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  • Climate Reporting Chaos in Oregon

    11/17/2014 10:31:27 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/17/14 | Sierra Rayne
    The catastrophic predictions do not match up with historical trends For some reason, I don’t find it surprising that Oregon is a hotbed of climate alarmism. Thus, when the Portland Tribune recently published an article describing how Oregon’s “warmer climate imperils our health,” it seemed appropriate to look further into the claims being made. Apparently, climate change in Oregon will lead to “less snow on Mount Hood? [but] we can live with that.” Interesting, given how there has been no significant trend in maximum overwinter snowpack on Mount Hood since records began in 1981. Indeed, according to an article in...
  • Apollo Astronaut: Climate Alarmism Is the ‘Biggest Fraud in the Field of Science’

    07/04/2014 11:44:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    CNS ^ | July 2, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    97% Climate Consensus ‘Most Nonsensical, Stupid Number in the World’ Climate alarmism is "the biggest fraud in the field of science" and the 97% consensus claim is nonsensical, Apollo 7 astronaut Walter Cunningham tells MRCTV in a preview of his presentation at the upcoming Heartland Institute climate conference, July 7-9. "Since about 2000, I looked farther and farther into it," Col. Cunningham (USMC, Ret.) tells MRCTV in an exclusive interview. "I found that not one of the claims that the alarmists were making out there had any bearings, whatsoever. And, so, it was kind of a no-brainer to come to...
  • Global Cooling: Is an Ice Age Coming?

    01/08/2014 9:51:03 AM PST · by xzins · 74 replies
    CBN ^ | January 08, 2014 | Dale Hurd
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- It wasn't supposed to happen: a ship full of scientists and environmentalists sent to the Antarctic to find melting ice from global warming got stuck in frozen ice from fearsome cold. Then, the rescue ship got stuck in the ice, too. Critics liken the incident to the climate change movement itself: stuck in denial over the fact that the climate is not getting warmer but seems to be getting much colder. The climate is changing, but it's not changing the way climate change crowd predicted it would. Nature has made a mockery of global warming, so who...
  • Radiation from Fukushima Will Be 10 Times Bigger than All of the Radiation from Nuclear Tests

    12/22/2013 7:51:41 AM PST · by Errant · 61 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/22/2013 | George Washington
    This graphic from Woods Hole in Massachusetts – one of the world’s top ocean science institutions – shows how much more cesium was dumped into the sea off Japan from Fukushima as compared to nuclear testing and Chernobyl [above]: The Canadian government has confirmed in October that Fukushima radiation will exceed “levels higher than maximum fallout” from the nuclear tests. The party line from the Japanese, Canadian and American governments are that these are safe levels of radiation. Given that those countries have tried to ban investigative journalism and have tried to cover up the scope of the Fukushima...
  • Will elephants still roam earth in 20 years?

    04/30/2013 8:42:17 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 74 replies
    (CNN) -- At the start of the 1980s there were more than a million elephants in Africa. During that decade, 600,000 were destroyed for ivory products. Today perhaps no more than 400,000 remain across the continent, according to Samuel Wasser of the University of Washington, who is widely recognized as an authority on the subject. If this level of killing continues, if elephants continue to be slaughtered for trinkets and statuettes, in 10 years' time most of Africa's elephants will be gone and an ineffable symbol of majesty and wonder -- and the linchpin in the ecology of an entire...
  • Climate Change Catastrophe Averted, what next from the hysteriocracy?

    06/24/2012 6:37:00 AM PDT · by pickrell · 19 replies
    Tornonto Sun ^ | 24-June-2012 | Lorrie Goldstein
    As this greatest of all hoaxes crumbles further, it should provide much merriment to watch those who previously slandered all who did not buy into it, now seek to distance themselves from their libels.
  • Global warming alarmism becoming much less alarming

    04/11/2012 4:47:43 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 1 replies
    We’ve noticed a growing trend: global warming alarmism is becoming much less alarming. Maybe it’s the Cry Wolf syndrome. Maybe it’s just taking notice of reality. Maybe it’s only a fad that’s run its course. Nevertheless, there’s more evidence every day: . . .
  • Global warming disaster looming? Or, ho hum?

