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On Monday, the US Department of Energy head, Rick Perry, went on CNBC's Squawk Box to speak out against the near-universal scientific consensus on climate change. Perry, the former Texas governor who finished a disappointing 12th on Dancing With the Stars, said CO2 is not the main contributor to climate change and that scepticism of the scientific consensus on climate change is "quite all right".

The Heartland Institute, America's leading peddler of climate change denialism, is back with a new instalment in its ongoing misinformation campaign. According to InsideClimate, the Koch brothers-backed think tank recently mailed a second edition of its report on the "unsettled" science of global warming to thousands of American science teachers -- much to the horror of educators nationwide.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.