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19 Apr 19
Rocks, Fossils and Minerals

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19 Apr 19
Pew Research Center
(Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images) The degree to which climate change threatens the ecosystems of the Earth and societies around the world has been an ongoing subject of debate – and sometimes protest. As Earth Day nears, we take stock of U.S. public opinion about climate change, based on recent Pew Research Center surveys. For more on how people globally see climate change, see our companion post, “For Earth Day, a look at how people around the world view climate change.” [bignumber]Compared with a decade ago, more Americans today say protecting the environment and dealing with global climate change should be top priorities for the president and Congress. A majority of U.S. adults (56%) say protecting the environment should be a top priority for the president and Congress, while a smaller share (44%) says the same about dealing with global climate change, according to a 2019 Pew Research Center survey. Americans have a long to-do list for the president and Congress. Protecting the environment has been near the middle of the public’s priorities in Center surveys over the past decade, while dealing with climate change has been lower on the list. But the shares of Americans who consider each to be a top priority have grown considerably since 2011. The increase has been especially pronounced among Democrats. [bignumber]A majority of Americans see at least some effect of climate change where they live. In 2018, about six-in-ten Americans (59%) said that global climate change was affecting their local community a great deal or some. Those who said this explained how they see such effects in a number of ways. Many pointed to changes in the weather, including increasing frequency of severe storms, droughts, floods and wildfires (45% of those asked cited this reason). Rising sea levels could endanger coastal communities, which are especially vulnerable to floods and storm surges. Our 2018 analysis found that two-thirds of Americans who live within 25 miles of a coastline (67%) say climate change is affecting their local community at least some, compared with half of those who live 300 miles or more from the coast. [bignumber]Republicans and Democrats differ over the effects of climate policies. In the Center’s 2018 survey, roughly two-thirds of Americans (67%) said the federal government wasn’t doing enough to reduce the effects of global climate change. But there were wide political divides over the effects of climate policy. For example, two-thirds of Democrats and independents who lean to the Democratic Party (66%) said policies aimed at reducing climate change generally provide net benefits for the environment, compared with roughly three-in-ten Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (27%). Instead, 44% of Republicans said such policies make no difference and about three-in-ten (28%) said they do more harm than good for the environment. Republicans see more risk than Democrats when it comes to the effects of climate policies on the economy. Around six-in-ten Republicans (57%) said in 2018 that such policies hurt the economy. In contrast, most Democrats said climate policies either help (45%) or make no difference (39%) to the economy. [bignumber]Millennial Republicans are more likely than Baby Boomer and older GOP members to say the Earth is warming due to human activity. Three-quarters of Democrats (including independents who lean to the Democratic Party) said in 2018 that the Earth is warming mostly due to human activity. In contrast, only about one-quarter of Republicans (26%, including leaners) said the same. Pew Research Center surveys since 2006 have consistently found wide differences between Republicans and Democrats in this belief. Millennial Republicans were twice as likely as Republicans in the Baby Boomer or older generations to say the Earth is warming due to human activity (36% vs. 18%). GOP Millennials were also less inclined than older generations in the GOP to support increased use of fossil fuel energy sources. For example, 43% of Millennial Republicans said they favored the increased use of coal mining, compared with 71% of Republicans in the Baby Boomer or older generations. [bignumber]Partisanship is a stronger factor in people’s beliefs about climate change than is their level of knowledge and understanding about science. In 2016, 93% of Democrats (including leaners) with a high level of knowledge about science said climate change is mostly due to human activity, compared with 49% of Democrats with low science knowledge, based on a nine-item index. By contrast, Republicans and GOP-leaning independents with a high level of science knowledge were no more likely than those with a low level of knowledge to say climate change is mostly due to human activity. A similar pattern was found for people’s beliefs about energy issues. These findings illustrate that the relationship between people’s level of science knowledge and their attitudes can be complex.
19 Apr 19
The Travelius

