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  • Pentagon orders commanders to prioritize climate change in all military actions

    02/12/2016 8:49:52 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | - Sunday, February 7, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directives theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show resilience and beat back the threat based on actionable science. The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directives theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show resilience and beat back the threat based on“actionable science. The...
  • Checking Cruz's climate science denial clangers [Left hits Cruz when Court blocks Obama's legacy]

    02/10/2016 11:13:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 10, 2016 | Graham Readfearn
    I have no clue how many climate science denial myths a Republican presidential candidate can fit onto the head of a pin, but given these zingers are generally huge it's probably not that many. But we do now have some clue how many myths one of those candidates, Senator Ted Cruz, can fit into an eight-minute diatribe. At least six. When asked about climate change at recent hustings, Cruz has been delivering a stock set of answers from the Little Book of Climate Change Denial (not a real book). At one such event in New Hampshire, the representative from Texas...
  • U.S. Supreme Court blocks Obama carbon emissions plan

    02/09/2016 7:28:52 PM PST · by Cheerio · 3 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 9 Feb 2016 | Jacob Barker
    WASHINGTON • The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked President Barack Obama's federal regulations curbing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change. On a 5-4 vote, the court granted a request made by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration’s Clean Power Plan. The move means the regulations will not be in effect while litigation continues over their legality. The brief order from the justices said that the regulations would be on hold until the legal challenge is completed. The court's five conservatives all voted to...
  • ‘Climate change’ lawyers quietly lay groundwork for EPA takeover of U.S. energy

    02/08/2016 5:22:01 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 4, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmentalist lawyers have been pushing a legal theory that would give the Environmental Protection Agency cover to regulate every facet of state energy policy - effectively eliminating states' authority to craft their own regulations. "Buried in the Clean Air Act is an extremely powerful mechanism that Daily Caller New Foundationeffectively gives EPA carte blanche to tell states to make drastic cuts to their emissions," Brian Potts, a partner at the law firm Foley & Lardner wrote in Politico Monday. "This provision, which can now be used thanks to the completion of the Paris climate deal, raises important questions about national...
  • Hillary, The Obamoid Agenda, And The USA’s Middle Class

    02/07/2016 3:30:09 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 2 replies
    The New Terrapin Gazette ^ | Feb 7, 2016 | LBB
    Unfortunately few observers have remarked on the obvious religious nature of the Warmers' critique; after all, the screed of their cult begins with human hubris and misdeeds, claims those sins produce utterly fantastic results, predicts catastrophe for generations yet unborn, and demands immediate reform and pietistic obedience to inerrant authority. The cult is Biblical in its self-assurance. Any belief system so constructed should bear a heavy burden of proof before it hijacks governmental power. Of course the dispute continues, but note, please, that it is now fueled by the (simple, but irrelevant) fact that industry produces many tons of carbon...
  • Marco Rubio's political evolution on the environment

    02/04/2016 9:20:27 PM PST · by JediJones · 6 replies
    Politico Florida ^ | 10/30/2015 | Bruce Ritchie
    As speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in 2008, Marco Rubio helped pass a sweeping energy bill - backed by a number of environmentalists - that seemed to reflect a bipartisan interest in renewable energy, climate change and the environment. Rubio's positioning on environmental issues has inarguably changed as he evolved from local Republican legislator to high-profile U.S. senator and, now, presidential candidate. "This nation and ultimately the world is headed for an emissions tax and energy diversification," Rubio told the Legislature. "Those changes will require technological advances that make those measures cost effective. The demand for such advances...
  • How can The Left Call Conservatives Anti-Science When they Are So Violently Anti-Math?

    02/03/2016 9:01:32 AM PST · by Starman417 · 38 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-31-16 | Brother Bob
    "Proof is for mathematical theorems and alcoholic beverages. It's not for science." - Mann Washington Posts's Steven Mufson and Joby Warrick gave a glowing account of President Obama's warnings on Climate Change:"The growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other," Obama said in a speech at the Le Bourget conference center in Paris's industrial outskirts. "What should give us hope that this is a turning point, that this is the moment we finally determined we would save our planet." Obama, who has staked his legacy on the fight against climate change,...
  • Icy ebb and flow influenced by hydrothermal activity

