View from Dublin: What Jonathan Swift would say about Brexit BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Were he still around, Jonathan Swift would surely be furious that he has been left so much out of the Brexit debate. As well as being easily offended, he was a mighty warrior when it came to matters of trade. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/analysis/view-from-dublin-what-jonathan-swift-would-say-about-brexit-38014353.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/article38014352.ece/983fb/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-04-16_bus_49528807_I1.JPG Email Were he still around, Jonathan Swift would surely be furious that he has been left so much out of the Brexit debate. As well as being easily offended, he was a mighty warrior when it came to matters of trade. He had much to be furious about at the turn of the 17th century. The ever-changing constitutional question gave Ireland and England the same king - which meant government then - but two kingdoms. The English used that difference to try to … [Read more...] about View from Dublin: What Jonathan Swift would say about Brexit
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A hardly known story from Nova Scotia about a unique climate change research - this is what an educator and scientist who died 90 years ago left behind for today's researchers. Alexander Mackay, the superintendent of education for Nova Scotia for 35 years, was interested in what a changing climate might mean for his region and followed the latest scientific research throughout his life. In 1896, he started a program, involving thousands of Nova Scotia schoolchildren, who reported their findings in nature as they walked to and from school. He published these findings for long years and left the records to a museum so that they could be used in the future by “students of climate.” Today, the more than 100-year-old data is used by scientists as well as students at Northern Kentucky University, who made some of their research based on these findings. "I think it just shows that you don't have to be a scientist to be aware of these things and possibly make a difference. I … [Read more...] about What could children find out about climate change 100 years ago?
Gallery: Many Appalachian residents don't believe climate change is real or caused by humans. Why, and how are scientists so certain? +10 more photos Paul Barys stood in front of a TV camera. Behind him, a green screen tracked ominous weather patterns. Five-day weather forecasts were largely unpredictable at the time, but the lean, bearded meteorologist knew something major was about to happen. It was 1993, and he'd been in the city for just eight years. His bosses were giving him the leeway afforded a veteran of nearly a decade, but he hadn't fully built the trust and credibility a 30-year career would later bring. But he stood there that night about to make a bold claim — one that, if he was wrong, could cost him that trust and derail his career. "It's going to be the worst storm in the history of Chattanooga," he told viewers that March night. His news manager was furious. "'Why did you say that?' he told Barys. 'You're sticking your neck way out. You're going to get it … [Read more...] about Many Appalachian residents don’t believe climate change is real or caused by humans. But why?
At the end of last year, POLITICO Magazine asked historians if 2017 had been the craziest year in American politics. That was before 2018, when several of President Donald Trump’s onetime cronies were indicted for financial crimes, when rapper Kanye West delivered a soliloquy in the Oval Office and when an accidental alert had Hawaii residents convinced nuclear missiles were inbound for a full 38 minutes. That was before one midterm election and three government shutdowns, before the Trump administration ordered migrant children be separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and before the president’s historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. It was before the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, and before 13 federal agencies issued a dire report on climate change that the White House attempted to bury. How will history remember this wild year? Which events were significant and which were distractions? POLITICO Magazine asked the smartest historians we know … [Read more...] about What Will History Books Say About 2018?
President Trump insists climate change isn't happening, but the U.S. government says it is and it's very bad. Peter Page Published 12:30 pm CST, Monday, November 26, 2018 Photo: NurPhoto | Getty Images Photo: NurPhoto | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: NurPhoto | Getty Images Major U.S. Study Says Unchecked Climate Change Will Shrink the Economy Significantly 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Unless there is a herculean effort starting immediately to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, climate change by the end of the century will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars a year and reduce the size of the economy by 10 percent, according to a major … [Read more...] about Major U.S. Study Says Unchecked Climate Change Will Shrink the Economy Significantly