    03/27/2012 1:02:37 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 5 replies
    You might have noticed the blaring headlines of doom: (Reuters) – The world is close to reaching tipping points that will make it irreversibly hotter, making this decade critical in efforts to contain global warming, scientists warned on Monday. Of course, this alarmism lives in a computer projection of how things will be in the future. Not in reality. They rely on a theoretic CO2 cause-and-effect all out of proportion to reality. So, how has that global warming phenomenon actually been going? There’s a different headline for that . . .
  • Global warming makes things hotter, colder, all of the above

    02/29/2012 3:47:22 PM PST · by landsbaum · 7 replies
    We noticed years ago that global warming not only was caused by everything we do, according to the alarmists, but that global warming caused nearly everything – including oddly enough, global cooling. We came across this news clipping today at Creative Minority Report, which dubbed it the “Greatest Global Warming Headline … Evah!” We have to agree: . . .
  • Global warmists on the ropes

    02/21/2012 12:34:12 PM PST · by landsbaum · 2 replies · 1+ views
    We wrote over the weekend about the “Global-warming skeptics gaining upper hand” and heard from readers who agree with and applaud the news, which always is good to hear. Then we were delighted to see the latest in the back-and-forth dueling columns in the Wall Street Journal advance the cause with clarity and truth. In short, the esteemed scientists who sparked the back-and-forth commentary in the Journal’s pages, summed up their case against global warming alarmism thus: . . .
  • Who says manmade CO2 causes catastrophic global warming?

    02/07/2012 5:03:17 PM PST · by landsbaum · 12 replies
    We enjoyed the letter to the Wall Street Journal last week from 16 scientists who said there’s “no need to panic about global warming,” and of course it drew a response from a warming faction of scientists saying essentially, “yes there is.” Adding some perspective to this they-said/they-said back and forth is yet another letter we saw today from Martin Hertzberg . . .
  • Another Global Warming Oops Moment

    02/06/2012 1:16:48 PM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 16 replies
    Today we have yet another example of what was unintended, but probably could have been seen coming had our government know-it-alls not been blinded by their ideological mission. We call these Global Warming Oops Moments. There’s no shortage of them. “While President Barack Obama is touting clean energy such as wind farms, a group of American scientists are raising alarm bells that wind turbines increase the effects of global warming, as well as killing birds that fall prey to the deadly spinning blades,” says an item from Dallasblog.com.
  • Electric cars for an ice age?

    02/06/2012 11:37:16 AM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 9 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 2-5-2012 | Mark Landsbaum
    Call it global warming schizophrenia. It's the disconnect between what really is happening and what global warming alarmists demand must happen. For example, many government officials and government-paid scientists insist the world risks being incinerated because humans generate a little more carbon dioxide than they used to. But they completely ignore the reality that CO2 hasn't proved to be a threat, let alone the horrific danger they make it out to be. Why must they pretend this fiction to be true? Because so much rides on it.
  • Barone: Public cools to global warming alarmism

    10/23/2011 8:31:40 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 31 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/22/2011 | Michael Barone
    On Oct. 22, 1844, thousand of Millerites, having sold all their possessions, climbed to the top of hills in Upstate New York to await the return of Jesus and the end of the world. They suffered "the great disappointment" when it didn't happen. In 1212, or so the legends go, thousands of Children's Crusaders set off from France and Germany expecting the sea to part so they could march peaceably and convert Muslims in the Holy Land. It didn't, and many were shipwrecked or sold into slavery. In 1898 the cavalrymen of the Madhi, ruler of Sudan for 13 years,...
  • Past Alarmism and the Future of Manmade Global Warming