    02/03/2016 8:26:28 AM PST · by JimSEA · 14 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 1/29/2016 | Univ of Connecticut
    Hydrothermal activity along the mid-ocean ridge system suggests that the release of molten rock, or magma, in response to changes in sea level plays a significant role in the earth's climate. The last million years of Earth's history was dominated by the cyclic advance and retreat of ice sheets over large swaths of North America. During cold glacial intervals, ice sheets reached as far south as Long Island and Indiana, while during warm interglacial periods the ice rapidly retreated to Greenland. It has long been known that ice ages occur every 40,000 years or so, but the cause of rapid...
  • United Nations Climate Czar reveals depopulation plan for humanity [Matthew 24]

    02/01/2016 12:12:42 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    Intellihub ^ | April 11, 2015 | Staff
    At a recent Climate One conference, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres, made clear that a leading solution to global warming includes extreme depopulation. Speaking to the organization’s founder Greg Dalton, Figueres had a carefully worded yet startling answer to his question on world population. Dalton: A related issue is fertility rates and population, a lot of people in energy and environmental circles don't want to go near that because its politically charged, it's not their issue, but isn't it true that stopping the rise in population could be one of the...
  • The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic

    01/29/2016 9:46:15 AM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Amazon ^ | 2015 | author Ginger Strand
    My review: This book is fascinating on so many levels but one of the most interesting, and unexpected, is the government-science collusion in the study and manipulation of WEATHER and climate. Bernard Vonnegut, Kurt's brother was a scientist at GE. Kurt worked there in the public relations department (as did later Ronald Reagan). The author herself never claims this however, it is not hard to see the connection to this early government manipulation and hold over climate science and the origins of "climate change" came from government funded studies of weather by GE (General Electric) in the post war years....
  • Deny "Climate Change"? Don't Live In California! [Isaiah 26]

    01/26/2016 11:11:38 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    The Federalist Papers Project ^ | 1/26/2016 | Russ Hepler
    The left is going absolutely nuts in their efforts to maintain the "Climate Change/Global Warming" scam. As more and more real evidence slips out from the national media-guarded cracks, the house of cards that is "climate change" is continuing to fall. The latest evidence of the radical environmentalists' flight from reality comes from California. The Daily Signal has the absurd new developments: California Attorney General Kamala Harris has joined New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in trying to prosecute ExxonMobil for supposedly lying to its shareholders and the public about climate change, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Times...
  • Washington, D.C., snowfall total called into question after improper measurement

    01/24/2016 12:01:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2016 | Angela Fritz
    It has become apparent this afternoon and evening, through multiple conversations with the weather observers at Reagan National Airport, that the snowfall totals submitted to the National Weather Service for that location have not been measured properly. As of 8 p.m., 17.8 inches of snow had been recorded at National - Washington, D.C.'s official weather monitoring location. That reflects just a 0.3-inch increase in the three hours since 5 p.m. during which time light to moderate snowfall was being reported at the airport. The National Weather Service has clear guidelines on how to measure snowfall for one simple reason: snowstorms...
  • Global warming is a historical repeating fact and is natural and not man made

    01/20/2016 2:09:17 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 26 replies
    infobritain.co.uk ^ | 1/20/2016 | infobritain.co.uk
    In Roman Britain the weather was warmer than it is now, and this warmer climate allowed extensive vine growing throughout Britain's Roman period, and for a long time after. By 1086 when the Domesday survey was carried out there were thirty nine vineyards officially recorded in England, although the actual figure may have been much higher. Then temperatures began to drop in the second half of the sixteenth century causing a retreat of vine growing from the north and east of Europe.
  • Blame The Flintstones? Early Man Caused Global Warming, Study Says

    01/20/2016 11:02:52 AM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-20-2016 | Fox News
    January 20, 2016 FoxNews.com The world’s first farmers and their slash-and-burn agriculture may have set off global warming. A new analysis of ice-core climate data, archaeological evidence and ancient pollen samples is being used to suggest farming some 7,000 years ago helped put the brakes on a natural cooling process of the global climate, possibly contributing the warmer climate seen today. But the study is expected to raise a few eyebrows, given there were far fewer people on Earth back then and industrialization -- and the coal-fired power plants that come with it -- was still a long ways off....
  • Pentagon Ordered to Address ‘Climate Change’

