Interesting Stuff For A Thursday Morning

Some really nice pictures here from Mars:

A sharp-eyed camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has located the impact scars left by components jettisoned from the Curiosity rover on its hellish descent to the Martian surface in August.

They’re impressive on several counts.  First that those pieces made it down, and second that we have an orbiter to take pictures of the impact craters.

One of those “wait till you see it” videos

Pranking people with dinosaur

Any time you hear someone say there’s “doubt in the scientific community about global warming,” this picture says it all:

Credit: James Lawrence Powell

That is not “doubt” or “controversial.”  That’s reality.  As the article says:

Of one thing we can be certain: had any of these articles presented the magic bullet that falsifies human-caused global warming, that article would be on its way to becoming one of the most-cited in the history of science.

Not only that, the authors would be on every news channel in existence. Since they’re not, any group (like oil & coal companies, various legislators, and conservative groups) that tries to paint it that way is lying through their teeth – and has another agenda entirely.   Heck, the climate change models say that there will be extreme droughts in the plains and southwest, and who would believe those?  It’s just their imaginations that they’re having those droughts right now.  After all, there’s “scientific doubt,” right?

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4 responses to “Interesting Stuff For A Thursday Morning

  1. Vic78

    What I don’t get about these super rich jerkoffs is that we’re breathing the same air and we drink the same water. Where do they think they’re going to go when everything falls apart. The next earth like planet is at least 50 light years away. I’m not sure who or whatever’s there really wants to deal with people.

  2. I’d be willing to bet a chunk of change too that those 24 peer-reviewed papers that reject global warming are by people who are on Exxon-Mobil or the the Koch brothers’ payroll.

    • Either that, or they were early in the debate. One of the things that’s really interesting is that if you look back, CO2 levels were known to have the the potential to cause global warming back in the early ’50′s.