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"Commissioning of the spacecraft will take approximately 40 days...'
://www.spaceflight101.com/dscovr-mission-updates.html

Lot's of and references: Michael Shermer: The Long Arc of Moral Progress - The Long Now http://longnow.org/seminars/02015/apr/14/long-arc-moral-progress/

I think he should pay more attention to

Climate Change and Energy Source Diversity

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I'm preparing these notes in preparation for Anna Demeo and Jay Friedlander's talk at the Southwest Harbor Public Library at 5:30pm Tuesday 12 May 2015.

The Earth's climate is a complex, chaotic system. Judith Curry makes the point that it is difficult to differentiate human caused climate change from natural climate variability.

The global debate about climate change is highly polarized. Many people belive strongly that human caused climate change threatens the world's polital and economic future. Many other people believe that this is not the case. This division often occurs along the liberal/conservative divide. I'm generally liberal. Public pundit David Frum strikes me a a generally hard-headed conservative on many issues such as the middle east, immigrations and the Clintons although many present day conservatives would consider him to be a RINO. I'd call him an NPR Republican.

Confirmation bias.

Do fluid flows in the Earth oceans and atmosphere meet the definition of "turbulent"?

A web site such as What's Up With That

What does Judith Curry believe

"Google engineer" critique of renewable energy sources - http://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/renewables/what-it-would-really-take-to-reverse-climate-change 

Since I am not a climate scientist and do not have a command of the research and data, how do I decide?

Adaptation, survival and predicting the future

Nate Silver

My principal argument is that given the uncertainty about the future of the Earth's climate, energy source diversity should be the goal.

I also have a aesthetic preference for wind turbines over mining coal via mountain top removal etc.

Freeman Dyson

5/6/2015 update:

Isn't the fact that the climate is always changing an arugment for energy source diversity

 

"In the ocean, though, trends remain troubling. Unlike on land, we have not yet replaced hunting wild animals with farming. Once refrigeration came along, 'the democratization of sushi changed everything for sea life. Fish biomass in intensively exploited fisheries appears to be about one‐tenth the level of the fish in those seas a few decades or hundred years ago.'"
Jesse Ausubel: Nature is Rebounding: Land- and Ocean-sparing through Concentrating Human Activities - The Long Now http://longnow.org/seminars/02015/jan/13/nature-rebounding-land-and-ocean-sparing-through-concentrat...

"'Global Greening,' Ausubel said, “is the most important ecological trend on Earth today. The biosphere on land is getting bigger, year by year, by two billion tons or even more.”"
Jesse Ausubel: Nature is Rebounding: Land- and Ocean-sparing through Concentrating Human Activities - The Long Now http://longnow.org/seminars/02015/jan/13/nature-rebounding-land-and-ocean-sparing-through-concentrat...

"Corn acreage the size of Iowa is wasted on biofuels. An even greater proportion goes to cows and pigs for conversion to meat."
Jesse Ausubel: Nature is Rebounding: Land- and Ocean-sparing through Concentrating Human Activities - The Long Now http://longnow.org/seminars/02015/jan/13/nature-rebounding-land-and-ocean-sparing-through-concentrat...

Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity: R.U. Sirius, Jay Cornell: 9781938875090: http://www.amazon.com/Transcendence-Disinformation-Encyclopedia-Transhumanism-Singularity/dp/1938875...
I don't remember to pointed to this

"RU Sirius and Jay Cornell present us with their own psychedelic guide to the galaxy in this adventurous idea-rich book, bootstrapping on emerging technologies that beckon us to take control of our evolutionary destiny and lead humanity towards radical new landscapes of mind, of dream, of cosmos, of possibility. Metaphors for self-transcendence are 'literalized' as we 'timelapse' our capacity to artfully remake the world and ourselves." --Jason Silva

"Sure-footed guides through the treacherous landscapes of infinite possibility, RU Sirius and Jay Cornell are lucid, witty, and stealthily profound. Transcendence is a refreshingly pro-human report on transhumanism and the 'Rapture of the Nerds.'" --Douglas Rushkoff, author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

"This is without doubt the most delightful guide to the radical future." -Walter Isaacson

"A wild tour of our possible future… friendly, fun, and extremely interesting, even hard to put down... creatives, circuitheads, and fans of science fiction will find plenty here to stimulate the mind." --Anna Call, Foreword Reviews

"Being of the same energy field as myself, I now throw a sack full of gold dust into the arena and dare anyone to be either funnier or smarter than this R. U. Sirius." -Andrei Codrescu

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Hieroglyph an initiative to create science fiction that will spur innovation in science and technology founded by Neal Stephenson in 2011