    01/19/2016 11:49:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 01/19/16 | Adam Kredo
    All military branches required to 'address the impacts of climate change' A new directive issued by Pentagon leaders mandates that the agency work to "assess and manage risks associated with the impacts of climate change," according to a copy of the Jan. 14 directive issued by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work. As the Obama administration focuses on a larger effort to push its climate change agenda, the Pentagon will now "address the impacts of climate change." This includes engaging in "deliberate preparation, close cooperation, and coordinated planning" to "improve climate preparedness and resilience," according to the directive. The partnership...
  • NASA Chief: Global Warming is Real Because I Have Cancer

    01/18/2016 8:16:41 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/18/2016 | James Delingpole
    A senior scientist at NASA has announced in the New York Times that he has terminal cancer. This is sad. What’s sadder, though, is that he has chosen to exploit his personal tragedy for the purposes of promoting climate change alarmism. Here is how Piers Sellers (pictured) – acting director of NASA’s Earth Sciences division – begins his New York Times article: I'm a climate scientist who has just been told I have Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. This diagnosis puts me in an interesting position. I've spent much of my professional life thinking about the science of climate change, which...
  • Snotty Katie Couric Interviews Cruz on Climate Change – Video

    01/17/2016 6:33:40 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 27 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 17JAN2016 | Youtube
    See if you agree that she’s being snotty. Do all those scientists and the Pope have it wrong? asks Couric. “Satellite data show that for the last 17 years there has been no significant recorded warming,” Cruz calmly answers. “None.”It’as a partisan agenda, Cruz insists. The solution is always “more government control of the environment, of the economy, of energy, and our lives.” (Until watching this, I didn’t know that both of his Cruz’s parents were scientists.)Video at link.
  • Keystone lawsuit spotlights climate politics

    01/08/2016 5:01:25 PM PST · by Dartman · 12 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan.8/16 | Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson
    The Keystone XL saga has taken a new twist in the New Year. On Jan. 6, TransCanada (the company that would have built and operated the Alberta to Texas pipeline) launched two lawsuits over President Obama's November rejection of the pipeline. One of the lawsuits will challenge the president's constitutional authority to grant permits when Congress has already acted, as it did in early 2015 when a bipartisan bill was passed approving the construction of the pipeline. The second lawsuit seeks damages of more than US$15 billion by issuing a claim under Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade...
  • Mark Steyn Whips a Senate Sub-Committee on Climate Change

    01/08/2016 4:36:25 PM PST · by American Quilter · 15 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 8 Dec 2015 | Mark Steyn
    "My name is Mark Steyn. I am not a scientist. I am an author. My main interest in climate science is that Michael E Mann, the inventor of one of its most notorious artifacts, is suing me for "defamation of a Nobel Prize winner" -- a crime that I was not aware existed, especially in his case, as according to the Nobel Institute he is not a Nobel Prize winner. So I recently edited a book about it called "A Disgrace to the Profession": The World's Scientists -- in Their Own Words-- On Michael E Mann, His Hockey Stick, and...
  • The Climate Industry and the ‘Green Religion’

    01/05/2016 7:48:55 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Solve real problems instead of chasing problems that do not exist, creating a profitable climate change industry while enabling the U.N. bureaucrats to live a lavish lifestyle, jet-setting around the world to promote their hoax We are so lucky that Al Gore’s “true planetary emergency” did not take place. He predicted it ten years ago at the Sundance Film Festival where his documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” premiered. It was the result of an environmental crusade he embarked upon that would make him a billionaire, a Nobel Prize and a Golden Globe winner – “Educating the masses that global warming is...
  • Limbaugh’s Al Gore Armageddon Clock About To Hit Zero After Ten Years

    01/04/2016 7:34:56 AM PST · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 1-2-2015 | KERRY PICKET
    Former Vice President Al Gore made a prediction for the earth's point of no return 10 years ago and talk radio host Rush Limbaugh held him to it since that day in 2006. The countdown clock on Limbaugh's site has been running for nearly 10 years since Gore's apocalyptic prediction about the earth as a result of greenhouse emissions. Less than a month remains in the countdown. Gore predicted, when his film "An Inconvenient Truth" was first released at the Sundance Film Festival, that the earth would be in "a true planetary emergency" within the next ten years unless drastic...
  • Venezuela delays gas exports to Colombia, citing climate

    01/01/2016 6:40:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    reuters ^ | 01/02/2016
    Venezuela's state oil company, PDVSA, has delayed the export of natural gas to Colombia because of climate factors, the Colombian Mines and Energy Ministry said on Friday. In a letter to the Colombian government on Wednesday, PDVSA said the exports would not begin because of "climate variability," the ministry said in a statement. The exports are part of a deal between the two countries, which includes provisions for the neighbors to supply their own markets if necessary before exporting. ... Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol has asked PDVSA to give a new date by which the exports could begin.
  • Time.com Writer Cites Temperature at North Pole, Alaska As From THE North Pole (DOH!)

