Donald Trump: His True Colors

True ColorsTrump’s decision to spurn the upcoming Fox debate highlights his true colors and should give any of his supporters pause before the upcoming primaries and caucuses.

His decision to pull out is driven by his disdain for how Megyn Kelly “treated” him in the debates…last August. He thought he was treated unfairly then, and is resurrecting that theme again, despite the fact that he has appeared on Fox 132 times since that debate. Treated unfairly? Yeah right. Poor Donald. This is all about publicity and appealing to those who like his confrontational approach and how he “stands up to the media”. So far, no matter what he says, he gains support: “You go Donald! Right on!” When he does not get his way, he collects his cards and goes home. He is like any other bully. And you want this guy to be the President? If our choice in 2016 is between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist, or even Hillary, this country has sadly gone beyond the point of no return. Continue reading “Donald Trump: His True Colors”

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Donald Trump: His True Colors

Climate Change? Yes, It’s Real!

climate-changeBut that is not the important question. The debate is not whether climate change is real or not, it is whether man is causing the change and if it will lead to the demise of our species.

Climate change is real, but that is nothing new. The problem is that we as humans have no perspective. Our focus on climate change is based on data of the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from the time Homo sapiens came on the scene, around 100,000 years ago. In 1800, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere was about 280 ppm, which is the level it had been for most of human history. Today, it is around 400 ppm. The scientific consensus is that the burning of fossil fuels since the beginning of the industrial revolution is the cause. And if the CO2 level is rising, we assume this will lead to a change in the climate that on balance will negatively affect human kind and our ability to survive. Continue reading “Climate Change? Yes, It’s Real!”

Climate Change? Yes, It’s Real!