We had moved to our unheated top-floor flat a few weeks earlier in 1943, leaving a damp ground floor apartment beside a clamorous factory. I had never climbed to the new roof alone. It was too dangerous, my mother said, a man-made cliff.
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NOTES TO CHAPTER 10 112. ["And to speak the truth, antiquity, as we call it, is the young state of the world; for those times are ancient when the world is ancient; and not those we vulgarly account ancient by computing backwards; so that the present time is the real antiquity." Advancement of Learning, Book I.—Translator.] 113. [Lactantius—Translator.] 114. [Bossuet's proposal was simply for all dissenting sects to return to the authority of the Roman Catholic Church.—Translator.] 115. [Like the Revolution of 1848.—Translator.] 116. [St. Augustine, Confessions, Bk. I, xiii-xvii.—Translator.] End of Notes Start PREVIOUS 14 of 18 NEXT End
These are valid questions at this point after the White House apparently did not seek to prevent the release of the Federal Government’s National Climate Assessment, which is mandated by current law to be released every four years. The new report says that climate change is driven almost entirely by human action, warns of a worst-case scenario where seas could rise as high as eight feet by the year 2100, and details climate-related damage across the United States as a result of degrees Fahrenheit of global warming since 1900.