    12/31/2015 6:50:10 AM PST · by rktman · 65 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/30/2015 | Tom Blumer
    The temperature in the Fairbanks, Alaska suburb of North Pole earlier today was apparently in the low-40s Fahrenheit. It was then that Alexandra Sifferlin at Time.com reported the Alaska town's temperature as if it came from the North Pole. The only current evidence of Sifferlin's original grievous error at Time.com is a deliberately vague correction at the bottom of her post telling readers that "This article originally misidentified a temperature reading as belonging to the North Pole." Fortunately, ever-alert blogger Patterico excerpted the post as originally written (the link to North Pole, Alaska's conditions at Weather.com is in the original):
  • Really: Kerry Names Climate Deal As Biggest Achievement of the Year

    12/30/2015 7:43:50 PM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 30, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    The State Department continues to live in an alternate universe. One day after the agency received criticism for claiming it is successfully "bringing peace" to Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry wrote in a Boston Globe op-ed that of all the achievements of 2015, he is most proud of the historic climate deal reached in Paris.
  • Documentary “Climate Hustle” Exposes Global-warming Con Job

    12/30/2015 6:42:32 AM PST · by detective · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | December 29, 2015 | Alex Newman
    For all those who still have to deal with that crazy uncle over the Christmas season who insists that human emissions of the gas of life, or carbon dioxide, are causing dangerous global warming, fear not - the solution has arrived. It is called Climate Hustle, and it masterfully debunks the claims of the "climate cult," as many experts now refer to the alarmist movement, like no other resource produced thus far. Well-known analysts are already saying it will turn the tables on the alarmists. But more importantly, it will bring to light the facts and the science surrounding alleged...
  • Three Global Warming Stories The Media Don't Want You To See

    12/28/2015 9:50:18 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 27, 2015 | Staff
    Climate: Want to know the latest global warming news? Don't bother looking in U.S. media. They can't be bothered with stories that contradict the man-made climate change narrative. But the truth is out there. Let's start with a new paper from NASA — a distinctly American organization — that was covered by the British Express. The newspaper tells us that our space program has "found the Earth has cooled in areas of heavy industrialization where more trees have been lost and more fossil fuel burning takes place." This is, of course, the opposite of what we've been told for decades.
  • Did Egypt's Old Kingdom Die -- or Simply Fade Away?

    12/28/2015 4:46:55 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    National Geographic ^ | December 24, 2015 | Andrew Lawler
    For nearly a millennium, Egypt's early pharaohs presided over a prosperous and wealthy state that built countless temples and palaces, enormous public works, and the famous Giza pyramids. Much of that prosperity depended on the regular inundations of the Nile River in a country that otherwise would be only desert. Then, around 2200 B.C., ancient texts suggest that Egypt's so-called Old Kingdom gave way to a disastrous era of foreign invasions, pestilence, civil war, and famines severe enough to result in cannibalism. In the past decade, climate data revealed that a severe and long-term drought afflicted the region during this...
  • Ancient megadrought entombed dodos in poisonous fecal cocktail

    04/30/2015 7:13:19 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 55 replies
    AAAS ^ | 28 April 2015 5:15 pm | David Shultz
    Nine hundred kilometers off the east coast of Madagascar lies the tiny island paradise of Mauritius. The waters are pristine, the beaches bright white, and the average temperature hovers between 22C and 28C (72F to 82F) year-round. But conditions there may not have always been so idyllic. A new study suggests that about 4000 years ago, a prolonged drought on the island left many of the native species, such as dodo birds and giant tortoises, dead in a soup of poisonous algae and their own feces. The die-off happened in an area known as Mare aux Songes, which once held...
  • Climate change caused empire's fall, tree rings reveal

