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amazed that the pi can't get the point defiance zoo's name right...

Posted by hurrrk | January 24, 2007 8:51 AM

That is kind of embarrassing, isn't it? Especially considering that in the writing of the story the reporter probably saw the correct name about a dozen times, on emails, press releases, etc.

The impact of global warming on wine is one of the things that worries me least; production will shift elsewhere, and really, regional temperature is just one of about a hundred significant factors in how wine turns out good or bad. If I lived in Australia, I'd be worried, but more about salinization than temperature.

Posted by Fnarf | January 24, 2007 8:59 AM

New York Times science columnist John Tierney has a good take on Bush and Webb's panaceas on fighting climate change.

Posted by cressona | January 24, 2007 9:06 AM

/rolls her eyes

Why is it when presented with hard, scientific data some crack-pot fundie always wants to hear "the opposing view-point." Christ. Although I suppose the guy who figured out the world is round had to deal with the same kind of shit.

Posted by JessB | January 24, 2007 10:04 AM

@2 - as most scientists will remind you, it's not the temperature increase, it's the energy input into the weather systems and the resulting massive oscillations in temperature on a local and global scale that are the big problem.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 24, 2007 10:27 AM

Last year, Nickels gave the nickname "The Big Ugly" to an elevated six-lane option.

Get real, Gordo Greg, that's YOUR nickname. Mix in a salad and learn how to use a treadmill.

Posted by Gomez | January 24, 2007 10:56 AM

Forty-one percent of 370 adults who watched the speech said they had a "very positive" reaction to it...The sampling error is plus or minus 5 percentage points.

Let's see: 370 adults... out of 300,000,000 citizens... (clickclickclick)... if my numbers are right, that would be a hair over 1 millionth of a percent! Sampling error of +/- 5%? How'd they figure that? I'd guess a sampling error of nearer to +/- 5000%.
Good thing they only interviewed people in Crawford, TX, and Gattling Gun, FL for their responses.

Posted by treacle | January 24, 2007 11:20 AM

Germany red wine is the best. Its super hard to get here in Seattle, but if you stumble across some, seriously pick it up. It is delicious. All the red wine from Germany is in my top 10 favorite types of wine. Few people get to experience it, but its worth tracking down. Spatbegrunder is especially nice.

Posted by Monique | January 24, 2007 11:28 AM

We need a "Seattle City Council Lite". Maybe then they could tell their ass from a hole in the ground.

Posted by him | January 24, 2007 11:45 AM

I've never seen red wine from Germany, Monique. Thanks for the tip. I'll bet I'd like it, as some of my favorite reds come from colder parts of France, at the outer limits of where you can successfully grow red grapes: Saumur, for instance. I have written "Spatbegrunder" in my secret notebook.

Treacle, take a statistics class. In the meantime, I wouldn't worry about the numbers; there's always an uptick after the State of the Union, and it never lasts, or means much. The trends are still down.

Posted by Fnarf | January 24, 2007 12:32 PM

I prefer the whites from Germany myself. I remember touring the wine regions of France and Germany when I was 16 - man, that was fun! Especially since the drinking age was 16 there at the time.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 24, 2007 1:58 PM

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