UN climate report: Scientists release 'survival guide' to avert climate disaster
UN chief Antonio Guterres says a major new report on climate change is a "survival guide for humanity".
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We are having a near record cold, snowy and long extended winter in the western US. The US government says we are suffering from declining spring snow cover due to the burning of fossil fuels.
It's quite chilly here, too. The village zealot who grows much of her own food because it saves the planet never mentions the late frosts killing off her apple blossom.
Sam - it's weird how people ignore personal experience in favour of an official consensus, but they do and that's personal experience too.
I'd just like to know when we're going to get the snow that the money pit masquerading as the met office and their mouthpieces have been promising us for November, December, January, February and March. Promises, promises, that's all we ever get . . .
I've seen the phenomenon over and over again. I suppose it's it's how you interpret your experience and I think that's coupled to intelligence. My personal observation, for instance, is that some people are much more capable at certain things than others, be it,mathematics, music, motor car racing, athletics or in my case painting and drawing. Yet one continues to encounter persons who maintain that all human beings have equal ability and that it's merely a matter of the right environmental conditions to unlock it. I overheard just this assertion in the bar of a pub in which I was staying in 1982. I was on my first wallpaper restoration job for the Nat Trust, the pub was the 'The Tower Bank Arms' at the bottom of Beatrix Potter's garden. I remember that I thought, 'he's never sat in a university physics lecture theatre and encountered people with much superior innate ability than himself, (at least in physics), as I had.
Jannie - we had some, but it wasn't yellow triangle quality as promised. Gone in a few days too.
Tammly - which is odd because most people would probably admit that mathematical ability is not a matter of having the right environmental conditions to unlock it.
I went through school being bloody good at maths. Unfortunately I had a classmate who was The Real McCoy - eventually getting a class medal in pure maths at an ancient university. I was not so daft as to think I was as good at maths as he was. The gap was unbridgeable. Pity; I'd like to have been top dog at maths, but there you are.
Nature or nurture? Nature of course. It certainly wasn't schooling: we'd been in the same class together since nursery school. There are things that can be influenced by nurture, especially extremes of nurture. Naturally.
dearieme - maybe you were fortunate to come across The Real McCoy early in life. I was never particularly good at maths, but good enough to wish I'd been better.
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