    05/31/2014 6:06:31 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 45 replies
    Cornell Chronicle ^ | May 14, 2014 | Linda B. Glaser
    A handful of tree ring samples stored in an old cigar box have shed unexpected light on the ancient world, thanks to research by archaeologist Sturt Manning and collaborators at Cornell, Arizona, Chicago, Oxford and Vienna, forthcoming in the June issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science. The samples were taken from an Egyptian coffin; Manning also examined wood from funeral boats buried near the pyramid of Sesostris III. He used a technique called dendro radiocarbon wiggle matching, which calibrates radiocarbon isotopes found in the sample tree rings with patterns known from other places in the world that have already...
  • Climate and Drought Lessons from Ancient Egypt

    08/18/2012 11:29:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Thursday, August 16, 2012 | United States Geological Survey et al
    Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta document the region's ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt's Old Kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time... said Christopher Bernhardt, a researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey... "Even the mighty builders of the ancient pyramids more than 4,000 years ago fell victim when they were unable to respond to a changing climate," said USGS Director Marcia McNutt. "This study illustrates that water availability was the climate-change Achilles Heel then for Egypt, as it may well...
  • Ancient Egypt was destroyed by drought, discover Scottish experts

    08/04/2011 5:51:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 71 replies
    Scotsman, Tall and Handsome Built ^ | Tuesday, August 2, 2011 | Lyndsay Buckland
    ...the fall of the great Egyptian Old Kingdom may have been helped along by a common problem which remains with us now -- drought... a severe period of drought around 4,200 years ago may have contributed to the demise of the civilisation. Using seismic investigations with sound waves, along with carbon dating of a 100-metre section of sediment from the bed of Lake Tana in Ethiopia, the team were able to look back many thousands of years. They were able to see how water levels in the lake had varied over the past 17,000 years, with the sediment signalling lush...
  • Ancient City Mysteriously Survived Mideast Civilization Collapse

    07/30/2011 7:26:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    LiveScience ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2011 | Owen Jarus
    As ancient civilizations across the Middle East collapsed, possibly in response to a global drought about 4,200 years ago, archaeologists have discovered that one settlement in Syria not only survived, but expanded. Their next question is -- why did Tell Qarqur, a site in northwest Syria, grow at a time when cities across the Middle East were being abandoned? "There was widespread abandonment of many of the largest archaeological sites and ancient cities in the region and also large numbers of smaller sites," said Jesse Casana, a professor of anthropology at the University of Arkansas. "At Tell Qarqur and probably...
  • Comets And Disaster In The Bronze Age

    04/30/2007 4:38:09 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies · 2,021+ views
    British Archaeology ^ | December 1997 | Benny Peiser
    Comets and disaster in the Bronze AgeCosmic impact is gaining ground as an explanation of the collapse of civilisations, writes Benny Peiser At some time around 2300BC, give or take a century or two, a large number of the major civilisations of the world collapsed. The Akkadian Empire in Mesopotamia, the Old Kingdom in Egypt, the Early Bronze Age societies in Israel, Anatolia and Greece, as well as the Indus Valley civilisation in India, the Hilmand civilisation in Afghanistan and the Hongshan Culture in China - the first urban civilisations in the world - all fell into ruin at more...
  • Drought That Destroyed A Civilisation

    11/16/2003 11:05:23 AM PST · by blam · 38 replies · 2,105+ views
    The Herald (UK) ^ | 11-11-2003 | Martin Willians
    Drought that destroyed a civilisation MARTIN WILLIAMS November 11 2003 IT is one of history's biggest mysteries and has confounded experts for hundreds of years. But a team of scientists believe they have discovered why the world's first great civilisation, established in Egypt nearly 5000 years ago, crumbled and plunged into a dark age that lasted for more than 1000 years. The researchers, including one academic from St Andrews University, have produced new evidence linking the demise of the Egyptian Old Kingdom with decades of drought after a study of layers of sediment at the source of the Blue Nile...
  • Comets,Meteors & Myth: New Evidence For Toppled Civilizations And Bibical Tales