    08/29/2011 9:05:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 28, 2011 | Dr. Kesten C. Green and Tom Harris
    Researchers identify 26 past scares analogous to the global warming alarm.Polls show that roughly one person in two is concerned about manmade global warming. Why? Because vivid, alarming forecasts, even those based on weak foundations, are persuasive. For a while at least.We’ve seen this many times before. Take the alarm over mercury in fish: in 2004, an Environmental Protection Agency employee warned that 630,000 babies per year were born at risk of brain and nervous system damage due to “unsafe” levels of mercury in their mothers’ blood. Expectant mothers were discouraged from eating fish.Japan consumes a lot of fish, and...
  • More polar bear cubs die as Arctic ice melts

    07/20/2011 4:58:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    reuters ^ | July 18, 2011 | Deborah Zabarenko
    (Reuters) - Polar bear cubs forced to swim long distances with their mothers as their icy Arctic habitat melts appear to have a higher mortality rate than cubs that didn't have to swim as far, a new study reports. Polar bears hunt, feed and give birth on ice or on land, and are not naturally aquatic creatures. Previous reports have noted individual animals swimming hundreds of miles (kilometers) to reach ice platforms or land, but this is one of the first to show these swims pose a greater risk to polar bear young.
  • Sea levels rising? Not exactly

    05/09/2011 8:02:37 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 15 replies
    Apparently it took a while to get it right, but the folks over at the Hockey Schtick are reporting: “Following a long delay and some controversial “adjustments,” the University of Colorado sea level satellite data was recently released. A plot of the rate of sea level rise shows a stable rate between 2003 and 2007, and declining rates since 2007.” Did you catch that? . . .
  • Fukushima and problems with INES

    04/12/2011 5:51:38 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 1 replies
    Asian Correspondent ^ | 12 April, 2011 | Gavin Atkins
    The reason why it could be argued that Fukushima does not rate as a 5 on INES is that there have been no deaths from radiation so far. Three workers died as a result of the earthquake and tsunami, but while a few workers have been hospitalised as a precaution, nobody has died from radiation poisoning at Fukushima. Using this reasoning, Fukushima should not even rate as Level 4 on INES, because this is supposed to include “At least one death from radiation”. Strangely, Level 7 on INES does not require any deaths to be reported from radiation, which arguably...
  • More Climate Disruption Drivel

    03/22/2011 6:09:20 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3/22/2011 | Anthony J. Sadar
    It certainly didn't take long for someone, a British academic this time, to couple the tragedy in Japan to the specter of future tsunamis caused by global warming. In 2004, Michael Crichton's State of Fear had the plot line of an extreme environmental group planning to trigger a tsunami using a massive underwater explosion, with the intention of blaming it on man-made climate disruption. Sadly, Japan's tsunami is now being used to stoke the dying embers of climate-change mania. Even before nature's fury ravaged Japan, meteorological mischief was contemplated to awaken the world's interest in climate change. This effort would...
  • WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T PREDICT EARTHQUAKES ACCURATELY?

    03/20/2011 12:10:53 PM PDT · by STD · 65 replies · 2+ views
    Helium.com, ^ | 3/19/11 | Terrence Aym,
    WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T PREDICT EARTHQUAKES ACCURATELY? Geologist: Alarming magnetic field changes signal major quake for West Coast
  • Global warming’s causing those snow storms!?! Well, not exactly.

