A paper appeared in Nature Geoscience describing yet another temperature reconstruction. But this one has a unique twist. There are some fascinating insights here about how regions of the globe can at times vary in unison and at other times go off in their own direction.
All countries utilize a mixture of historical and metric units, but the United States is especially multicultural in this area. A simple trip to the grocery store might find you purchasing a two-liter container of a soft drink, a gallon of milk and a pound of beef.
Of all the geoengineering ideas, the one often cited as the simplest, most obvious one, the one we should get started on right away is painting roofs white -- after all how can that not help? How indeed.