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16 February 2007 @ 09:27 am
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"Roman writers tell us that Cleopatra was intelligent and charismatic, and that she had a seductive voice but, tellingly, they do not mention her beauty." Because God forbid intelligence should make a woman attractive.

Once more scientists are astonished at how fast things move when they decide to go, regarding climate change. I find the continuing amazement at how quickly things change to be sort of bemusing. Even if you're talking about human time scales, enormous ice shelves breaking off in an hour is moving fast. If you're talking about geologic time scales, the changes that have taken place over Alaskan winters in the last twenty years* are still no more than a blink of an eye. Not *even* a blink of an eye. But the scientists continue to be astonished.

I have to agree with malkin: countries that have nuclear weapons and send men into space do not get to count themselves as "developing nations" for the purpose of the Kyoto Protocol.

I'm sure there are more bubbles for the morning, but I'm going to find some food and try to get some work done.

*One hates to be the old fogey who says, "Winters aren't like they were when I was a kid!", especially when one is only 34, but in fact, winters aren't like they were when I was a kid.

eta: ...33. I think I'm 33, not 34.
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Lauraskeagsidhe on February 16th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
Great minds think alike?

(Except that often they don't, which is what makes them great, but this is tangential)
S. L. Grayshadowhwk on February 16th, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC)
And I was going to say, "you're a year and change younger than me, thus 33." Don't you love how we all keep track of your age for you?
kit: stripemizkit on February 16th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
*laughs out loud* Well, thank God somebody does, because I've had a hard time remembering how old I was since I was 19. :)