    08/11/2002 5:32:56 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 3,661+ views
    Science Tuesday/Space.com ^ | 11-13-2002 | Robert Roy Brit
    Comets, Meteors & Myth: New Evidence for Toppled Civilizations and Biblical Tales By Robert Roy Britt Senior Science Writer posted: 07:00 am ET 13 November 2001 "...and the seven judges of hell ... raised their torches, lighting the land with their livid flame. A stupor of despair went up to heaven when the god of the storm turned daylight into darkness, when he smashed the land like a cup." -- An account of the Deluge from the Epic of Gilgamesh, circa 2200 B.C. If you are fortunate enough to see the storm of shooting stars predicted for the Nov. 18...
  • Deconstructing the Walls of Jerico

    06/22/2002 5:13:53 AM PDT · by Seti 1 · 21 replies · 1,779+ views
    Following 70 years of intensive excavations in the Land of Israel, archaeologists have found out: The patriarchs' acts are legendary stories, we did not sojourn in Egypt or make an exodus, we did not conquer the land. Neither is there any mention of the empire of David and Solomon. Those who take an interest have known these facts for years, but Israel is a stubborn people and doesn't want to hear about it. This is what archaeologists have learned from their excavations in the Land of Israel: the Israelites were never in Egypt, did not wander in the desert, did...
  • Meteor Clue To End Of Middle East Civilisations

    01/03/2002 10:50:09 PM PST · by blam · 80 replies · 12,059+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-04-2001 | Robert Matthews
    Meteor clue to end of Middle East civilisations By Robert Matthews, Science Correspondent (Filed: 04/11/2001) SCIENTISTS have found the first evidence that a devastating meteor impact in the Middle East might have triggered the mysterious collapse of civilisations more than 4,000 years ago. satellite images of southern Iraq have revealed a two-mile-wide impact crater caused by a meteor Studies of satellite images of southern Iraq have revealed a two-mile-wide circular depression which scientists say bears all the hallmarks of an impact crater. If confirmed, it would point to the Middle East being struck by a meteor with the violence equivalent ...
  • Disaster That Struck The Ancients

    12/08/2001 2:51:43 PM PST · by blam · 207 replies · 13,091+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-26-2001 | Fekri Hassan
    Thursday, 26 July, 2001, 12:12 GMT 13:12 UK Disaster that struck the ancients The pharaohs of the Egyptian Old Kingdom had built the mightiest legacy of the ancient world - the pyramids at Giza. But after nearly a thousand years of stability, central authority disintegrated and the country collapsed into chaos for more than a 100 years. What happened, and why, has remained a huge controversy. But Professor Fekri Hassan, from University College London, UK, wanted to solve the mystery, by gathering together scientific clues. His inspiration was the little known tomb in southern Egypt of a regional governor, Ankhtifi. ...
  • UN chief: Bush (the Younger) deserves credit for climate change 'success'

    12/27/2015 5:45:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 26, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President George W. Bush deserves credit for kickstarting talks that led to a landmark international agreement on climate change, according to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Ban pointed to a 2007 U.N. climate conference in Bali, when the United States pulled an about-face and agreed to enter negotiations on a new global treaty to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The secretary-general told the Associated Press he still feels "very much grateful" to Bush.
  • Judicial Watch Sues for Documents Withheld From Congress in New Climate Data Scandal

    12/22/2015 1:59:57 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | DECEMBER 22, 2015
    Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a lawsuit on December 2, 2015, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking records of communications from National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officials regarding methodology for collecting and interpreting data used in climate models (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Commerce (No 1:15-cv-02088)). The lawsuit sought the same documents unsuccessfully subpoenaed by a House committee. Less than week after Judicial Watch served its lawsuit on NOAA, the agency finally turned over the targeted documents to Congress. ... Judicial Watch is investigating how NOAA collects and disseminates climate data...
  • Climate change shock: Burning fossil fuels 'COOLS planet', says NASA

    12/22/2015 5:11:23 AM PST · by jpsb · 42 replies
    Express UK ^ | Dec 21, 2015 | Jon Austin
    BURNING fossil fuels and cutting down trees causes global COOLING, a shock new NASA study has found.
  • Commentary: The great human benefit of fossil fuels

    12/19/2015 9:03:56 AM PST · by Bob434 · 5 replies
    Post Star ^ | 12/19/2015 | JAY AMBROSE
  • Global Warning: Paris Climate Change Accord is a bureaucratic boondoggle

