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Just knowing how much snow we're buried in and how cold the outside is a power of suggestion such that even with the inside temp. over 70 I feel cold. Psychological factor related to S. A. D. Come summer, I'm sure there will be interims when we'll wish for relief from the heat. But heat waves are brief. In the last couple years I think there were no more than three day in a row when I was really hot and used a/c.
Just read that the claim that 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history was inaccurate. On the one hand, not all scientists agreed with the data collection, thus supposedly an actual majority dismissed the figure. On the other hand, there's question as to what "population" of scientists the percentile was of -- perhaps they represent a creationist-biased premise as presumption.
You'll see that the latest Nat'l Geographic cover states THE WAR ON SCIENCE . . . and the categories of concern truly represent a threat that the mentality of humanity is either in melt-down or freeze-up.
Yes, the extent to which human activity accounts for climatological changes (incl sea level rise not questioned, though projections are) can legitimately be argued as inconclusive. Theoretical, not proven. That can apply to overall evolution as well, though mutation and variation are proven phenomena.
That evangelical retrogression could swing society back to the dark ages and persecutions of perspicacity is not impossible. More likely, though, the continued madness of Manifest Destiny's geneology which now includes man's "license" to exploit and extinct not just aboriginal people, but the natural resources and other species of the land.
"Woe be unto man when he becometh his own god" . . . . from somewhere officially writ that engraved my mind (I saw it not in the Bible anywhere). When man's avariciousness combined with his manipulative genius becomes his self-aggrandizing religion (consumerism, "development"), how obvious the self-destruct given the essence of time as the variable. Just look at all the ruins of even massive megopoli, the remnants of once fertile fields now but seepings called oases as the deserts which enveloped all are now even further spreading.
But man become his own God pictures a man-image making hocus-pocus magic of a universe in 6 days.
And the reflection of that image back to man is his specialness above all else.
Such dichotomy -- that the mind (awareness dimension) of man is the actual "image" (analog) of universaity -- yet the brain of man can be so drastically deviant and detrimental. potentially to the very earth and all that dwell therein.