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Can Dr. Richard Alley Convince Skeptics of Climate Change?

A Republican, church-going climate scientist who can actually communicate climate science gets a special on PBS. We're excited.

Of all the scientists out there trying to communicate the realities of climate change to the public, I'd rank Dr. Richard Alley in the top three. Unlike many others, he succeeds at making the science accessible. So I was excited to learn that he's the star of a new one-hour PBS special about climate change, Earth: The Operators' Manual.

Here's the show's trailer:

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Inside Barack Obama's Top Secret Tent

The US Government has released this rare photo of Barack Obama inside his windowless, soundproof, mobile secure tent.


The photo above is, according to the BBC, an extremely rare photo of Barack Obama inside his top secret tent. The tent is an example of a mobile secure area also known as a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or SCIF, "designed to allow officials to have top secret discussions on the move." In fact, the BBC reports, "they are one of the safest places in the world to have a conversation."

This particular SCIF has been set up in the middle of a hotel room in Brazil—you can see the carpet pattern on the floor. Obama was on a pre-arranged trip to Brazil when airstrikes in Libya began on Saturday, and needed a secure facility from which to talk to his Secretaries of State and Defense, as well as fellow coalition leaders.

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