Your mind on BigOil funding

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Morning, pups, BoxTurtle is hung up and can’t get in, this is your token Monday science groove.

Glad that of all the tripe that went on at last night’s Oscars, Stephen Hawking got recognized for the pre-eminent mind influencing so much, and giving us such a treasure by his example.

Fukushima continues to spew;

‘Fukushima is Japan’s radiation nightmare that just won’t go away. Ever since March 11, 2011, the damaged plant has been riddled with leaks and cleanup setbacks. Now Tepco, the operator of the damaged facility, says they’ve recorded spikes between 50-70 times above average readings in the gutters that pour water into a nearby bay.’

Exposure of Willie Soon, sometimes referred to incorrectly as a climatologist, for funding from petroleum interests, cast a bright light on the source of anti-science elements active in promoting ignorance.

A prominent academic and climate change denier’s work was funded almost entirely by the energy industry, receiving more than $1.2m from companies, lobby groups and oil billionaires over more than a decade, newly released documents show.

Keep your minds active, and a lot of useless nonsense will stay away.

Ruth Calvo

Ruth Calvo

I've blogged at The Seminal for about two years, was at cabdrollery for around three. I live in N.TX., worked for Sen.Yarborough of TX after graduation from Wellesley, went on to receive award in playwriting, served on MD Arts Council after award, then managed a few campaigns in MD and served as assistant to a member of the MD House for several years, have worked in legal offices and written for magazines, now am retired but addicted to politics, and join gladly in promoting liberals and liberal policies.