    02/21/2011 11:51:27 AM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 9 replies
    One of the most endearing traits of the global warming alarmists (yeah, that’s sarcasm) is that they find all causes and all effects are global warming. If it gets hotter, colder, drier, wetter, you know the story: it’s global warming at fault and more global warming as a result. It’s delightful when even their preferred scientific sources turn on them. Here’s a tid bit from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (emphasis ours):...
  • Climate Panel Faces Heat

    08/31/2010 10:16:36 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 30, 2010 | Jeffrey Ball
    Investigation Calls for 'Fundamental Reform' at U.N. Group on Global Warming An independent investigation called for "fundamental reform" at the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, saying the organization's 2007 report played down uncertainty about some aspects of global warming. The probe of the IPCC, a preeminent climate-science body that won the Nobel Peace Price three years ago, was conducted by the InterAcademy Council, a consortium of national scientific academies. Leaders of the IPCC asked the council to conduct the probe following the disclosure of a few errors in its 2007 climate-science report, which concluded, among other things, that...
  • Fructose and Pancreatic Cancer (response to 'fructose will kill you')

    08/11/2010 5:18:25 AM PDT · by libh8er · 40 replies
    SweetSurprise ^ | 8.3.10 | David Knowles
    “Both the authors and the press need to retract these alarmist and unsupported claims — especially the authors, since such gross over-interpretation of a lab study is inexcusable among academic scientists. They seem to be grasping for headlines and promoting some anti-fructose political agenda.” Gilbert Ross, M.D., Executive Director and Medical Director of the American Council on Science and Health August 4, 2010, HealthFactsAndFears.com WASHINGTON, DC – A study published in the August issue of Cancer Research1 has resulted in several premature and potentially misleading conclusions when it comes to fructose and its effect on pancreatic tumor cells. Unfortunately, the...
  • Climate Alarmism Takes Off in a New Direction

    06/08/2010 11:26:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 48+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 09, 2010 | F. Swemson
    NASA has just voiced its concern over the threat that our modern technological society is now facing from "solar storms." Now it's true of course, that our society has become quite dependent on new technology, such as satellite communications and GPS mapping, that is vulnerable to the effects of major solar storms, but NASA seems to be a bit too worried about how big the threat really is. Fortunately for us, legitimate climate scientists believe the next solar "maximum," which is due in four to five years, is not expected to be anything unusual. In any event, while major solar...
  • Obama’s Science Advisor

    12/19/2008 7:22:06 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 678+ views
    nationalreview.com ^ | December 19, 2008 | Yuval Levin
    It looks like president-elect Obama will name John P. Holdren as his science advisor. Holdren is a professor of environmental policy at Harvard and former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. As Ron Bailey points out, he has been an activist on the ecological left and no friend of free markets. Perhaps more striking is his activism well beyond his own academic specialty, arguing, for instance, that scientists have a responsibility to advance the cause of the elimination of all nuclear weapons and seeking controls on population growth. And he didn’t say all this in the...
  • Earth Day, 1970: Twenty years to live

    12/04/2009 2:54:26 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies · 512+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 04, 2009 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Ask a believer: What's the difference between climate alarmism and child abuse? If he pauses to think for more than one second, then that's too long. Conservatives are American thinkers. Liberals are American feelers. Remember Earth Day, 1970? Here's Dan Rozek, writing in the Daily Herald, Sunday 22, 1990: "On the eve of Earth Day 1970, gloomy scientists and environmentalists questioned whether humanity would be around for this year's 20th anniversary celebration. Some worried mankind could not long survive without fatally fouling the planet and predicted mass deaths from pollution in 15 to 30 years. Even if man managed to...
  • Death of 'Soul of Capitalism:' Bogle, Faber, Moore (20 reasons why America's collapse is inevitable)

    10/20/2009 6:47:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies · 1,653+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | 10/20/2009 | Paul B. Farrell
    ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. (MarketWatch) -- Jack Bogle published "The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism" four years ago. The battle's over. The sequel should be titled: "Capitalism Died a Lost Soul." Worse, we've lost "America's Soul." And worldwide the consequences will be catastrophic. That's why a man like Hong Kong's contrarian economist Marc Faber warns in his Doom, Boom & Gloom Report: "The future will be a total disaster, with a collapse of our capitalistic system as we know it today." No, not just another meltdown, another bear market recession like the one recently triggered by Wall Street's "too-greedy-to-fail" banks....
  • Hyping hysteria

