Climate's rocky road

Some 40 years ago as a freshman college student, I signed up for a geology course to satisfy the science requirement under my liberal arts course of studies. Having grown up in Texas oil fields, I figured the study of fossils would be more fun than cutting up frogs in a biology lab.What I didn't anticipate was being required to distinguish feldspar from sandstone. To me, a rock by any name is just another stone. After I had bombed yet another lab exam by my inability to differentiate one rock from another, my dismayed instructor complained, "I thought you would have answered at least one question correctly if you had to lick every sample just to determine which one was salt!"Despite m...

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