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Hi, I am a string theorist and a publicist.


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I think that Carl Wunsch is one of the people who don't really have an opinion in either way but he was brutally harassed by the activists and forced to break his links with the documentary for which he shot some scenes. Prof Wunsch and his Judas-like attitude to the film director notwithstanding, it was an excellent documentary crowded with relevant information. ... What keeps people occupied at Princeton or Springfield or any other place, especially places such as the U.S. where people haven't even learned to pick mushrooms? ;-) I surely enjoy not being overloaded by anything.
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Philip Stott makes the point - that the warm weather was needed for the wealth of the cathedral builders etc. - around 8:20 of the Great Global Warming Swindle, see youtube.com/watch?v=YtevF4B4RtQ - the previous minute is about the Little Ice Age, Thames freezing over etc.
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comment Material Basis of the Golden Age of Bohemia
Right! Even England (and think what we think about the English weather today) is full of names of neighborhoods and villages that refer to wine that was grown there. Similar observations about "warmer weather that may have been helpful" apply to various periods of the Roman Empire and others. I am not quite sure whether I believe that the warmer/wetter/better climate was so important for the wealth but it's plausible.
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