    05/05/2009 2:53:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies · 302+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 05, 2009 | Michael J. Economides
    The alliance between politicians, their supporters with agendas and the news media is an unholy union, one that does not need elaborate conspiracies to consummate. Hysteria and alarmism in the news is a business-driven matrimony and, in spite of proclamations of safeguarding the public's right to know, it has little to do with knowing the truth. For us westerners our press was supposed to be one of the main institutions that separated us from the rest of the world, made us be smug about the superiority of our political system. It was supposed to be different from totalitarian regimes where...
  • OK I'll (vanity) it: The Mexican flu is total Bull. Must be a distraction.

    04/25/2009 5:37:59 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 76 replies · 3,261+ views
    Haven't seen so much media-generated hysteria since forever. But it's all bull. Smoke. All of it. Every. Single. Year. 30,000 Americans are killed by this exact same Flu. Type A. How many Americans have succumbed to this one? (that's a rhetorical question) I suspect, this is all an elaborate ruse. To cover up our "dear leader's" plummeting approval numbers. Someone, has been doing some polling. That's what I think.
  • Missouri report on militias, terrorists draws criticism

    03/15/2009 7:53:29 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 59 replies · 2,558+ views
    Kansas City Online ^ | March 14, 2009 | The Associated Press
    A new document meant to help Missouri law enforcement agencies identify militia members or domestic terrorists has drawn criticism for some of the warning signs mentioned. The Feb. 20 report called "The Modern Militia Movement" mentions such red flags as political bumper stickers for third-party candidates, such as U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, who ran for president last year; talk of conspiracy theories, such as the plan for a superhighway linking Canada to Mexico; and possession of subversive literature. "It seems like they want to stifle political thought," said Roger Webb, president of the University of Missouri campus Libertarians. "There are...
  • Calls Mount for Obama to Fire NASA Climate Chief

    02/23/2009 4:30:29 PM PST · by Delacon · 25 replies · 1,244+ views
    CO2 Skeptics ^ | February 23rd 2009 | James M. Taylor
    By James M. Taylor Calls are mounting for President Barack Obama to fire James Hansen, the controversial figure in charge of climate studies at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Hansen has a record of allegedly doctoring temperature data to hype his argument that global warming is a crisis. The new calls for his resignation or termination come following his appearance in a video calling for civil disobedience at a protest at a power plant in Washington, DC(click to see video). “It is plainly improper for someone on the U.S. government payroll to advocate civil disobedience on behalf of...
  • That famous consensus

    02/07/2009 6:44:46 PM PST · by Delacon · 5 replies · 631+ views
    The Spectator ^ | Saturday, 7th February 2009 | Melanie Phillips
    Yet another example of the ‘research’ masquerading as science that is used to reinforce the man-made global warming fraud. One of the difficulties the green zealots have had is that Antarctica has been not warming but cooling, with the extent of its ice reaching record levels. A few weeks ago, a study led by Professor Eric Steig caused some excitement by claiming that actually West Antarctica was warming so much that it more than made up for the cooling in East Antarctica. Warning bells should have sounded when Steig said What we did is interpolate carefully instead of just using...
  • Mann’s(Mr. Hockey Stick) conclusions not to be believed

    02/07/2009 5:52:56 PM PST · by Delacon · 14 replies · 715+ views
    Financial Post ^ | February 07, 2009 | Lawrence Solomon
    Mann-made science does not support the hypothesis that global warming is man-made A good scientist, like a good journalist, checks his facts, if for no other reason than to spare himself embarrassment and to immunize himself from charges that he’s casual with the truth, lazy or just plain dishonest. Michael Mann has not checked his facts. Mann’s article has two main thrusts. First, he attempts to discredit me and others who have criticized his work. Then, he attempts to defend his reputation by claims that distinguished authorities, especially the National Academy of Sciences, have endorsed his hockey stick graph. His...
  • If You Are Contracepting, You Are Part of A Very Big Problem

