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Icing strikes again

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When the Austin weather forecast on January 1st said that temperatures would drop into the high 20s by Sunday morning, I knew I’d have to go out and check local frostweed plants (Verbesina virginica) again to see if any performed their ice trick. Some did, though the formations were fewer and mostly a lot smaller than on December 12th. Nevertheless, I found ways to portray what ice there was.


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A few years ago I read Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think. The primary author was the late Hans Rosling, aided by his son Ola Rosling and Ola’s wife Anna Rosling Rönnlund. The book does a great job in bringing forth facts and statistics to document the progress our world has been making, despite many people’s belief to the contrary. I highly recommend Factfulness. You can also find lots of facts at gapminder.org that led Hans Rosling to the conclusion that the world has been getting better.

© 2022 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 3, 2022 at 4:28 AM

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