THINGS SCIENTISTS SAY VIITo be fair, my Mom also says to wear a hat when it is cold.
According to scientists, reserves of amusing science-related material in the NYT’s archives are unsustainable. Who cares? Let’s keep mining:
• 1948: “Within the next three years scientists should have enough basic knowledge of man-made rain and snow to be able to divert large snow or rain storms from big centers of population to relatively isolated areas …”
Those relatively isolated areas being New York, Beijing and Europe. Incidentally, China has increased foreign purchases of coal due to the colding. Snow makes Australia rich.
• 1955: “Sun power still is a losing proposition in dollars and cents. But experts agree that its prospects never have looked so good.”
And haven’t things changed since then! Apart from the dollars and cents, of course.
• 1956: “WEAR HAT IN COLD SCIENTISTS ADVISE.”
Back in those days, scientists cared.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I have to be up at 4:00 a.m. so I am making it an early night. Here's something for you to ponder from Tim Blair while I