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kj_kabaje (1241696) writes ""Violence in Colombia has apparently taken a new, disturbing social media turn: hit lists have appeared on Facebook and some of the teens named have been killed." If you didn't have reason enough to quit Facebook, think again. Or maybe I've missed the point of the article." Link to Original Source top
kj_kabaje (1241696) writes "George Will (Washington Post) wrote a column claiming that Steven Chu and the scientific community are wrong about global warming. He states that "Real calamities [economic ones] take our minds off hypothetical ones [global warming]." He goes on to say "according to the U.N. World Meteorological Organization, there has been no recorded global warming for more than a decade, or one-third of the span since the global cooling scare." I'm not a climatologist, but a quick search shows that the U.N. World Meteorological Organization states that global warming continues over the 160 year trajectory. I'd like to entreat geeks around the world to write George and kindly tell him he is an idiot. Use your own text or borrow mine:
Please cite your figures and sources of information. Your column and it's argument might hold merit if perhaps you cited accurately. A quick internet search for the World Meteorological Organization and Global Warming indicates that you have at least one erroneous argument (http://www.wmo.int/pages/mediacentre/news/index_en.html) in your column. Cherry-picking a few studies from 40 years ago whose theories have not come to fruition does not equate to dissolving the current properderance of evidence which indicates that the global warming is in all likelihood happening. Until such time as I can be convinced that your journalistic efforts have well-researched and well-sourced information behind them, I shall regard your column and any pieces you write as fallacious diatribe with baseless and useless information. I ask that the Washington Post invite a knowledgeable person to write about global warming and retract your statements.