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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.

 

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Denmark facing the first “summerless” July in four decades

Does this mean anything? Denmark is facing the first July in four decades with no days warmer than 77 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature the weather bureau there defines as a summer day.

According to the Danish Meteorology Institute (DMI), July is likely to end without a single ‘summer day’, which is defined as any day in which temperatures top 25C (77F) at least somewhere in Denmark. If the next five days come and go without hitting 25C as predicted, it will mark the first time that Danes will have suffered through a summer-less July in nearly four decades.

“There are only three years in our records in which July contains a big fat zero when it comes to summer days and temps above 25C. That’s 1962, 1974 and 1979,” climatologist John Cappelen said on the DMI website. DMI’s database goes back to 1874.

Actually, this doesn’t mean a lot. It is however an interesting factoid that once again raises questions about the NASA and NOAA claims that this year (along with the past few years) were the hottest on record.

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5 comments

  • wayne

    Mr. Z.
    How is “summer” defined in the United States?

    My gas-utility always lists the number of ‘degree-heating’ days in my billing period in Winter, and the electric utility does the same for degree-cooling days in Summer. (Which they count up/down from 72 degrees, and allows me to compare my bills.)

    Har…. I thought “1939 was the hottest summer EVER on Earth!”

  • Joe

    I agree with Robert, this is an anomaly, nothing that hasn’t happened before, in Michigan we can have some rather brutal winter and summer weather, or it can be nearly benign, some summers where it struggles to go much farther than the mid 80’s and some winters in southern mi where it dosent go below -5 for more than a day for the entire winter, or where we struggle with winter weather where 0 might be our high, it’s all normal.

  • wayne

    Joe-
    ya’ got that right!

    Isn’t our un-official State Motto, “if you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes.”

  • Joe

    Wayne, you know it’s bad when Lake Michigan freezes over, you guys lose the lake effect snow, but the temps really dip! Yes Michigan has the five minute rule!

  • wayne

    “Animation of Historical Great Lakes Ice Cover”
    1973- present
    https://www.glerl.noaa.gov//data/ice/historicalAnim/

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