From the Dept. of Depressing Statistics

Is there a scientific consensus around global warming? Do most scientists believe the planet is heating up?

If you answered “yes,” you’d be — surprise? — in the minority.

This is a straightforward factual question, and the correct answer is something in the neighborhood of 98%.1But even among Democrats, only 42% think that most climate scientists believe global warming is happening. It’s even worse among the other groups.

Check out the chart of belief v. non-belief, broken down by political affiliation, here {mother jones}.

ifttt — If This Then That

Pretty cool service, with lots more uses the more you dig around with it. {posted via ifttt and Google Reader}

New(-ish) automation service, acts like glue between a wide variety of online services. Think: Automator for the web. Ambitious and clever, and they take a novel approach to making the interface obvious and easy. Check out the list of most-popular recipes to get an idea of the things you can do with it.

{via daring fireball}