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Monday, November 5, 2012

the sorry state of science education:

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I've heard this kind of "reasoning" many times: If it gets cold anywhere, anytime, even in winter, global warning isn't real.

These people have no concept of what "global" means; nor of what an average temperature is.

Sigh.

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BTW, there's an excellent article in the current New Scientist:

The great thaw: Charting the end of the ice age

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21628891.900-the-great-thaw-charting-the-end-of-the-ice-age.html

It synthesizes solar, atmospheric, and marine science into a nice whole that helps explains the temperature fluctuations at the end of the last Ice Age.