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This article is not about Nick Bilton. This article is about science, and how conspiracy-miners like Bilton misrepresent science to manufacture support for controversial ideas.
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The top four internet service providers, AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon Communications, contributed $156,300 to Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) during the 2014 election cycle: http://bit.ly/1AB1o10 ‪#‎NetNeutrality‬
 Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) pictured in foreground   Feb. 13, 2015 -- Late last month, Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) held a hearing to discuss congressional action on net neutrality. The representatives, who chair House committees that oversee the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), also released an early draft of a bill to regulate the open flow of information on the Internet...
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319! New top score on #crossyroad.
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Bookmarks? I'm about a year behind on stuff saved to Pocket. ;-)
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Hey, this album is Free from Google Play right now.
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We all now finally know what "second cousin once removed" means.
With the holidays coming up, many of us are meeting relatives from our extended family. When they explain how they're related, some of the terms are confusing. This chart gives you an easy guide.
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On my desk is a brand new, unopened LG G Watch in white. I was lucky enough to be given this but have no use for it currently so I'd like to pass it on to someone who will make good use of it.

If you'd like me to post this to your home address, absolutely free of charge then reshare this post. Whoever has the most public reshares will win the watch. For free. No kidding. Happy New Year.

#gwatchr #giveaway-greg
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I think you should be annoying and add trending and totally unrelated hashtags.
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What Google Learned About Climate Change by Failing to Solve It

In 2007, Google began investing heavily in renewable energy research, including a "Moonshot" initiative called Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal (RE<C).

The goal of RE<C was to bring "Google speed" innovation to renewable energies and, as the name suggests, develop renewable energy sources as good as but cheaper than coal.

By 2011, the project was clearly not going to achieve its goals, and Google shuttered it, but not before ordering researchers from the project to learn what lessons they could from their failure.

On the one hand, the researchers concluded that iterative improvements to existing renewable energy technologies simply will not achieve the RE<C goal any time soon.  The key, therefore, will lie in some future innovations, disruptive innovations whose financial benefits will be so great as to drive the same profit motives currently driven by fossil fuel energy.   The technology must not just be cheaper, but substantially cheaper, or at least accessible to a larger number of interests who, unlike existing energy providers, would not have an existing investment in infrastructure to dissuade them.

On the other hand, they realized that their best case scenario would simply not reduce CO2 levels in our atmosphere to below the critical level of 350 parts per million of the atmosphere, indeed we've already passed this and their best scenario merely slowed its increase.  Consequently, cleaner energy tech alone won't prevent the catastrophic consequences of climate change.  We must also find ways to capture atmospheric carbon and "sequester" it somehow.

For decades it has been a virtual Doctrine among many environmentalists that solar, wind, and other existing renewables would, with sufficient investment and innovation, replace fossil fuels, and that in eliminating fossil fuel use, climate change would be prevented.  While Google's efforts may not be the final word on the topic, they do show that even a sincere investment and effort to achieve this goal is no guarantee of success.

#ClimateChange   #ClimateScience   #RenewableEnergy  
Today&rsquo;s renewable energy technologies won&rsquo;t save us. So what will?
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Someday, somemonth, 2015
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