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The Metric System - Just For GigglesThe US has something like forty or fifty thousand miles of Interstate Highways, all of which have markers every 1/10th of a mile, with exit and other signs denominating miles. For instance, typically each exit includes two or three signs that include 'Exit 1 Mile; Exit 1/2 Mile; etc.These signs are very ruggedly constructed and installed to withstand high winds etc. and are not cheap. So. If you convert to the Metric System you have a choice. First, you look really stupid by replacing 'Exit One Mile' with "Exit 1.6 Kilometers". Or you move the stupid sign....IMHO either one looks as stupid as the other.
Phil Jones steps down:http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/uk-climate-scientist-to-221080.html"The chief of a prestigious British research center caught in a storm of controversy over claims that he and others suppressed data about climate change has stepped down pending an investigation, the University of East Anglia said Tuesday."
And then there is the inconvenient truth the 'ringleader' resigned his high position for SOME reason. The publication Nature seems to have a denialist problem of its own.