30 Dec '15, 11pm

This year in forgotten obituaries: Climate deniers, hoverboards, and American empathy

The end of a year is always cause for reflection, and often it is reflection on those we have lost. This most recent rotation around the sun was met with the passing of greats: B.B. King, Oliver Sacks, Frances Kelsey, Omar Sharif, John Nash. But there were more. Often they were less celebrated. With the heaviest of hearts, Grist recalls our fallen heroes. Climate change deniers We all remember our first denier: that spittle-flecked cherub, teething and tight-fisted, babbling breathlessly, incoherently, in that language understood only by beings worthier than us at The National Review . Yes, the deniers were of that special marble — the harder, hawkier stone always destined to craft the Palinesque renegade. They were loud and proud; the special snowflakes that refused to melt. How they loved their charts! The radically disproportionate axes ! We stood with the deniers when ...

Full article: http://grist.org/living/this-year-in-forgotten-obituaries...

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