links for 2007-07-04
Super-Kamiokande, or Super-K for short, is a neutrino observatory in Japan. The observatory was designed to search for proton decay, study solar and atmospheric neutrinos, and keep watch for supernovas in our galaxy.
Super-K is located 1,000 m underground in the Mozumi Mine (Kamioka Mining and Smelting Co.) in Hida city (formerly Kamioka town), Gifu, Japan. It consists of 50,000 tons of pure water surrounded by about 11,200 photomultiplier tubes.
The assumption that by buying anything, whether green or not, we’re solving the problem is a misperception. Consuming is a significant part of the problem to begin with. Buying carbon offsets before settle in for an 8,000-mile flight is hypocritical.
The assertions Gore makes in his movie, ”An Inconvenient Truth,” have been refuted by science, both before and after he made them. He can show sincerity in his plea for scientific honesty by publicly acknowledging where science has rebutted his claims.