I literally wrote notes in the dark while watching the film and I’m surprised they were actually legible. Here are some thoughts based on those notes.
[In case it wasn’t obvious: SPOILERS BELOW]
Comics Fury is always dying but never actually dying because LMD’s. Pierce wouldn’t have believed Fury dead until he saw his body with own eyes and Strucker no doubt had eyes and ears in the WSC room.
Only Hill, Sam, Tasha and Steve would know Fury’s alive. He was buried, he has a grave.
The Republican members of the committee made it clear that not only do they lack the slightest interest in addressing climate change but they are about as ignorant about the nuances of science as a stone. Leading the charge was Texas congressman Randy Weber:
Several members, for example, appeared to be trying to mock rather than engage Holdren on climate change. “I may want to get your cellphone number, Dr. Holdren,” said Representative Randy Weber (R–TX), “because, if we go through another few cycles of global warming and cooling, I may need to ask you when I should buy my long coat on sale.”
Weber, a freshman from the Galveston area, began his interrogation by asking Holdren whether “when you guys do your research, you start with a scientific postulate or theory and work forward from that? Is that right?” Holdren gamely played along, explaining that “it depends on the type of science, but the notion of posing a hypothesis and then trying to determine whether it is right is one of the tried and true approaches in science, yes.”
But Weber’s question was really just a setup for his concluding statement. “I just don’t know how you all prove those theories going back 50 or 100,000 or even millions of years,” Weber said.
Perhaps Weber also wants to discount theories in astronomy, cosmology and paleontology? After all even those theories are based on evidence going back millions of years. I don’t know Weber’s views on evolution but I would be hardly surprised if he turns out to be in favor of “teaching the controversy”.
I am very interested in politics. I have been ever since I was a kid. Every now and then I think about taking a crack at joining a party and working my way up to run. But I have always held back because I feel like maybe I’m not smart enough or qualified enough or have enough world experience.
And then I read shit like this and I think “well if he got in…”
Far Cry 3 is really good.
What am I doing having this much fun playing an FPS?
Japan isn’t the only industrialized country walking away from previously stated climate goals. Australia and Canada are emerging as strong opponents of more aggressive climate action and are likely to come up short on their commitments to reduce their emissions.
There is no time.
As an Australian I am endlessly frustrated with the ways in which the new Coalition government have dealt with climate change - the dismantling of the Climate Change Authority, the proposed abolition of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the attempted repeal of the “Carbon Tax”, and then not sending a Minister to the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw.
The level of ego and denialism it takes to suggest that the only “real way tackle climate change” is to hand money over to the big polluters is astounding.