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I look forward to enjoying the Museum’s tribute to the Bakersfield sound. One of the things that make Bakersfield an interesting place to live is the wealth of musical talent within the city. We do need more venues for live music (anyone want to revive Trout’s?) and I look forward to the …

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Hi Zeppo - The problem is not that the climate is changing, but that the speed at which the climate is changing is unprecedented. The vast majority of climate scientists (97-98%) have concluded that it is happening, as reported by The American Academy for the Advancement of Science (https…

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Hi Dog - Actually, some folks can carry disease organisms without showing symptoms. Also, folks can spread the Covid 19 virus before their symptoms appear. For an interesting historical story about an asymptomatic individual, read the account of Typhoid Mary on the NIH website: https://ww…

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GPC - happy to provide factual data. The U of W estimate is based on their model. There may be issues with some of their assumptions or how they constructed their model or what data they used to populate their model. And yes, I would not suggest that someone accept the model blindly, but …

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Boris - You mentioned that you wanted actual data on the connection between human activities and climate change. I checked the online holdings of two pre-eminent scientific journals. Science, put out by the American Association for the Advancement of Science had 14,201 articles and Nature…

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Veritas - I could not find the purported CDC numbers, but NIH (see below for link) reports a reduction of about 70,000 deaths by December 1st if 95% of Americans wore masks. This is based on a model from the University of Washington. Links to the original research can be found at the end …

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According to WHO, US deaths reported on September 17th is 940. The number fluctuates, so better to average over a week, giving an average of 832 deaths per day. The daily number reported for the last week has ranged from a low yesterday of 375 to three days with values over 1,000.

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The “reason” the fires don’t go over the US boundary into Canada is because the maps you are referring to only include US data. That being said, It has actually been a quiet year for fires in Canada, so far; however, since 1990, an average of 6.2 million acres burn per year. The Canadian …

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As a man of science, and possessing the esteemed Oxford English Dictionary, I submit this definition: “A branch of study which is concerned either with a connected body of demonstrated truths or with observed facts systematically classified and more or less colligated by being brought und…

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Well, actually Frank, the rest of the world is experiencing record fires and temperatures. Notable examples in the last few years, besides the western USA, include Canada, Russia, Indonesia, Australia, Chile, the Amazon, and Kansas, to name a few. You can state your opinion that it is fak…