Saturday, April 22, 2017

We March for Science! Why it's Important

Franklin, Dolly and Tyler are standing up for science
It's Science Saturday  and We Stand for Science.
  As a meteorologist, I (Rob) can tell you that weather science (including satellites, radar, field missions, weather stations, and personnel) have saved a LOT of lives. (in 1900 when there were no such things a hurricane killed 8,000 people in Galveston, Texas).
    Hope you are standing up for the importance of science. 
THINK ABOUT THIS - Think it about how important it is when you check the weather daily (and get tornado, flood, hurricane warnings), drink clean water, take medication or get your flu vaccine. Those are just a few of millions of examples how science benefits us.

BTW- This week We had a Tropical Storm (Arlene) in the Atlantic a Month and a Half before Hurricane season- WHY? Climate Change is a REALITY.

Tropical Storm Arlene in Atlantic 4-22-17 Credit: NOAA
Hundreds of Marches Around the World 
- Today, Earth Day, April 22, there are hundreds of marches happening around the world. Scientists and their supporters were urged to turn out in force in London as well as other marches in France, Ireland, Finland, Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S.  Here in the U.S., though, preserving, believing and funding science is in the forefront. 
Demonstrators push forward Saturday in Chicago's March for Science. Cr: CNN
  
CNN said "But many messages were leveled at Trump and his party, which holds majorities in Congress. Scientists have raised alarms over Trump's budget blueprint, which would cut $12.6 billion from the Department of Health and Human Services, including $5.8 billion from the National Institutes of Health alone.  With the White House in view, protesters held signs with messages such as "In peer review we trust" and "It's the environment, stupid."

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14