    12/14/2015 2:23:11 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 13, 2015 | Leslie Eastman
    The UN Climate Change conference is wrapped up yesterday. After two weeks of world leaders opining mindlessly, protesters heckling speakers, and participants enjoying lavish French cuisine, bureaucrats agreed to squander billions of dollars to solve a non-existent problem...[Break]... The accord is so preposterous that even the "godfather of climate science", former NASA scientist James Hansen is ripping the deal apart before the ink is dry: "It's a fraud really, a fake," he says, rubbing his head. "It's just bullshit for them to say: 'We'll have a 2C warming target and then try to do a little better every five years.'...
  • [Video] SEVEN YEARS AGO TODAY… Al Gore Predicted North Pole Would Be Ice Free in Five Years

    12/14/2015 1:08:57 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 13, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Al Gore predicted the North Polar Ice Cap would be completely ice free in five years. Gore made the prediction to a German audience in 2008. He told them that "the entire North 'polarize' cap will disappear in 5 years."
  • Pope Francis urges action after Paris climate agreement reached

    12/14/2015 9:45:17 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 37 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/13/15 | Elise Harris
    In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis commended world leaders for reaching an agreement in the recently-concluded Paris climate talks, urging the international community promptly put it into action. "The conference on climate has just concluded in Paris with the adoption of an agreement, defined by many as historic," the Pope said Dec. 13. Implementing the plan, he said, will require "a concerted and generous commitment on the part of each one," and expressed his hope that the agreement will give special attention to the most vulnerable. The Vatican's Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin was one of leaders representing...
  • Parameters of Religion and Science

    12/14/2015 7:38:10 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Church of St Michael ^ | December 13, 2015 | Fr. George Rutler
    Weekly Column (via email) Parameters are measurable factors that define a system, in the sense of a criterion or framework - like the parts that make the whole. The parameters of religion and science complement and serve each other, but are not to be confused. Thus, Cardinal Baronio told his friend Galileo that the Bible tells us how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go. The Third Sunday of Advent is about heaven, and our Lord commissioned his Church to make people fit for it. The parameters of religion cannot estimate how many people can fit into heaven,...
  • Administration Admits CO2 Cuts Futile [semi-satire]

    12/13/2015 7:49:15 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Dec 2015 | John Semmens
    This week at the United Nations Paris summit on climate-change, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry admitted that "even if every western nation reduced its carbon emissions to zero—a clearly impossible accomplishment—global CO2 will continue to rise." The reason is that the growing emissions from the less-developed nations will easily overwhelm whatever the West does. Still, Kerry pressed for western nations to make the commitment "because it would be a noble gesture. By sacrificing our prosperity we make reparation for the centuries of exploitation and oppression we have inflicted on our victims. Ideally, this sacrifice would earn us gratitude, but...
  • Paris climate talks unveil final solution, hope everyone enjoys living in caves

    12/12/2015 1:42:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 12, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    The Paris climate talks have mostly wound to an end. There are still a few details to clean up over the weekend, but we’re being told that representatives from hundreds of nations have come together and are prepared to release their final agreement on how to save the world from climate change. Or maybe not: even as of this morning nobody seemed to be able to agree as to whether or not there was an agreement. (CNN) “Obviously, nobody will get 100% of what they want,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday as he discussed the “balanced and as...
  • Negotiators analyze 'final draft' of climate pact in Paris

    12/12/2015 6:02:53 AM PST · by Crazieman · 26 replies
    Associated Depressed ^ | 12-12-2015 | ANGELA CHARLTON, SETH BORENSTEIN and KARL RITTER
    LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- France presented negotiators from 190 nations with what it called a "final draft" of an unprecedented climate deal to slow global warming and urged them to approve it on Saturday. The deal, called the "Paris agreement," would limit rising temperatures and sea levels, and eventually hold man-made emissions to the levels that nature can absorb. If the pact is approved, nations would be committed to keeping the rise in global temperatures by the year 2100 compared with pre-industrial times "well below" 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and "endeavor to limit" them even more, to...
  • Climate Crusader Jerry Brown Heckled in Paris

    12/09/2015 8:28:14 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 10 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12-08-2015 | Leslie Eastman
    Gov. Jerry Brown, at the conclusion of a speech here Tuesday, was heckled by a group of protesters opposed to carbon offset programs they said could hurt indigenous people. Brown, accompanied by several South American governors at a 19th century mansion in Paris, had finished brief remarks urging further efforts to counteract climate change when protesters started yelling, “No REDD.”