During the development of the atomic bomb, a nuclear physicist suggested that if we did create a nuclear fusion-based bomb (the hydrogen bomb), the heat would ignite the atmosphere and destroy the entire world.
Tag: global warming
there’s more to global warming than temperature and glacial melting. As it turns out, temperate zones will shift.
The question becomes if we should require vehicle inspections or not. There is something to be said for intruding on personal rights, but what of personal responsibilities? What of the requirement to make reasonable effort to be sure your vehicle doesn’t suddenly lose a tire on the highway causing a pile-up as it suddenly swerves unexpectedly?
Global Cooling 10/14/19
Competing hypotheses are relatively common in the sciences.
Global Cooling 8/29/19
there is not only a sudden influx of the very gases that are the root cause of the crisis, but worse, we are losing probably the most important tool for scrubbing them. This one-two punch may mean that it's already too late.
Drought with Melting Polar Ice Caps 6/22/19
If you look at a globe, you'll see bands of desert and temperate weather. These bands occur where, on average, the rain passes over (having evaporated but not yet cool enough to condense) and where it falls (the temperature is cool enough from where it evaporated to condense and fall).
Carbon Cycle Extension 2/25/19
The simple reality is that, for every ton of fossil fuel burned, it remains part of the carbon cycle, regardless of how many trees are planted. Some trees will hold the carbon longer depending on how long they live, but it's always temporary.
The Stifling of Science 1/20/19
With all of these sources of bias, both outside and inside of science, one has to wonder what the future of science might look like. It is time to take science more seriously at the risk of serious health and potentially death in the future of the human species, just as it is time to re-examine control of scientific findings at the risk of elitism within science itself.
Scientific Method 12/22/18
the idea of science classes is not to make people change their beliefs, but rather, to teach to question everything. The theory of evolution is based on the scientific method, the heart of every science course, while creationism is faith based. Just because something is based on faith does not make it less significant