26 F. average high for December 17.
35 F. high on December 17, 2011.
Trace of flurries fell at KMSP yesterday.
+8 F. December temperatures are running 8 F. warmer than normal.
Subzero lows likely in and around the metro area by New Year's Eve.
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Image credit above: "The snowflake design will house six indoor and two outdoor slopes in its three intersecting arches." (Photo: CEBRA)
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota
In other words, people need to understand why there is the appearance of controversy in order to feel confident moving forward with (uncontroversial) scientific assumptions. In other research, Lewandowsky has found that merely alerting people to the existence of an enormous scientific consensus can shift beliefs..."You have to understand who the people are who deny the science and how they operate and what drives them. We know from a lot of research on misinformation that without explaining ... why people oppose it so much, it's very difficult for the average person to accept the science because the moment there is the perception of a scientific debate people sort of tend to walk away from it and say, "well, it's not settled."
Photo credit above: "An employee carries a solar panel as he works at a production line at a solar company workshop in Yongkang, Zhejiang province in this February 2012 file photo. Global climate change adds an economic, moral, and social element to why governments must aggressively act on energy innovation." Stringer/Reuters/File.