unless you believe in magic, I'd look up Svensmark CERN to find out what really causes the climate to change.