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  • Japan PM To Draft 'Green New Deal'

    02/08/2009 9:26:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 3 replies · 341+ views
    Times of India ^ | February 8, 2009
    Japan PM to draft 'Green New Deal' 8 Feb 2009 TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso will order his ministries to draft a "Green New Deal" this week to counter the twin threats of climate change and the economic downturn, a report said on Sunday. Aso will order a stimulus package focusing on slashing greenhouse gases at a meeting of his global warming advisory panel on Wednesday, the business daily Nikkei said citing unnamed government sources. The report came as new US President Barack Obama vowed to lead the world on climate change as he set about shredding his predecessor's...
  • Gore Tells Kids To Ignore Their Parents

    02/08/2009 1:42:30 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 23 replies · 1,489+ views
    The Hope for America ^ | Jan 2009 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck interviews 12 year old who recorded Al Gore telling teens and pre-teens to ignore their parents.Click here for video.
  • Global Warming, the Climate Envoy, and the Erosion of Sovereignty

    01/26/2009 7:56:45 PM PST · by fiscon1 · 3 replies · 321+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 01/26/2009 | Mike Volpe
    Any doubts about just how serious the Obama administration would treat global warming were obliterated when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named Todd Stern Climate Envoy for the State Department. In the June 2007 issue of the American Interest, Washington lawyer Todd Stern and think tank executive William Antholis wrote a memo to the next president. Addressed from the "United States Department of Brainstorms" to "The 44th President of the United States," the action memorandum laid out the case for "creating the E-8" -- a novel international group uniting leading developed nations and developing ones for an annual gathering focused...
  • Clinton Names Envoy to Handle Climate Change

    01/26/2009 3:09:22 PM PST · by yoe · 18 replies · 566+ views
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday appointed a special envoy for climate change, vowing that the Obama administration would restore U.S. credentials and leadership in shaping environmental policy. Pledging that the United States would play a primary role in international efforts to stem global warming, Clinton named Todd Stern, a former White House assistant who was the chief U.S. negotiator at the Kyoto Protocol talks in her husband's administration, to the post. "American leadership is essential to meeting the challenges of the 21st century, and chief among those is the complex, urgent and global threat of climate change,"...
  • Canadian environmentalists see ally in Obama

    01/20/2009 11:22:53 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 403+ views
    Toronto Globe and Mail ^ | 01/16/2009 | SHAWN MCCARTHY
    After eight years of Republican rule, environmentalists believe they have a keen ally moving into the White House Tuesday, and Canada's oil sands are high on their list of targets. But they'll have to deal with Gen. James Jones. As a monumental battle over energy policy shapes up within the new administration of president-elect Barack Obama, Jones, a former NATO supreme commander who retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, may turn out to be Canada's best ally. After Tuesday's historic presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., he will be the new president's national security adviser, and has sent clear signals that...
  • Impact of sea-level rise on atmospheric CO2 concentrations

    01/13/2009 12:00:32 PM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies · 642+ views ^ | 1-12-2009 | Provided by Bangor University
    The rise in sea level since the last ice age has prevented us from feeling the full impact of man-made global warming. The sea level rise has resulted in more harmful greenhouse gases being absorbed by the seas. So argue Bangor University scientists in the latest issue of Geophysical Research Letters (23/12/08), an influential US scientific journal publishing scientific advances that are likely to have immediate influence on the research of other investigators. Over the last 22,000 years, since the last ice age, global sea level has risen by 130 m. Research by Bangor scientists Tom Rippeth and James Scourse...
  • Treasury Department Can Help Fight Global Warming, Says Paulson

    01/13/2009 11:02:34 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 1,049+ views
    Treasury Department Can Help Fight Global Warming, Says Paulson Tuesday, January 13, 2009 By Josiah Ryan, Staff Writer ( – The U.S. Treasury and other finance ministries around the world should play a major role in fixing climate change, outgoing Bush administration Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Monday at an event sponsored by the environmental group Resources For the Future. The discussion was titled, "How Markets Can Help Address Climate Change and Other Major Environmental Problems." Paulson, who once served as chairman of the Nature Conservancy and co-chair of the environmental group Asia-Pacific Council, has long been involved in fighting...
  • The GREEN Inaugural Ball (barf)

