Daily Archives: August 20, 2017

The Birth of Climate Change Denial…

Date: August 20, 2017

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“In this special episode of Only Human, we partnered with the folks at WNYC’s podcast The United States of Anxiety, hosted by Kai Wright. Starting with the 1925 Scopes Trial — also known as the “trial of the century” — we look at one of the most controversial topics in our time: the debate over evolution versus a fundamentalist interpretation of the Bible. It started with a substitute teacher in Tennessee who taught evolution in the classroom. What followed was a fiery debate that rocketed around the world. The Scopes Trial reminds us that science has often upset the establishment. Attorney William Jennings Bryan sits behind the microphone, in white shirt with rolled-up sleeves, during a radio broadcast of the landmark “Monkey Trial” of John Thomas Scopes in Dayton, Tenn., July 15, 1925. The controversial trial between religion and state determined how evolution would be taught in schools. Scopes, a high school biology teacher, was found guilty of teaching evolution and fined. (Associated Press) Then we turn to another controversy: doubt around the whole idea of climate change. And we go to that day in 1988 when NASA scientist James Hansen warned a congressional committee that climate change was real. Back then, Republican President George H.W. Bush touted himself as being pro-environment. “I’m an environmentalist… And I always will be,” he said. “And that is not inconsistent with being a businessman. Nor is it with being a conservative.” Today, President Donald Trump considers climate change a “hoax” and is considering withdrawing from the Paris climate accord. It’s a radical change in 25 years. We’ll tell you how we got there. Episode Contributors: Kai Wright Amanda Aronczyk Elaine Chen Karen Frillmann Jillian Weinberger Subscribe to the United States of Anxiety podcast on iTunes.”


Date: August 20, 2017


“People on both sides are calling for violence. Now I’m not here to say which side is doing it more but we certainly see it.
Ever since people made the “punch a nazi” meme there has been an acceptance of political violence.”

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Great American Eclipse 2017: Staring directly at the sun can cause solar retinopathy – TomoNews…

Date: August 20, 2017

01) Great American Eclipse 2017: Staring directly at the sun can cause solar retinopathy – TomoNews

“If you’re planning to watch the Great American Eclipse on August 21, then you need to know the dangers of staring directly at the sun.

Staring directly at the sun during an eclipse can cause solar retinopathy,

Symptoms of solar retinopathy include loss of visual sharpness, blind spots, changes in color vision, or distortion when looking at straight lines or grids.

Heating of the retina by one or two degrees is enough to damage retinal cells, which can occur within 30 to 60 seconds of staring at an eclipse, according to doctors who spoke to the Chicago Tribune.

Doctors advise anyone watching the eclipse to use eclipse glasses or the pinhole box method.”