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A Cool Look at Global Warming (Part 2)

September 29, 2014

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“The debate is over.” Al Gore said that about man-made climate change. A lot of other people have said it, too. But it isn’t true. If the debate were over, then no one would be debating it anymore. There was a time when it was widely believed that there were canals on Mars and bathing was […]

A Cool Look at Global Warming (Part 1)

September 21, 2014

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In my lifetime, we have been scared out of our minds by an assortment of impending disasters: nuclear war, asteroids, asbestos, fire ants, locusts, killer bees, rogue planets, Lyme Disease, Mad Cow Disease, SARS, swine flu, bird flu, Satanic cults, holes in the ozone, the Bermuda Triangle, alien abductions, the Y2K bug, and – every […]

We Have Everything to Fear, Except Fear Itself

June 30, 2011

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There’s a strange noise coming from somewhere. A scratching sound, muffled yet close by. It’s unsettling. We go looking for it, standing motionless in the middle of the living room, our heads tilted to one side. We listen. There it is again. It’s coming from inside that wall. There’s something alive in there! Even a […]

The Climate Change Hullabaloo

April 4, 2011

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I’ve always been somewhat prone to feelings of guilt. Things were my fault, for reasons I couldn’t necessarily explain. Sometimes I could draw a line from an action I’d taken and connect it directly to the disaster unfolding before me. At other times, I’d have to use a little imagination before comfortably ascending my throne […]