I’ve not yet found the 90 minutes to watch the thorium video that kicked off this little series — I will. In the meantime, thanks to Jim Gulecas for passing on this “very layman friendly documentary,” which at 28 minutes I did find time to watch. (And. per yesterday’s column, if you prefer reading to watching, here is the compelling case in Popular Mechanics.)
All of this is so critically important, because . . .
FROM THE PAGES OF THE ROLLING STONE
Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe – and that make clear who the real enemy isJuly 19, 2012 9:35 AM ET
If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven’t convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate change: June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States. That followed the warmest May on record for the Northern Hemisphere – the 327th consecutive month in which the temperature of the entire globe exceeded the 20th-century average, the odds of which occurring by simple chance were 3.7 x 10-99, a number considerably larger than the number of stars in the universe. . . .
Granted, this article is based on science, as developed by academics, appeared in “the media” and calls for government action — which is a problem, because Rush Limbaugh gets deeply red in the face as he identifies for his millions of faithful listeners “the four pillars of deceit” — “academia, science, government, and the media.” But for those of us who see validation of science everywhere — the miracle of cell phones and of air travel are not in fact miracles, they are the reality-based products of cause and effect, born of centuries of accumulated logical scientific thought — this is an article worth reading in full.
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Governments are necessarily continuing concerns. They have to keep going in good times and bad. They therefore need a wide margin of safety. If taxes and debt are made all the people can bear when times are good, there will be certain disaster when times are bad.~Calvin Coolidge
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