Last week, the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported:
Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its annual minimum extent on 10 September. The minimum ice extent was the third-lowest in the satellite record, after 2007 and 2008, and continues the trend of decreasing summer sea ice.
But appearances can occasionally be deceiving. After […]
This week, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Science released data on global temperatures for June, July and August 2010, the hot summer months in the Northern Hemisphere, where most people on the planet live. As summers go, boy, it was a hot one, and it wasn’t just hot where you live. Over land — where […]
On Wednesday night, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its National Climate summary of August 2010. Across the 48 continental United States, August 2010 was the 7th hottest August in the 116 consecutive years of U.S. temperature records. Not one of the 48 states that faced colder than normal temperatures in August 2010; […]
Last summer, a small tornado caused minor damage to the steeple of a Lutheran church that had embraced equal rights for gays and lesbians. Baptist Pastor John Piper saw opportunity. Pastor Piper promptly wrote and shared a 625-word essay to his followers declaring that the tornado was an expression of God’s wrath against gay people […]
The Hawaii state House followed the state Senate yesterday in voting to legalize same-sex unions that have the exact same privileges and benefits of marriage.
From John Hagee to Pat Robertson to Stephen Bennett to John Piper to Graham Dow to Yehuda Levin, religious fundamentalists assert that God uses the weather as an instrument of […]
Unusually warm weather makes it a good day for gardening. What will you do in your garden today? […]
Congressman Price believes that George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson have all ascended into the clouds, transformed at the moment of their deaths into rain gods, dedicated to the punishment of all who attempt to help people get access to medical care. […]
Orthodox Rabbi Yehuda Levin of the Jews for Morality loves to mention that after he went to Columbia, South Carolina to pray for rain on August 7, 1986, it rained. He doesn’t like so much to mention that the day he prayed, it didn’t rain, or the day after that, or the day after that. […]
It’s time again to play Where’s God’s Judgment!
Despite the declarations of multiple fundamentalist Christian leaders that God uses hurricanes and other extreme forms of weather to cast His Mighty Judgment down on those countries, states and municipalities that pass gay-friendly legislation, the people of Chile and Massachusetts and Portugal and Iowa and Spain and […]
Ushuaia is physically isolated, but it’s far from lonely. Hundreds of thousands of tourists come there on cruise ships every year, swelling the city’s population of 60,000 with temporary human tides. […]
As in a number of other places, gay marriage was legalized yesterday in Mexico City under enjoyably clement weather (sunny with a high of 62).
Reality just isn’t matching up to the claims of one prominent fundamentalist Christian after another prominent fundamentalist Christian after another prominent fundamentalist Christian after another prominent fundamentalist Christian after another […]