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Is Matt Ridley's assertion that the most extreme of the IPCC climate projections is based on very implausible assumptions correct?

Matt Ridley, the science writer who is often grouped with global warming skeptics and denialists despite asserting: man-made climate change is real but not likely to do much harm, let alone prove to ...
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Did McKinsey & Co. tell AT&T there was no market for mobile phones?

In this interview about his time at Bell Labs and their ability to "invent" the future, Prof. Brian Kernighan (the famous computer scientist involved in the development and popularisation of ...
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Is this forecast predicting massive global depopulation until 2025 legit?

I recently stumbled upon this article about a forecast/list of predicted population development until 2025: Deagel, a real intelligence organization for the U.S. government, predicts massive global ...
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Is long-term weather prediction effective?

The Farmer's Almanac is used by many farmers to time plantings, harvesting, fertilizing, etc., based upon the results of "long-term weather prediction". Is there any evidence that such predictions ...
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Did a computer algorithm predict the 2014 Ebola outbreak 9 days before WHO?

This article claims that a computer algorithm predicted the recent (2014) Ebola outbreak 9 days before the World Health Organization announcement. Is this true? As you can read in the article the ...
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Is assuming that tomorrow's weather will be the same as today a good model?

I heard people say that assuming tomorrow's weather will be the same as today's is as good as, or better, than meteorological models. This book says people assume is the best way This site claims ...
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Will a warming climate cause more crime?

The Register reports, somewhat skeptically, that an american consultant has produced an analysis claiming that climate change will lead to an increase in crime. The paper, published in the Journal ...
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Will there be more than 11 million job openings related to Data Science in India by 2026?

This Career Outlook for Data Scientist article claims that analyst predict that there will be more than 11 million job openings by 2026 in the field of data science. Does this claim makes sense given ...
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