Keep open mind, but weigh facts on climate

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Two similar letters to the editor by Bob Lindinger in The Gazette seem to claim that humans have no responsibility for modern global warming. He argued that such a conclusion is unwarranted because “science is never settled.” It seems that, if we don’t know everything about global climate, we don’t know anything. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinioncenter_img Well, sure, nothing in science is known with absolute certainty. For example, modern research indicates that fire is a rapid, heat-releasing chemical reaction between fuel and oxygen in air. But that’s not settled. Maybe fire is called into mortal existence by Lucifer or Hephaestus, after we ritually strike a sacred match, or form a specially consecrated spark.Hmm. Where do we draw the line between accepting an idea that is overwhelmingly supported by evidence, or believing any number of ideas that are poorly supported by the evidence, unsupported or down-right crazy? That’s really the choice.The overwhelming weight of evidence shows that modern global warming is happening, caused mostly by burning fossil fuels. Sure, the computer models change a little bit every year, as does the growing pile of data behind them. But the results don’t change much. Modern supercomputer models, early models in the 1970s, and hand calculations done over 100 years ago. All give similar results.Accepting the science behind modern global warming is a matter of evaluating the available evidence. It’s a good idea to keep an open mind, but not so open that your brain falls out.Kurt HollocherNiskayunalast_img read more

Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone: Fan makes mindblowing promo ahead of UFC 246

first_img It’s 2020 and UFC has already decided to start the year with a bang. Without a doubt, Conor McGregor’s UFC return is currently the most talked about element in the MMA universe. The former double champion is scheduled to go against Donald Cerrone at the main event of UFC 246 on January 18, 2020. Despite staying inactive for over a year, Conor McGregor is still one of the most popular fighters in the world. He has the highest career earnings in UFC history. MMA fans are thrilled to see him back in action and a UFC fan recently uploaded a trailer of the ‘Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone’ fight which is driving everyone crazy.Also Read | Conor McGregor Looks SHARP Ahead Of UFC Return Fight Against Donald CerroneUFC 246: Fan made trailer of  Conor McGregor vs Donald CerroneFan-made trailers are quite common and repetitive. However, Conor McGregor definitely adds extra spice to anything related to MMA. A YouTuber named Youssef Hannoun recently edited a trailer titled ‘Legends’ and uploaded it on his channel. The one and a half minute long trailer carries everything a fan could wish for. It starts with the history of both the fighters and ends with their current condition. Take a look. WATCH US LIVE Raj Sarkar Also Read | Drake Chooses Nate Diaz Over Conor McGregor Despite Diaz Ranting Against Him In 2016Also Read | UFC: Top 5 Brutal Knockouts In The Decade Of 2010s Ft. Conor McGregor Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone will fight on January 18th. Here’s their first interaction in Boston back on January 17th, 2015. #UFC246(via UFC Embedded)— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) December 15, 2019 The— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) November 28, 2019 SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | Conor McGregor Vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Rematch Possible, Admits UFC President Dana WhiteUFC 246: What does it mean to both the men?Both Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone have faced unfortunate losses in their current UFC run. The upcoming fight is going to be ‘career-defining’ for both of them. One more loss in their career at this stage can take away their relevance. Let us know who are you rooting for in the mega-clash on January 18, 2020.center_img First Published: 2nd January, 2020 18:53 IST COMMENT Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020 18:53 IST Conor McGregor Vs Donald Cerrone: Fan Makes Mindblowing Promo Ahead Of UFC 246 A UFC fan recently uploaded a trailer of the ‘Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone’ fight which is driving everyone crazy. Take a closer look at it over here. Written By LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more