Friday, June 7, 2013

News from the Future

11 comments:

  1. LMAO!!! I saw on the globe Gay Texas!!
    OH MY GODDESS THAT WAS HYSTERICAL!!

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  2. A little levity to end a stressful week!

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  3. I love how the holograms and editing and other tech-y stuff were over-the-top, and yet at the same time, not that far off from today's CNN, Fox, etc. Also, the newscast was 100% focused on the USA (well, what was the USA). A totally believable future!

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  4. I am so impressed - their coverage of global warming is superior to any of the networks.

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  5. Heads up!

    Study Finds Plant Growth Surges as CO2 Levels Rise

    http://www.climatecentral.org/news/study-finds-plant-growth-surges-as-co2-levels-rise-16094

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  6. I know, I know, here's another version - http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0531-co2-fertilization-effect.html

    There are several floating around. As best I can tell, it's based on MODELS not reality. If you want reality, check actual empirical NASA satellite data showing vegetation decline, which I wrote about here: http://witsendnj.blogspot.com/2013/02/now-i-am-azotista.html

    Direct link to NASA with graph (of course, they blame it on drought even though it's happening in places that are wetter, not drier, from climate change!)

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  7. And as some wag on facebook said, I don't trust models anymore ever since I dated one.

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  8. Yikes! I guess I didn't realize how regularly Central Park trees have been dropping branches on people in the past few years, sometimes causing death and injuries. I used to live on W 86th before moving back to Maine in '07 and would use this entrance to the park almost every day, often with the two young children I nannied for.

    http://gothamist.com/2013/06/12/welcome_to_new_york_indiana_tourist.php

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  9. Thanks for that link Amanda - yes there are even more than you might suspect because the city pays off victims quietly. There is generally a lot of anger as people blame the parks dept. for not trimming properly - they don't realize how weak the branches are.

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  10. Hey Gail, Very funny - another onion piece with a somewhat simiilar bent: http://www.theonion.com/articles/person-who-will-one-day-become-warlordruler-of-wha,27406/

    It was great to meet you at the conference ( Scott & Karen from hopewell).

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  11. Ha, sick sick sick!!!

    It was great meeting you too, I was just thinking about you cause I got the email lists.

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