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George 'Ray' Read III
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" The numbers, to the extent that we know them, are startling: A Guardian investigation last year revealed that Nepalese migrant workers were dying at a rate of one every two days. In sum, the Guardian put the total Qatar World Cup death toll at 964 in 2012 and 2013."
Charted: The World Cup death toll in Qatar.
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" Critics say that the case is geared to weaken the electoral power of demographic blocks that tend to vote for Democrats and even the challengers highlight that urban districts tend to have a lower rate of eligible voters than rural ones." 
The Supreme Court on Tuesday opted to hear arguments in a case that could redefine "one person, one vote" -- one of the bedrock principles of modern voting rights law. The case could change how electoral districts are drawn across the country, revamping who comprises electoral districts and reshaping the idea of who is ultimately "represented" by elected officials. The case, Evenwel v. Abbott, originated in Texas and is being spearheaded by con...
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Last year, I did several posts on what I consider to be a profoundly misguided and potentially harmful type of law known as “right-to-try.” Beginning about a year and a half ago, promoted by the libertarian think tank known as the Goldwater Institute, right-to-try laws began popping up in state legislatures. I wrote about how…
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" John Christy was the lone climate scientist invited to testify. His testimony focused on manufacturing doubt about the accuracy of climate models, climate change impacts, and about individual American projects’ contributions to global warming. On the accuracy of climate models, Christy played rather fast and loose with the facts"
Dana Nuccitelli: Republicans in Congress once again chose denial and theatrics over problem solving
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" while at the top right atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, non-Orthodox Jews and others strongly accept evolution and environmental rules, at the bottom left Southern Baptists, Pentecostals and other more conservative leaning faiths are just as skeptical of both."
An evolutionary biologist has just created a chart that, no matter what you think, will give you a plenty to talk about.
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" All of the 1.5C scenarios require the world to become carbon neutral - sometimes described as net-zero - by between 2045 and 2060, before becoming net carbon-negative in the second half of the century. This is to compensate for the fact that the carbon budget for 1.5C is set to be used up within as little as six years, if emissions continue at current rates. These new 1.5C scenarios require even earlier global carbon neutrality than the 2060-2080 timeline set out in a study published just a few months ago."
It's still technically possible to limit global warming to below 1.5C this century, according to new research published in Nature Climate Change. Only a small window of opportunity remains open, the study says - and it is closing rapidly. Global carbon pricing or its equivalent should have been ...
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Now, in the middle of the afternoon, people will be able to see you when the sun shines on you The NY Post ran a story a couple of days ago about how ...
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"The term 'hiatus' is often applied to describe a slowdown in the rate of global warming since the late 1990s or the early 2000s. However there are two separate questions which are often confused in discussion of the hiatus. The first is whether there has been a change in the rate of warming, while the second concerns whether the rate of warming is in line with model projections."
The slowdown in global warming is a subject of intense study. Is it a real physical effect, or a few chance cool years, or something more complex? Could it have been predicted? Can we understand it in retrospect? The following lecture and commentary from the Denial101x course attempt to summarize recent work on the subject. However it is a very fast-moving field, so this summary can only cover a small fraction of the material and will quickly bec...
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" “It’s a very cynical way of attempting to convince your audience that the science isn’t solid,” said Mann, “and the way they do that is to take one study and make it seem like the entire weight of evidence for human-caused climate change rests on this one study -which of course it never does; it’s thousands of studies over many decades – and then make it seem like the entire science rests on one person.” "
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Active misinformation campaigns by those seeking to oppose or delay climate change policy has created a persistent “consensus gap,” writes Andy Skuce.
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" But the ice shelves serve as massive barriers that slow the flow of glaciers out to sea. As the shelves shrink, the barrier weakens, allowing glaciers to start moving faster. And since that ice is land-based, it adds to sea level rise." 
The massive shelves of ice that ring Antarctica have been shrinking, leaving glaciers on the move.
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" What Lomborg means by “consensus” is getting a small group of big-name economists into a room for a week to independently rank hypothetical spending – for example on foreign aid – against a list of predetermined problems. But the approach ignores the interdependencies between problems, dismisses everything that is not highly ranked, and then labels the average rankings as the “consensus”."
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A+ Certifcation (2008)
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  • Verizon Wireless
    Technical Support II, 2005 - 2013
    Technical Support Level 2. Customer Care Representative.
  • Central Station Security Systems
    Dispatcher, 2002 - 2005
  • Realtime Computer Services
    Self-Employed, 1997 - 2002
    Computer Repair and Networking Setup/Repair.
  • Techforce Corporation
    Repair Technician, 1995 - 1997
    Computer Repair and Networking Setup/Repair.
  • Emergency Ambulance Services, Inc.
    EMT-1A, 1992 - 1993
  • California Cold Drink Co.
    Route Driver, 1991 - 1992
  • McDonnell Douglas
    Hyperbaric Chamber Operator, 1991 - 1991
    Short-term contract as medical standby.
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