    01/27/2009 11:06:53 AM PST · by NYer · 152 replies · 3,257+ views
    Madrid Blogspot ^ | January 27, 2009 | Patrick Madrid
    Global aging, combined with plummeting birth rates, is a catastrophically dangerous menace that only a few people seem to be waking up to. You may not be familiar with terms like “global aging” and “demographic winter,” but you will be soon. I've been giving public lectures on the problem of global aging for the past 7 years or so, and my audiences are always shocked and dumbfounded as I explain how the West's ever expanding population of old people (due, thank God, to the ever-improving capabilities of bio-medical science), while a good thing in itself, will soon become a prime...
  • Over 2T tons of ice melted in arctic since '03 (think of the polar bears!)

    12/16/2008 9:34:31 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 71 replies · 10,359+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Tue Dec 16 2008 | Too ashamed to say
    WASHINGTON – More than 2 trillion tons of land ice in Greenland, Antarctica and Alaska have melted since 2003, according to new NASA satellite data that show the latest signs of what scientists say is global warming. More than half of the loss of landlocked ice in the past five years has occurred in Greenland, based on measurements of ice weight by NASA's GRACE satellite, said NASA geophysicist Scott Luthcke. The water melting from Greenland in the past five years would fill up about 11 Chesapeake Bays, he said, and the Greenland melt seems to be accelerating. NASA scientists planned...
  • More Gore Sham Shock and Awe

    10/09/2008 7:41:00 PM PDT · by Delacon · 12 replies · 658+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 06, 2008 | Marc Sheppard
    Any guesses where Al Gore points the blame for the June floods and tornadoes that ravaged Iowa?  Yep! As reported by the Des Moines Register, the world's most famous Chicken Little told attendees of a Saturday night Democrat fundraiser in that city that the devastating floods were due "to man-made emissions causing more water to evaporate from oceans, increasing average humidity worldwide."   He went on say that: "In 66 of your 99 counties, the flood damage was truly historic. No one has ever seen a flood like this." Wrong. Then he pulled one of his favorite lies from his quiver...
  • Bills Force Family Out Of Home, Into Tent (Soupline America Alert!)

    10/02/2008 6:24:11 AM PDT · by jeffrho · 30 replies · 1,258+ views
    KMBC TV ^ | 10/1/2008 | Jere Gish
    Bills Force Family Out Of Home, Into Tent Parents, 3-Year-Old Daughter Staying At Campsite POSTED: 10:25 pm CDT October 1, 2008 UPDATED: 10:42 pm CDT October 1, 2008KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A local family is having such a difficult time making ends meet that they can't find the money for housing. Kathy Mankey and Brian Fears said they've hit rock bottom. They've been living out of their car and are desperate to find a place to live. "We're trying -- day to day. It's all you can do," Fears told KMBC's Jere Gish. Mankey and Fears are engaged, but...
  • McCain Warns of Economic ‘Disaster’ if Congress Fails to Act

    10/01/2008 7:25:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 52 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Wall Street Journal - Washington Wire ^ | 2008-10-01 | Elizabeth Holmes
    John McCain, who has thrown himself in to negotiations for a $700 billion legislative package to address the current economic turmoil, continued to sell the proposal to voters today with a distinct populist tone and stern warnings of what congressional inaction could mean for the U.S. economy. McCain has sought to communicate the risks of doing nothing as opposed to passing the unpopular bill that failed by a 205-228 vote in the U.S. House on Monday. The Senate will take up the package tonight and both McCain and rival Barack Obama are scheduled to return to Washington, D.C., to vote...
  • A Wonderful, Magical Green Bailout

