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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Winter Solstice June 28, 2015

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The Winter Solstice came and went this past week. The Southern Hemisphere expression does not seem to be given the same significance as that in the Northern Hemisphere. It is not associated, for example, with Christmas, the dying sun and the rising sun. Still, it may be expected that the weather might start to get warmer from here on. And what will follow?
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Can Natural Variation explain Climate Change? June 26, 2015

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Climate for many of us is outside our preview. It is said that weather forecasts are accurate up to about five days. If you said to me that 1998 was a particularly hot year, I would have to say I did not notice at the time, and I cannot remember. Although, short of consulting with neighbours, I think it was around that time that one day the trains stopped, got on bus and drove through a flooded highway. I could be wrong.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Cold Week with Rain June 21, 2015

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You are probably of the opinion that nothing much happens. Yes and No.  The weather was mostly wet through the week. In lots of ways boring is good.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: “Handle With Care” June 13, 2015

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Of course, it is not just Dexter and Hannah that need to be handled with care. We might just have got the hang of getting in and out of the new harnesses, mentioned last week.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: New Outfits June 8, 2015

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Last week all of us went out of the dog walk. Dexter and Hannah had new harnesses. Of course, it one thing to have new outfits: it is another to get them into them. There are no instructions, so it is made up. It may not be evident in the photos but it was a break from the routine while following familiar paths.
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“Making Sense of Climate Denial” June 8, 2015

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Several arguments have been proposed to deny the implications of climate change, its scientific causality and its political implications. Often, and contrary to expectations the proponents of climate science denial are capable scientific and mathematical reasoners. This was supported in this research by Kahan et al. The implication is that scientific denial arises from motivated reasoning. Rather than to be dismissive of others such an observation might illuminate a greater sense of self awareness.
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