Despite big data to the contrary, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate, while conceding that climate change is real and not a “hoax”, as Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma formerly claimed, still refused to admit that humans are responsible for the current warming of the planet. 288 more words
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Ever since the horrendous loss of life, property and the desolation caused by Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged New Orleans and much of the Gulf of Mexico’s northern coastal lands and inland states in the U.S., and caused many deaths and injuries over the last few days of August 2005, people everywhere have become increasingly concerned about global warming causing more violent storms and causing other kinds of extreme weather (floods, droughts, heat waves), with the effects worsening and becoming more pronounced over time. 1,134 more words
NBC News reports that Pope Francis is convinced that global warming is “mostly” man-made and that he hopes his upcoming encyclical on the environment will encourage negotiators at a climate change meeting in Paris to make “courageous” decisions to protect God’s creation. 296 more words
Or, how to get started with Venus, minus the hardware to do the job.
There is quite a bit of talk about terraforming planets. The basic premise is that you find a planet that’s in a star’s “habitable” zone and you change it’s atmospheric conditions, and possibly other elements of the planet’s characteristics, to make the planet substantially more comfortable for humans to live on. 2,872 more words