The first thing that comes to people’s thoughts upon heading Bukit Panjang is Housing & Development Board (HDB). But that’s now not all there’s to this captivating city in Singapore.There’s lots greater to Bukit Panjang than meets the attention. It can be a standard city with numerous residency complexes and accommodations up on sale, but […]

19 Apr 19
Archy Worldys

Jon Snow et al. face impossible odds, and yet … HBO The Best College Gymnast in America Is Also the Most Hated What Happened to Winter on Game of Thrones? Even Instant Replay Couldn’t Ruin the Most Exciting Soccer Match of the Year The Stormy Story of Three Kings, the Only Great Movie About the […]

19 Apr 19
Learning (B)log

Photomontage Exercise I’ve mind mapped possible avenues to go down for this photomontage exercise. I’ve thought about issues I feel strongly about I those that I feel are important but deliberating which one is bigger is almost impossible. I’m leaning towards a poster on global warming because its the most pressing issue currently happening right […]

19 Apr 19
Russia News Now

Drone footage of Notre Dame aflame. Victor Hugo: “The church of Notre-Dame de Paris is still no doubt, a majestic and sublime edifice. But, beautiful as it has been preserved in growing old, it is difficult not to sigh, not to wax indignant, before the numberless degradations and mutilations which time and men have both […]

19 Apr 19
PostVirtual

  Hello people, Over three years have gone by, time for a little reality check. What happened in the meantime? The usual ongoing conflicts. A reactionary surge. Trump. Brexit. Some of it very sad, some of it very entertaining. Often a mixture of both. All the while I have been playing Cincinnatus in the countryside. […]

19 Apr 19
Iowa Climate Science Education

By Paul Homewood     https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00049b1/climate-change-the-facts     In Part I, we looked at Attenborough’s claims about the effects of climate change to date, most of which bore very little resemblance to reality. The whole programme is clearly designed as an exercise in propaganda rather than establishing the facts. This is evident from the choice […]

19 Apr 19
XR Blog

By Robert Allen With a collection of intimate anthems, 21-year-old singer-songwriter Alanis Morrisette captured the mood of the disillusioned. ’What I really want is a way to calm the angry voice,’ she sang and seven million people, persuaded by that old fashioned word of mouth meme, immediately agreed. She shot to fame in an instant […]

19 Apr 19
Maz On The Road

Japan : Miyajima, Kyoto and Kurama In a slightly sober mood after Hiroshima, I packed up my things and booked a train ticket back to Kyoto but not before making a day trip over to the nearby island of Miyajima. A short ferry ride away, I was amazed yet again by the natural beauty of […]

19 Apr 19
Darwiniana

Paleontologists have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear, with a skull as large as that of a rhinoceros and enormous piercing canine teeth, this massive carnivore would have been an intimidating part of the eastern African ecosystems occupied by early […]

19 Apr 19
Concoursn.com

National Geographic Society Inviting Proposals for Uncovering Human Origins in Asia and Africa   Deadline: 10 July 2019 The National Geographic Society is inviting proposals for its “Uncovering Human Origins in Asia and Africa” to encourage further investigation of hominid evolution in Africa and Asia, with preference given to projects in relatively unexplored parts of those continents. Preference will also be […]

19 Apr 19
Skid Rogue Haven

Hello everyone! Today is Friday. It’s a long weekend for a great number of people. The track “I’m Walking on Sunshine” just came on iTunes. Things are looking good. A reversal on that position. My original plan for today’s entry was to write about a young Swede who has been in the international headlines. Her […]

19 Apr 19
My Teddy Tales

We are on the move again! This time we are headed to the todra gorge where we will be spending two nights in a hotel. Another 5 hour drive, with our regular tea stop 🙂 We visited a fossil shop and artisan place along the way….always time for some shopping! Next stop as a Berber […]

19 Apr 19
industry reports

Market Highlights Wind turbine towers can be tubular, lattice structured or guyed pole towers. Concrete towers are most popular structures for wind projects. Turbine towers are made in sections and assembled on site. Increasing capacities of modern wind turbines have resulted in larger rotor diameters. This has necessitated higher towers. Taller towers are, increasingly, becoming […]