Recently I had the privilege of viewing the Great American Solar Eclipse in “Eclipse City” (Hopkinsville, KY), and now total eclipse videos abound on the internet; the ones from Veritasium and Smarter Every Day (who caught the ISS transiting the Sun during the eclipse) are notable. I also noticed that the temperature in Hopkinsville dropped (from unbearable to unpleasant) well before the sunlight appreciably dimmed and found a nice blog by Apenwarr, who modeled this effect—perceived skin temperature changes linearly with time while visual light level perception is logarithmic. Astrophysicist and science popularizer Neil deGrasse Tyson makes the point that science models and predicts eclipses exceptionally well and enjoys unquestioned widespread acceptance, but that climate change science models encounter extraordinary levels of denial.

Further, at the time of this writing, Hurricane Harvey is flooding the Southeastern United States, particularly Texas...

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