Former US Ambassadors To Israel Just Wrote A Letter Supporting The President On Iran

Former US Ambassadors To Israel Just Wrote A Letter Supporting The President On Iran

Republicans were very quick to bash the deal the Obama administration has worked through with Iran. So quick, in fact, many of them did so before it was even completed and released. Just recently, presidential hopeful and former governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee ®, compared the Iran nuclear deal to the Holocaust. https://twitter.com/GovMikeHuckabee/status/625398323629797376 To which President…

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Nick, it’s you again. Listen, I want to give you one more piece of advice. You’re gonna be playing one night at Grand Central, thinking of every reason in the world to not go see the girl that broke your heart, and you’re gonna meet somebody. Now, at first she’s gonna seem…icy. You’re gonna know right away she’s trouble. She’s gonna take all your money, you’re probably gonna get punched in the face, but stick with her. You’re gonna need her a lot more than she needs you. And at the end of the night, you’re gonna want to say some things, but don’t. Don’t ruin it. It’s nothing she doesn’t already know. Just give her a kiss, wish her good luck, and thank her. Thank her for showing you that you can love more than one person in this life.

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First atomic bomb test may mark the beginning of the Anthropocene

In a paper published in the journal Quaternary International, members of the Anthropocene Working Group have suggested that the key turning point happened in the mid-20th century. From this point onward, humans did not merely leave traces of their actions, but began to alter the whole Earth system.

The changes here, once we add them up, can be staggering. The extraction of a few hundred million years worth of buried carbon, funnelled into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, is a phenomenon of extraordinary scale and speed in Earth’s history. We already have an atmosphere like that of Pliocene times, 3m years ago – and the warmer climate and higher sea levels of that epoch look set to follow.We have doubled the amount of reactive nitrogen at the Earth’s surface – and one might have to go back billions of years to find a similar perturbation.

The biosphere is now increasingly influenced by the alien species that we have carried from continent to continent and from ocean to ocean. Such a global reshuffling has never, ever happened before in Earth’s history. We might be creating extraordinary new rock strata, in the form of our megacities.

This makeover of our planet was termed the Anthropocene some 15 years ago by the Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist, Paul Crutzen
. Since then, geologists have been scrambling to see whether the idea has geological reality and how it might be defined as a new geological
epoch.

Slightly disturbing, worthy read:

http://phys.org/news/2015-01-atomic-anthropocene.html#jCp