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August 23, 2014

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7:28 AM | Information Aversion
Originally posted on Azimuth:? Why do ostriches stick their heads under the sand when they’re scared? They don’t. So why do people say they do? A Roman named Pliny the Elder might be partially to blame. He wrote that ostriches “imagine, when they have thrust their head and neck into a bush, that the…

August 17, 2014

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9:28 PM | Profiles In Courage
Republicans and global warming: In stark contrast to their party’s public stance on Capitol Hill, many Republicans privately acknowledge the scientific consensus that human activity is at least partially responsible for climate change and recognize the need to address the problem. However, they see little political benefit to speaking out on the issue… Anthony Adragna, […]

August 02, 2014

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8:19 AM | With climate change, uncertainty is no-one’s friend
Heard people say climate science is uncertain? Research by psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky from the University of Bristol and his colleagues finds this would be more, not less, reason to fight global warming.
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