The Trump Hitler Nexus

The Albany Times Union printed a column by Harry Rosenfeld "Trump's Rise Mirrors 30s Hitler." He makes the point quite well, citing numerous "congruities" between Hitler's statements and those of Donald Trump. As readers of this blog know, I was on this comparison quite a long time ago. Here we are with Trump almost in… Continue reading The Trump Hitler Nexus

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A Quick Primer on Climate Change

The report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) represents a consensus of scientific assessments of a wide body of evidence. Some of the key elements that people need to understand are as follows: Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. This means that it absorbs radiation from the sun and dissipates the energy by… Continue reading A Quick Primer on Climate Change

How Do We Know What is Established by Science?

What does it mean when we say that something is scientifically well established? Scientists who seek to learn something new do not know what others are studying at a given moment. They thus work with some degree of urgency, because others might discover the answer to the question they are exploring, and publish it first,… Continue reading How Do We Know What is Established by Science?