Monday, April 6, 2009

Climate Change

Climate Change is Science.

Susan Solomon, senior scientist at NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and former co-chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the one that won the Nobel Peace Price along with Al Gore) will give the 2009 Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture at UAB. The lecture will be free to the public and is Wednesday at 5:30 pm at the Alys Stephens Center.

From the video:

“We have to think about it much more like nuclear waste than, like say, smog or acid rain. What we're doing with carbon dioxide is forever.”

She says her job is to do good science, not to convince people to adopt any particular political agenda, as reported here, in the Birmingham News.

Flowers are Science

Eleven days ago I took a picture of a flower and it was featured on this blogs initial posting.

Yesterday it was still hanging in there, and looks like this. Beauty is fleeting, I guess.

But other tulips have opened their blooms, and the focus shifts to the fresh perfection of the new.

Isn't that the way life is? For instance...oh, wait, I was about to go on a philosophical journey of sorts. That's not what I do here.

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