The Republican Party is making this country more ignorant, bigoted, and intolerant every day. Their adamant refusal to compromise, their denial of evidence regarding our climate, and their blatant pandering to the evangelicals is hurting our country. Our political system hit a nadir last week when, during a nationally televised debate, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump bragged […]
Tag: Climate change
To read Parts 1 and 2, click here and here. After lunch the following day, our ship arrived at Cierva Cove. I was one of the first in line for the Zodiac ride because the cove was stunningly gorgeous. We were surrounded by enormous icebergs that seemed like skyscrapers, compared to our little inflatable Zodiac. The […]
For Part 1, click here. Excited at the end of our first day in Antarctica, we set sail through the Gerlache Strait, a channel that separates the Palmer Archipelago from the Antarctic Peninsula. We were lucky enough to see stunning scenery in the form of dozens of enormous tabular icebergs. Tabular icebergs are slabs of ice that once […]
At the start of December, I traveled to Buenos Aires to begin the first leg of a journey following Arizona State University’s Origins Project on a cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula. I had booked the trip in order to participate in their event “Science and Adventure in Antarctica“, and ended up dragging my dad with me for […]
The Republican Party is overtly anti-science. The current group of candidates for President of the United States is comprised of people who reject reason and evidence in favor of detrimental myths and superstition. Our Founding Fathers deliberately made the United States a secular nation—something that was unprecedented at the time—and yet today’s Republicans pander to the lowest common denominator of our […]
On Sunday, Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press. Among other things, he claimed that “Science is not as settled” on the issue of climate change. This is problematic, to say the least. Climate change and evolution are two facts that people love to deny, even though both are literally supported by all of the evidence.