This may confirm suspicions that many of us have already had. Besides leading the world in consumer debt and military spending, the U.S. can now add climate denial to that list.Droughts, fires, hurricanes, and here's a possible new twist to climate change: more tornadoes.
Not only was the U.S. last, but it was last by a considerable margin. Consider the following question: “To what extent do you agree or disagree, the climate change we are currently seeing is largely the result of human activity?” A mere 54 percent of respondents from the U.S. agreed. Compare that with 93 percent from China and 84 percent from both Argentina and Italy. India, France, Turkey, Spain, Brazil, Belgium, South Korea and South Africa all scored 75 percent or higher.
- Not only is Rosetta closing in on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, in November the Philae lander will detach, touchdown softly, and if all goes as planned, return data and the most detailed images of a comet's surface ever seen.
- Worried about Alzheimer's? Maybe a little vitamin D can help.
- Naomi Oreskes, coauthor of the new book, The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View of the Future, speaks out on climate change and the denial industry:
They’ve dismissed the science. They’ve pooh-poohed the mounting evidence that disruptive climate change is already underway. They’ve assumed scientists were over-reacting, and that all environmentalists are watermelons. And that bodes poorly for our future. Because the longer we wait, the more plausible our “collapse” scenario, with its unhappy implications for western democracies, becomes.
- Everything you know about Ebola is wrong. And what the Christian right is saying about it would surely make Jesus weep:
It may be the great attitude adjustment that I believe is coming,” Wiles continued. “Ebola could solve America’s problems with atheism, homosexuality, sexual promiscuity, pornography, and abortion.” ... Right Wing Watch reported that he warned the previous day that President Barack Obama may intentionally spread the deadly virus through a mandatory and mysterious vaccine.