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01.02.2014 | 106 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM

Denying the Climate Deniers

By David Luhrssen
  Tsunamis, draughts, super storms, forest fires—enough disasters “of the century” to fill a millennium were packed into the past 10 years. The problems of the natural world have become as vexing as the biblical plagues of Egypt. Most scientists have weighed the evidence and concluded that some of these disturbances result from global climate change triggered by es...
09.23.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Protecting our own kind, humanity, against monsters is an age-old theme in literature. It�s the story of Beowulf and of the Hannibal Lecter series. In the former, the monster Grendel was plainly not one of us. In novelist Thomas Harris� Lecter stories, and the lore surrounding serial killers real and imaginary, the challenge in slaying the monsters is that they walk among us in our semblance. ...

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