I’ve tried a million different ways to think of an easy, soundbite explanation of how greenhouse gases work. But it can’t exactly be boiled down into a 140-character tweet. That’s the problem with science, it’s often far more complex than our 21st Century drive-thru attention spans will allow.
If you’re anything like me, you know that frustration because, until you get around it, it’s impossible to have a substantive discussion with people who might otherwise be willing to start doing their part to combat the gases that are responsible for climate change, the most important issue of our time.
Anyway, for those of you still with me, here’s a great little clip you can share at your next cocktail party with that one guy who insists he doesn’t take get involved in climate issues because he “isn’t a scientist.” It basically provides a middle school-level explanation of how greenhouse gases enhance the warming of our planet.
In the 24 hours since the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges constitutionally legalizing same-sex marriage, there have been a number of voices from the far-right condemning the ruling on the grounds that it violates “religious liberty.”
The South Carolina Bureau of Protective Services says around 6:15 a.m. Saturday officers monitoring the flag saw a woman wearing climbing gear scaling the pole at the Confederate Soldier’s monument, where the flag flies.
SC BPS officers say they asked for her to come down, but she refused until she had unhooked the flag. Continue reading →
What a speech! What a speech! Somewhere, Senator Pinckney and the Emmanuel 9 are looking down, smiling, knowing they made a difference. Also, what a speech!
Today the President of the United States sang Amazing Grace in a black church in my beloved Palmetto State just hours after marriage equality and health care were enshrined as basic rights. Amazing grace, indeed!. Continue reading →