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The First Nobel

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Logarithmic History

(First Nobel for Literature, that is)

1899-1905

(A sign of the times: last year, 2018, as a result of sexual harassment allegations, the Swedish Academy did not award a Nobel Prize in Literature. This year Olga Togarczuk got the 2018 prize retroactively. Peter Handke got the 2019 prize.)

The Nobel Prize in Literature goes back to the beginning of the twentieth century, when the Nobel Prize Committee decided to look beyond the sciences. The first prize was to be awarded in 1901. There wasn’t much question who deserved it. Leo Tolstoy was still alive. He was not only the greatest novelist ever, probably, but also an imposing moral figure, a champion of non-violent resistance who would eventually inspire Gandhi and Martin Luther King. So the first Nobel Prize in Literature went to …

Sully Prudhomme

No, I haven’t read anything of his. Have you?

Next year they could still have…

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Pielke Jr.: Just the facts on hurricanes

Tallbloke's Talkshop

Hurricane Katrina [image credit: NASA]
In his own style the author tries to point out some of the excesses of climate hotheads who often prefer cries of alarm to observations based on reality. [Below are a few extracts from the full Forbes article].

Summary: Hurricanes have come to occupy a starring role in the political theater that is climate change. As a result, sorting fact from fiction can be difficult.
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The 2019 North Atlantic hurricane season ends officially later this week. Here I am going to give you the straight scoop on hurricanes.

Everything that follows is fully consistent with recent scientific assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, U.S. National Climate Assessment and World Meteorological Organization.

In fact, the information below comes straight out of these authoritative assessment reports.

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DS9 – Death of Weyoun 6

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