NASA GISS: NASA GISS: NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015

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So since 2015 was by far the hottest year ever recorded things are going exactly as expected. The so-called “hiatus” never happened. The heat was being stored in the oceans and as the winds and currents change it is being released.  A .23 degree rise in temperature makes the 2° limit on temperature rise look unobtainable at this point.   …

Eternal 5D data storage could record the history of humankind | University of Southampton

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I have occasionally used the expression, to describe something that will never change, by saying “it will be around ’till the Sun blows up.”  Now, people will hear me and say “huh? So what? So will my pictures of my cat.” At least, if this technology can be manufactured cheaply enough.  A final end to magnetic tapes, which lurk in …

Depression Successfully Treated With 24 Minutes Of Innovative Type of Therapy – PsyBlog

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This is fascinating, using virtual reality to treat depression. I wonder if it could work the other way. Some people I know seem to relate to most everything in the first person. If they see a movie, they imagine it is happening to them; if you make an analogy, they think you are talking about them; if they read some …

Sensitivity of Global Terrestrial Ecosystems to Climate Variablility

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Certain areas are more sensitive to climate change than others. One is arctic tundra. This is serious because there is a large amount of methane trapped there. It is a much worse greenhouse than CO2.   The identification of properties that contribute to the persistence and resilience of ecosystems despite climate change constitutes a research priority of global relevance. Here …

This stupidity needs to end: Why the Atlantic & NY Post are clueless about Islam

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I have friends that grew up in countries where the Muslims were a minority and socially separate from the rest of the society, and some of them have told me I was naive and clueless for pointing out that there are many societies that are culturally Muslim that are tolerant and relatively peaceful. I understand that their experience of Muslims …

What mother who watched her 12-year-old kill himself wants you to know | KSDK.com

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Almost 15 years have passed since Patti Colbath walked into her backyard and saw her 12-year-old son Max put a handgun to his forehead and pull the trigger.It hasn’t gotten any easier, she said, no matter what people say about time healing all wounds. It’s just not true.“I’m not doing well, and I’m going to tell you very honestly, I …