    09/30/2008 7:18:58 PM PDT · by Delacon · 6 replies · 556+ views
    Planet Gore/National Review Online ^ | September 30, 2008 | Chris Horner
    Much has been said and written in recent days about how “The liberal uses crises, real or manufactured, to expand the power of government at the expense of the individual and private property.” The current financial situation is surely no different. What is striking is how brazen are the attempts we are seeing to attach pet schemes to the bailout’s coattails.  For example, Legal Newsline notes that California attorney general Jerry Brown and Al Gore told a group of investors waiting for the government to make them rich in the name of global warming — that, in the words...
  • RAHN: Cool look at the future

    09/20/2008 5:39:36 PM PDT · by Delacon · 18 replies · 258+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 17, 2008 | Richard Rahn
    How much in additional taxes are you willing to pay now in order to ensure that the Earth would not be 3 degrees warmer 100 years from now (assuming the science is even possible) - $100 or $1,000 or $10,000 or more? Should the government prevent us from selling some of our body parts to allow others to live or have better lives? Are we likely to get better health care in the future with more or less government involvement? Are the advances in information technology, such as the Internet, increasing or reducing the power of governments to monitor and...
  • Climate Alarmists Embrace “Hysterical Pseudo-Religion”

    09/08/2008 8:38:37 AM PDT · by vadum · 7 replies · 150+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | September 5, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    Northern Ireland environment minister Sammy Wilson is taking heat for saying environmentalists' views on global warming amount to a "hysterical psuedo-religion," the BBC reports. "Resources should be used to adapt to the consequences of climate change, rather than King Canute-style vainly trying to stop it," Wilson said. The article states Mr Wilson said he refused to "blindly accept" the need to make significant changes to the economy to stop climate change. "The tactic used by the "green gang" is to label anyone who dares disagree with their view of climate change as some kind of nutcase who denies scientific fact,"...
  • UN Cuts AIDS Estimates, Will Global Warming Projections Follow? (connecting the dots)

    08/24/2008 12:17:24 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 5 replies · 166+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 20, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    UN Cuts AIDS Estimates, Will Global Warming Projections Follow? As NewsBusters readers are aware, one of the positions of those not buying into the manmade global warming hysteria is that the United Nations -- whose Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a large part of the alarmism -- is an organization that has seen more than its share of malfeasance and corruption. The recent scandal surrounding the U.N.'s Oil-for-Food program is one example, with problems that eventually plagued UNICEF another. Now, it has been revealed that the U.N. has been exaggerating the AIDS epidemic for many years. As reported [1]...
  • Astronomers Find Unusual New Denizen Of The Solar System

    08/19/2008 10:57:10 AM PDT · by Raineygoodyear · 20 replies · 114+ views
    Science Daily ^ | August 19th, 2008
    A "minor planet" with the prosaic name 2006 SQ372 is just over two billion miles from Earth, a bit closer than the planet Neptune. But this lump of ice and rock is beginning the return leg of a 22,500-year journey that will take it to a distance of 150 billion miles, nearly 1,600 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun, according to a team of researchers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-II). The discovery of this remarkable object was reported today in Chicago, at an international symposium titled "The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Asteroids to Cosmology." A...
  • The sad demise of ‘On Line Opinion’ (Global Warming/AIDS alarmists bruise easy)

    08/19/2008 9:03:54 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 30 replies · 199+ views
    On Line Opinion ^ | July 2, 2008 | Clive Hamilton
    In an email exchange with the editors of On Line Opinion, I have explained why I will not be contributing any further pieces to the site because it has been “captured” by climate change denialists. At the request of Graham Young I am putting my arguments into this last piece for On Line Opinion. At least, it will be my last unless and until the journal returns to the objectives it was set up to pursue. ... There I also explain why I do not presume to engage in arguments about climate science because I do not have the expertise...
  • Knights of the Planet Gore

