Posted onAugust 26, 2016
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Our tax dollars at work! Socialism at it’s best!!!
2 items of note:
Who would have ever thought Fracking could be harming our world…
50% of cases are released by just 10% of sources.
The above reminds me of the 80/20 rule so useful for helping to determine success.
When we, as a collection of individuals decide to embark on infrastructure projects such as air, and water pollution, repairs of roads, bridges, habitat this rule makes clear tremendous amounts of progress can be made, because the largest portion of the work can be done with the lesser of money and labor.
It is that last 20% which adds the greater portion of money and resources to projects as well as adding large amounts of daunt and overwhelming-ness.
As we look at infrastructure, the answer to the above rule is quite simple. Don’t let the perfect get in the way of the good.
After all we’re only human. And few would disagree, perfection is a worthy outcome to strive for, but, like moving something at the speed of light, which if possible would take ALL the energy in the universe, we can never and should not even actually attempt finishing that persnickety 20%.
If that’s the scenario, is not the attempt, but accomplishing the 80%, shouldn’t the accrued benefits to ALL be worthy enough to gather together and complete?
been some time…
found this site off of a LiveScience tweet about Peacock spiders… clean and simple site about one type of spiders, wonderful videos I’m thinking folks will enjoy…
The Flinstones are back! Like so much of the world today, so many want to return to a simpler past.
Meanwhile, California Fault Lines And The Area Around Yellowstone Are Shaking Like Crazy
Sounds as though mother has an indigestion issue. Looking at other clusters of earthquakes over time and place would be interesting. I can’t imagine it hadn’t been done yet.
Garrison Keillor, a singular man of letters we as citizens were blessed to know. In this time of rampant change and lose footing, he was able, using only his voice, to take us back to a time that seems far away and yet resources where it matters, in our hearts and minds. If you ever saw him tell his stories it seemed as though he was transfixed, a conduit of memory and love sorely lacking in our time.
Behind every good man, yes, there is a woman. Or two….
Maybe it’s time to use an old cell phone for a dash cam!
Posting this not specifically as a climate change issue although all of us will benefit of we have a good understanding of climate change, but to point out one of two critical problems with scientists explaining science. The second, and more noticeable I believe, is scientists continuing difficulty in making scientific explanations and knowledge clear and understandable to a population with an average 5th grade reading level. I’m not saying it’s easy or even possible with many scientific explanations, but is a goal to be strived for since we live in a world based on science. A recent very good example is The Gene. Take a gander of there’s time.
A Major Malaise of Climatology is Pervasive in Science