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#OpCharlieHebdo vs the jihadists

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946 days ago
Hackers affiliated to Anonymous have launched an operation (#OpCharlieHebdo) to attack jihadi web sites and social media. They have already taken down at least one French site with jihadist links and have posted the Twitter handles of the those responsible - brilliant! We all know that jihadist groups are very adept at using social media to spread their poisonous propoganda and to recruit new members. So what better way to attack them than by bringing down their web sites and social media whe...

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Get off RCP8.5!

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724 days ago
What is RCP8.5 and why does it matter? When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published their Fifth Assessment Report in 2013 they included 3 scenarios (Representative Concentration Pathways - RCP) used to explain the impact of continuing to pollute the planet by burning fossil fuels. The scenarios considered what would happen to global temperatures: (a) if we took drastic measures to reduce CO2 emissions so that they peak in the 2040-50 time frame (RCP4.5); (b) if we...