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The silly logic that congress has about climate change

You may have already seen the full segment on The Daily Show (you should if you haven’t) where John Stewart critiques a recent hearing held by the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. It echoes a commencement speech that President Obama gave last spring at UC Irvine:

Today’s Congress is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence about climate change.  They will tell you it is a hoax, or a fad.  One member of Congress actually says the world is cooling. There was one member of Congress who mentioned a theory involving “dinosaur flatulence”—which I won’t get into.

As for the ice in the glass concept, mounting evidence finds large swaths of land ice melting into the ocean.  A recent study that incorporates 40 years of observations from a joint effort with NASA and UC Irvine has found that the West Antarctic glacier will contribute to a 4 foot rise in sea level.  

You can read more about that study here →

victoriousvocabulary:

PEONY
[noun]
any of various plants or shrubs of the genus Paeonia, having large, showy flowers, as the widely cultivated species P. lactiflora: the state flower of Indiana; a girl’s name after the flower Peony.
Etymology: from Old English peonie, from Latin paeōnia, from Greek paiōnia; related to paiōnios, “healing”, from paiōn, “physician”.
[Josephine Kahng]

victoriousvocabulary:

PEONY

[noun]

any of various plants or shrubs of the genus Paeonia, having large, showy flowers, as the widely cultivated species P. lactiflora: the state flower of Indiana; a girl’s name after the flower Peony.

Etymology: from Old English peonie, from Latin paeōnia, from Greek paiōnia; related to paiōnios, “healing”, from paiōn, “physician”.

[Josephine Kahng]