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May 12, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 13

The fruits of failure

In response to: Nothing succeeds like failure

By Stephanie Turner *04

Published in the May 12, 2010 issue

Thank you for your article on the benefits of failure (cover story, April 7). I am an English teacher in a private high school, and I am appalled by the current parenting trend of preventing failure. I now cringe to assign any grade less than a B, because I have had parents...

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A higher standard

In response to: Nothing succeeds like failure

By Jim Haas ’84

Published in the May 12, 2010 issue

I applaud and admire the hard work, dedication, and passion exhibited by the scientists profiled in your story about how success is often born of past failures. I also enjoyed the splendid irony that the symbol of success chosen for your cover illustration, the Nobel Prize,...

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More climate debate

In response to: Temperatures rising

By Sidney van den Bergh ’50

Published in the May 12, 2010 issue

In his article on global-warming skeptics (feature, March 17), Mark Bernstein ’83 presents a nicely balanced discussion of some of the controversies surrounding this issue. However, a more nuanced discussion of the “dire consequences” of global warming might have been helpful....

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Act on clean energy now

In response to: Temperatures rising

By Kevin Raeder ’86 (Geophysics)

Published in the May 12, 2010 issue

Dr. William Happer *64’s comments have the same character as the rhetoric he attributes to anthropogenic climate-change “believers.” He does not refute the climate-change evidence that he is most qualified to refute, concerning the radiative properties of gases, but focuses on...

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Cimate data contradict assertions

In response to: Temperatures rising

By Kenneth Davis ’87, professor of meteorology; Timothy Hilton ’01, Ph.D. candidate in meteorology; Klaus Keller *00, associate professor of geosciences; Sukyoung Lee *91, professor of meteorology; and Raymond ­Najjar *90, associate professor of meteorology and geosciences

Published in the May 12, 2010 issue

We are dismayed by PAW’s article covering two Princeton physics professors’ opinions concerning climate change. Professors William Happer and Robert Austin reportedly criticize climate scientists for “group think” and claim that “only a few have looked at the raw data.”   This...

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