    08/06/2008 1:00:46 PM PDT · by Delacon · 8 replies · 170+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 6, 2008 | Henry Payne
    McCain and Obama came to Michigan this week touting two all-too-similar energy plans. By Henry Payne Detroit — The presidential fuel follies came careening into Michigan this week, advertising two knights battling over America’s energy future. Upon closer inspection, however, the fix appears to be in: Underneath the rhetorical weaponry, both knights are wearing the same green armor. Barack Obama arrived first at Michigan State to give a typically grandiose speech outlining his plan for a “complete transformation of our economy.” The Arrogant One has been trying to make up to Michigan since he presumed a year ago to tell...
  • Absoutely Priceless Example of How Poor Alarmists' Science Can Be

    08/03/2008 6:33:19 PM PDT · by Delacon · 39 replies · 245+ views
    This is absolutely amazing.  I was checking out this article in the Ithaca Journal called "Climate Change 101: Positive Feedback Cycles" based on a pointer from Tom Nelson.The Journal is right to focus on feedback.  As I have written on numerous occasions, the base effects of CO2 even in the IPCC projections is minimal.  Only by assuming unbelievably high positive feedback numbers does the IPCC and other climate modelers get catastrophic warming forecasts.  Such an assumption is hard to swallow - very few (like, zero) long-term stable natural processes (like climate) are dominated by high positive feedbacks (the IPCC...
  • Lucky Lucky America

    08/03/2008 9:28:10 AM PDT · by Delacon · 6 replies · 161+ views
    EcoWorld ^ | August 1st, 2008 | Ed Ring
    As a free nation, a democratic nation, and a global superpower, America’s fate, today more than ever, is to midwife and manage the emergence of the first world generation. Not an easy task, as technology and globalization make every surviving cultural tradition anywhere suddenly replaced or confronted by every other on this shrinking planet, and our polity grapples with it all.  It would be surprising indeed if America were not also considered a troubled nation, inflicting and incurring heartbreaking trauma every day in this imperfect world.  But America’s fate is also a stroke of exceptional luck and opportunity.The message for Americans to send the modernizing, globalizing...
  • Climate hysterics v heretics in an age of unreason

    08/03/2008 9:12:59 AM PDT · by Delacon · 29 replies · 106+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 04, 2008 | Arthur Herman
    IT has been a tough year for the high priests of global warming in the US. First, NASA had to correct its earlier claim that the hottest year on record in the contiguous US had been 1998, which seemed to prove that global warming was on the march. It was actually 1934. Then it turned out the world's oceans have been growing steadily cooler, not hotter, since 2003. Meanwhile, the winter of 2007 was the coldest in the US in decades, after Al Gore warned us that we were about to see the end of winter as we know it....
  • Global Warming Game Tells Children They Should Die

    07/26/2008 1:25:55 PM PDT · by Delacon · 48 replies · 214+ views
    HEARTLAND INSTITUTE ^ | August 2008 | Maureen Martin and Aleks Karnick
    Are global warming alarmists encouraging children to commit suicide because their carbon footprints supposedly are harming the planet?It certainly appears so in a children's game concocted by the state-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Science Department, available online. 'Pigs' Should Die YoungThe game is called Planet Slayer. Using it, children can calculate their carbon footprint--how much impact their carbon emissions allegedly have on global warming. The purpose for doing so, children were told in a version of the game that was online in early June, is so they can "find out what age you should die at so you don't use more...
  • Ceaseless Hot Air and Wasted Dollars

    07/26/2008 12:35:50 PM PDT · by Delacon · 22 replies · 377+ views
    ClimateChangeFraud.com ^ | Saturday, 26 July 2008 | Alan Caruba
    There is a point at which one’s contempt for the environmentalists and their allies is irredeemable. There is no longer the usual excuse that’s there’s room for argument or discussion regarding global warming. Having been labeled “deniers” for years, the sense that the end of this hoax is in sight brings no desire to forgive and forget. Recently, Dr. Roy Spencer, an atmospheric scientist who formerly worked for NASA, testified before a Senate committee. Free now to speak without the impediments of bureaucratic oversight, Dr. Spencer told the committee, “I am pleased to deliver good news from the front lines...