National Science Fiction Day 2024 is on Tuesday, January 2, 2024: Science fiction movies?
Tuesday, January 2, 2024 is National Science Fiction Day 2024. National Science Fiction Day is unofficially celebrated by many science fiction fans in the United States on January 2, a date that was chosen to correspond with the official birthdate of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.
National Science Fiction Day is unofficially celebrated by many science fiction fans in the United States on January 2, a date that was chosen to correspond with the official birthdate of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.
I Am Legend
2007 28 Weeks Later
2007 30 Days of Night
2007 Resident Evil: Extinction
2006 Children of Men
2000 Cast Away
1998 Dark City
1987 Near Dark
1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
1968 Night of the Living Dead
1968 Planet of the Apes
2006 The Da Vinci Code
2004 National Treasure
1992 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Chapter 20 - Mystery of the Blues
1986 Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold
1996 The Nutty Professor
1992 Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
1951 The Man in the White Suit
1950 Le Passe-muraille
1949 It Happens Every Spring
Global warming; Fact or fiction?
A theory with overwhelming evidence.
The number of climate scientists who debate it is quite small. Most of the real debate these days is more about effects and their severity.
"The conclusions reached in this document have been explicitly endorsed by ..."
Academia Brasiliera de Ciências (Bazil)
Royal Society of Canada
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Academié des Sciences (France)
Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (Germany)
Indian National Science Academy
Accademia dei Lincei (Italy)
Science Council of Japan
Russian Academy of Sciences
Royal Society (United Kingdom)
National Academy of Sciences (United States of America)
Australian Academy of Sciences
Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts
Caribbean Academy of Sciences
Indonesian Academy of Sciences
Royal Irish Academy
Academy of Sciences Malaysia
Academy Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
"In addition to these national academies, the following institutions specializing in climate, atmosphere, ocean, and/or earth sciences have endorsed or published the same conclusions as presented in the TAR report:
NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
State of the Canadian Cryosphere (SOCC)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Royal Society of the United Kingdom (RS)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS)
skeptic argument: there is no consensus
"People that say this often have little or no grasp of the science and are using denial to avoid having to face a danger. Fix the denial mechanism by showing them this list of sustainable/green technologies. Then make them read this consensus and say the following quote out loud: "I don't know anything about science, so given the choice of trusting 99.9% or 0.1% of the experts, I'll go with the 0.1%". If still they don't think that sounds silly and they don't start to ask questions then you are wasting your time trying to educate them. This ratio is correct because there are 12,301-14,305 members of the AGU and who knows how many European experts on climate. As Eli Rabbet says "if you ain't a member of the AGU you ain't no damn climate scientist in the US, just like the AMA". Also keep in mind that with the tens of thousand of climate change skeptics on the planet if only %1 of them are corrupted by the $10,000 payment (or bribe) currently being offered by Exxon through AEI then you will have at minimum 200 skeptics/deniers. So far 200 skeptics/deniers have not turned up."
... The Cold Truth about Global Warming by Joseph Romm
What scares you about a national healthcare system?
Nobody has ever suggested a national HEALTH CARE system...nobody! What has been suggested is Medicare for All....a universal HEALTH INSURANCE system. Everyone pays, nobody pays too much and everyone is covered. Even if everyone can't contribute the full amount all the time, almost everyone can contribute something MOST of the time.
Why is this necessary? Nobody needed HEALTH INSURANCE before WW2 because there was almost nothing that medical science could do to treat most problems. ALL of the medical procedures, medications and medical equipment such as MRI machines that exist today were science fiction even a half century ago. Medical insurance after WW2 was cheap because insurance companies didn't really pay out that much. Underwriting rules were fairly slack and what was covered was limited by the available science of the day.
Today HEALTH INSURANCE companies really don't have a viable business plan. Way too much money goes out and they can't raise premiums at 10% or more a year for too many more years. Most Americans are priced out of the market already. HEALTH INSURANCE companies operate on a 43% overhead. Forty three dollars out of every $100.00 in premiums goes for overhead and profit. Medicare runs on a 3% overhead....only three dollars for every one hundred dollars in premiums, ant there are few underwriting rules as the point is to cover everyone, not make a profit off of everyone.
The reactionaries of the right keep telling people that the plan is to have the government own the hospitals and put doctors on the public nickel. That's total BS. In any event the private HEALTH INSURANCE system is heading for a situation where nobody can afford their product, at least not in the numbers needed to keep an insurance company solvent. Once we hit that wall nobody will be able to pay their medical bills and the HEALTH CARE side of the equation will begin to fold up for lack of payment. The Affordable Care Act will help for awhile, but it isn't the real answer to this question no matter what you hear from the right wing radio dummies, FOX or the GOP/Tea/Fox/Jesus party.