Wednesday, March 12, 2014

fuck-knows-what-this-blog-is said: Hey there, If you can, can you help me come up with some debates and conclusions to this question, “Climate change is our fault; everyone should do something about it.”

I’m not sure how I would come up with “debates,” but here’s an extensive list of objections to anthropogenic climate change from skeptics along with their science-based rebuttals.

That answers the first half of your question, and I welcome everyone here to add their own sources if they have them. The second half of your question is more like ethics and policy — rather than science — which are murkier affairs. Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Science has a collection of links on the subject, but I haven’t looked through them all and can’t vouch for their utility. Again, if anyone has more resources on this, feel free to share.

Hope this helps.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 Monday, May 6, 2013
isomorphismes:

Population distribution of the United States in units of Canadas.

isomorphismes:

Population distribution of the United States in units of Canadas.

(Source: isomorphismes)

Monday, April 22, 2013

jtotheizzoe:

Happy Earth Day, everyone. Take care of it, it’s the only one we’ve got (at least until Rose and The Doctor introduce us to New Earth in a few billion years).

It’s always a good time to celebrate how wonderful our planet is, but this day especially. And there’s no better tribute than this animated adaptation of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot by Ehdubya, right?

And because I love you guys, here’s another animated “Pale Blue Dot”, from ORDER animation:

Happy Earth Day!

Sunday, April 21, 2013
It’s so bad that the Czech Embassy in the US had to put out an official statement explaining that Chechen does not mean Czech.
Submitted by MostlyWibbly. Thanks!
Also included in the submission was a link to this site on North American accent distribution, which is also linked to on this (very old) post of my own.

It’s so bad that the Czech Embassy in the US had to put out an official statement explaining that Chechen does not mean Czech.

Submitted by MostlyWibbly. Thanks!

Also included in the submission was a link to this site on North American accent distribution, which is also linked to on this (very old) post of my own.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

"A ‘Whom Do You Hang With?’ Map of America"

Robert Krulwich, NPR:

Look at the center of this map, at the little red dot that marks Kansas City. Technically, Kansas City is at the edge of Missouri, but here on this map it’s in the upper middle section of a bigger space with strong blue borders. We don’t have a name for this bigger space yet, but soon we will.

I would call it, for the moment, “The Part Of America Kansas City Hangs With” because that’s what this map is saying. It’s a new, intriguing way to see our country. This one was built by tracking dollar bill circulation. There’ve been similar maps built from phone call data. The idea here is to show America not as 50 states, but as regions where people do stuff together.

If you’ve ever wondered how the people of the United States organize themselves beyond their several states, take a look at these maps of where their dollar bills travel (top) and who they call on the phone (bottom).

Saturday, April 13, 2013 Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The only truly politically correct joke.

Submitted by Ian from WWU. Thanks!
(Although, since this list is trying to avoid non-ethnic nationalities, I should point out nitpick that neither Scots nor Welsh fit in the list.)

The only truly politically correct joke.

Submitted by Ian from WWU. Thanks!

(Although, since this list is trying to avoid non-ethnic nationalities, I should point out nitpick that neither Scots nor Welsh fit in the list.)