THIS is COLD.

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THIS is COLD.

Post by Trishia » 03 Jan 2018, 08:44

Imagine the Niagara Falls frozen???? Well. they are at the moment, in the big freeze.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-02/r ... es/9298150

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Post by Perrorist » 03 Jan 2018, 10:17

Trump showed his complete ignorance of climate change when he said this cold snap proved global warming was a lie. Most people know the difference between climate and weather, yet an ignoramus gets to be president and boasts about it!

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Post by Trishia » 03 Jan 2018, 13:59

Unfortunately Perry, He's not alone. I have had arguments with Australians who think that a cold snap PROVES that global warming doesn't exist.
One of these days they will wake up, and it will be too late to do anything.
Trump is as bad as Abbot was. Abbot said that "Coal was good for humanity!"
Hopefully Trump will be impeached for one of his silly acts or tweets or foot in mouth utterances.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 03 Feb 2018, 18:21

"Science literacy and education are important but they are not likely to lead to consensus by themselves," says social scientist Dr Ana-Maria Bliuc from the Monash University.

Bliuc says previous studies have focused on trying to understand sceptics but her study was unique because it looked at both sceptics and believers.
"We look at these groups as two social movements in conflict. What one group does will influence what the other group does," she says.

Bliuc says if, for example, believers act or communicate in a way that increases anger in sceptics, then it is likely that sceptics will become more active. "It's better to focus on communication, to keep an open dialogue and try not to ridicule, dismiss and antagonise each other," she says.

Bliuc says it is useful to shift focus away from arguing about the causes of climate change to "broader shared goals" linked to environmental preservation. "Perhaps we can accept some level of disagreement."

The study was partly funded by the Australian Research Council.

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