Where else but on the Chicago Lakefront will be it easy to recreate the ice planet of Hoth?
Its so cute when Americans from the lower 48 talk about how cold some place gets; sort of like when Canadians talk about heat waves.
Wrong, less than half of our power comes from coal and it falls every year. As of November 2013. 5,690 MW out of 14,003 MW generated in Alberta came from coal.
People love to rag on power deregulation, but it resulted in a lot of new power plants being built, and they have all been greener than what came before.
Your right, You cant go around questioning settled science. it would be wrong.
Its certainly not impossible that AGW will someday be proven wrong, but if it is that proof won't come from the sort of person who is loudly denying it today, it will come from climatologist.
If you aren't a climatologist you aren't qualified to deny AGW any more than the pot heads who for decades claimed that marijuana could cure anything were qualified to make those claims.
That people who are ignorant of science and scientists sometimes end up on the same side of an issue does not lend any credibility to being ignorant.
I am not a workaholic, and would consider myself an average Joe, but since my wife came down with medical problems that have kept her from working I have pretty much been forced into working 60 hour weeks.
Pretty much the problem with your assumption is that you are putting artificial limits in place like 10 hour days and only 6 days of work per week.
I work two jobs; one is a pretty typical Monday to Friday 8 to 5 job and the other is part time in the evenings (usually 4 shifts of 5 hours each per week). On the days the two overlap I will typically be gone from home from 7:30am to 11:00pm, working between 12 and 13 of those hours. I might get one or two days a month where I am off from both jobs.
So do people lie about their hours? Yeah, I'm sure some do. But don't assume that just because you can't imagine working that much that no one could.
I read this article back in December in Time which said that had you redirected your lottery spending to stocks over the 10 years ending December 2010, your annualized return would have amounted to -1.54%, according to Standard & Poor's.
If you still had 98.46% of your money at the end of 10 years you would be significantly ahead of where you'd be if you'd been putting the money in a lottery.
I think the comment from the story is telling: "'Protofeathers aren't known from any modern, existing groups of birds and therefore the most obvious interpretation is that they belong to dinosaurs,' said University of Alberta professor, Alexander P. Wolfe."
Considering the age of most fossil finds in Alberta, that isn't as crazy as you think.
"Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." -- Bernard Berenson