Resolved, that none of us know, or care to know, anything about grasses, native or otherwise, outside the fact that for the present there are lots of them, the best on record, and we are after getting the most out of them while they last.
Resolution of a Texas stockmen meeting ca. [more]
“I was… labelled as an advocate because… I measured something. ecologist Jeremy Jackson
The community of scientists has responsibilities to improve overall understanding of climate change and its impacts. Improvements will come from pursuing the research needed to understand climate change, working with stakeholders to identify relevant information, and conveying understanding clearly and accurately, both to decision makers and to the general public.
American Geophysical Union statement “Human-induced climate change requires urgent action. [more]
Men argue; nature acts.Voltaire
(anonymous contributor gets a Planet Point!)
It is good to know there are unknowns. It is better to know when you know enough. Florifulgurator
Projecting a persuasive image of a desirable and practical future is extremely important to high morale, to dynamism, to consensus, and in general to help the wheels of society turn smoothly.
We don’t have time
for a meeting of the flat-earth society.
– Barack Obama, on climate change
Less semantic aggression might conduce to clarity all around.
Russel Seitz at Eli’s
“Isn’t it sad that you can tell people that the ozone layer is being depleted, the forests are being cut down, the deserts are advancing steadily, that the greenhouse effect will raise the sea level 200 feet, that overpopulation is choking us, that pollution is killing us, that nuclear war may destroy us – and they yawn and settle back for a comfortable nap. [more]