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Immediate Risk to National Security Posed by Global Warming - Scientific American

Friday, October 17, 2014
Category: World

From www.scientificamerican.com

The Pentagon released a landmark report yesterday declaring climate change an "immediate risk" to national security and outlining how it intends to protect bases, prepare for humanitarian disasters and plan for global conflicts.

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Fake Art Can Be Detected Because of Nuclear Bombs Detonated in 1945

Friday, October 17, 2014
Category: Art

From brokensecrets.com

Art forgers have become experts at creating the types of paints and canvases used during popular and valuable art periods, to the point that art experts may not be able to distinguish a fake from the real thing.

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The Capital City

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Category: World

From www.openthemagazine.com

Even if it is not yet glorious, it is cool to be rich in an India that is shedding its socialist habits. You do not have to be a socialist to create an equal society. Even a responsible capitalist can achieve that

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How big government and cronyism are slowing the growth of solar in the south

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Category: Economics

From www.rstreet.org

An Aug. 9 article in the Los Angeles Times explored why states in the U.S. South that get plenty of sunlight — such as Virginia, South Carolina and, of course, the Sunshine State itself, Florida — are not embracing solar.

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The Grumpy Economist: Monetary Policy with Interest On Reserves

Friday, October 17, 2014
Category: Economics

From johnhcochrane.blogspot.kr

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Bush Administration 2012 climate emissions goal met - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Category: Science

From www.washingtonpost.com

“This step will set America on a path to slow the growth of our greenhouse gas emissions and, as science justifies, to stop and then reverse the growth of emissions,” the Bush White House said.

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What I’m Reading

Friday, October 17, 2014
Category: History

From www.arnoldkling.com

The Making of the Modern World: Encounters, by Alan MacFarlane. He has an almost infinite list of books on Amazon, many of them with “Modern World” in the title. This is a Kindle edition, very garbled, but with much interesting material.

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Might Russia Welcome Global Warming?

Friday, October 17, 2014
Category: Economics

From csis.org

By Serge Korepin If you were participating in a competition for power and influence where you had the option of having your opponents become much weaker, while you became only slightly weaker, would you take that option? This may be the question Kremlin leaders are asking themselves in regard to cooperation on curbing global warming.

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The Exercise Cost of Soda and Juice -

Friday, October 17, 2014
Category: Health

From www.theatlantic.com

What if nutrition labels told people exactly what calories meant, in practical terms? A bottle of Coke could dole out specific exercise requirements. The calories herein, it might say, are the equivalent of a 50-minute jog.

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Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

Friday, October 17, 2014
Category: Casual Reading

From www.cat-mews.com

The Ernest Hemingway House and Museum is home to approximately 40-59 cats.  Over half of these cats are polydactyl (six or more toes) and descendants of the original cat which was given to Hemingway by a ship captain.

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