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Artistic license

Don't you just hate it when they take a good book and turn it into a crappy movie?

Posted in: Movies, Religion, Science

We're all doomed!

Bet this will be the gloomiest report you read all year:

A new study sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.

In denial

I though it was spectacularly stupid with the Los Angeles Times haughtily announced it would no longer accept letters to the editor from "climate change deniers." Here's the explanation from the editor who made the decision:

Posted in: Religion, Science

Unsettling science

Hot and cold

Juxtaposition of the day. Here's the really dangerous climate change:

“Humans suffer much more during extreme winters than hot summers.

[. . .]

Sacre of the day

God, they never, ever let up:

SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Governments could slow — and even reverse — the growing epidemic of obesity by taking measures to counter fast food consumption, according to a study published today in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.

Babies and guns

Zowie. The radicals are coming out of the woodwork today. First up, a Notre Dame philosophy professor (yes, that very Catholic Notre Dame right in our own back yard) says the pope really should rethink this whole objection to abortion thing:

(Not so) hot stuff

OMG, 2013 tied with 2003 as the fourth-warmest year globally since records began in 1880. It's just getting so damn hot, and we're all going to die! So turn over you lives to the United Nations and send us more money right now so we can save this planet!

Except . . .

Warmed-over Chinese

Juxtaposition of the day. First, the dawn of a new season in China:

BEIJING (AP) -- Beijing's skyscrapers receded into a dense gray smog Thursday as the capital saw the season's first wave of extremely dangerous pollution, with the concentration of toxic small particles registering more than two dozen times the level considered safe.

Change to believe in

Sillier and sillier all the time. House Democrats have released a resolution saying that climate change could lead impoverished women to turn to prostitution:

“[I]nsecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health,” it says.