Archive for January 31st, 2011

Hottest year on record

| January 31, 2011 | 10 Replies
Hottest year on record

From IPS:

The year 2010 was the hottest ever measured since the beginning of the recordings, 130 years ago,” Anders Levermann, professor of climate system dynamics at the Physics Institute of the Potsdam University told IPS.

Over at Common Dreams, Sandy LeonVest despairs that this monumental finding doesn’t even make a blip in the national news. Nor is there any national concern about this:

The Energy Information Administration (EIA), in its annual projections for 2011, announced that it still expects fossil fuels to supply over three quarters of US energy consumption in 2035. The share of fossil fuels is expected to decline by only 5 percentage points — from 83 percent in 2009 to 78 percent in 2035.

I can’t get rid of that thought in my head – – that we will get what we deserve. It’s just the natural order of things.

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High schoolers deprived of education re evolution

| January 31, 2011 | 6 Replies
High schoolers deprived of education re evolution

From Mother Jones:

Based on data from the National Survey of High School Biology teachers, the authors estimate that only 28% of all biology teachers consistently teach evolutionary biology, while 13% explicitly advocate creationism or intelligent design.

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