    01/13/2009 9:05:49 AM PST · by Sopater · 20 replies · 408+ views
    Kick-off Barack Obama’s historic journey to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue at an environmentally-friendly pre-Inaugural celebration. With millions of supporters expected to make their way to our Nation’s capital for the Inauguration, the impact of travel and the Inaugural celebrations on the environment is significant. You can reduce your impact on our environment by choosing to attend The Green Ball. This fantastic event, including live entertainment on the main stage, is guaranteed to be an unforgettable evening. CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR INAUGURAL BALL TICKETS!
  • Kyoto Redux: Clinton Vows to Use Cabinet Position to Push for Climate Treaty

    01/13/2009 8:59:13 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 24 replies · 1,091+ views ^ | January 13, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    Change we can all believe in? How about the same song and dance, but just a different day? In opening remarks at her confirmation hearing on Jan. 13, President-elect Barack Obama’s Secretary of State designate Hillary Clinton told the Senate Foreign Relations committee she would use the office to shape foreign policy that would fight climate change “You Mr. Chairman [Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.] were among the very first in a growing chorus from both parties to recognize that climate change is an unambiguous security threat,” Clinton said. “At the extreme it threatens our very existence. But well before that...
  • Fight global warming now

    01/13/2009 6:31:11 AM PST · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 1,384+ views
    Seacoast Online (NH, ME) ^ | January 13, 2009 | Wes Moore
    The purpose of my letter today is to express my view on global warming, a view that is in opposition to contemporary thought and one many readers will find disagreeable. However, before rendering a judgment on my view, I'd like the reader to stay with me to the end because you may be pleasantly surprised where I land. I don't believe that the human use of carbons to fuel our energy needs is the cause of global warming, if global warming even exists. That's my opinion, straight and simple. The context of this letter makes it unnecessary to explain how...
  • Obama discusses energy, climate change with president of Mexico

    01/13/2009 5:06:12 AM PST · by thackney · 8 replies · 597+ views
    Platts ^ | 12 Jan 09 | Brian Hansen
    US President-elect Barack Obama met privately Monday with Mexico President Felipe Calderon to discuss energy policy, global climate change and a host of other issues. Speaking to reporters after the closed-door meeting at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, Obama praised Calderon for the "leadership" he has shown on energy issues. He did not elaborate. Obama also sounded a somewhat dire warning about the need to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions, saying, "I believe that the future of the economy is going to rest on how we're able to adapt to a potential crisis with climate change." He has called...
  • The earth's magnetic field impacts climate: Danish study

    01/12/2009 6:33:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 70 replies · 3,275+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/12/09 | AFP
    COPENHAGEN (AFP) – The earth's climate has been significantly affected by the planet's magnetic field, according to a Danish study published Monday that could challenge the notion that human emissions are responsible for global warming. "Our results show a strong correlation between the strength of the earth's magnetic field and the amount of precipitation in the tropics," one of the two Danish geophysicists behind the study, Mads Faurschou Knudsen of the geology department at Aarhus University in western Denmark, told the Videnskab journal. He and his colleague Peter Riisager, of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), compared a...
  • Intense Cold Blast to hit in 2 waves

    01/12/2009 5:20:35 AM PST · by valkyry1 · 34 replies · 1,514+ views
    01-15-2009 | Self
    Arctic Air Floods Chicago to New York City Arctic air bottled up over Alaska will soon be unleashed over the Midwest and East. The cold air will arrive in two waves this week. The second surge threatens to be the harshest and farthest reaching. The first shot of arctic air will plunge into the northern Plains behind a clipper system today. The bitterly cold air will spread across the Midwest and Deep South on Tuesday and the Northeast on Wednesday. The second blast of cold will come from even deeper in the arctic. It will follow close behind the first,...
  • Northern Plains face frigid storm; en route east [Global Warming ALERT!!]

    01/12/2009 4:46:03 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 15 replies · 620+ views
    PEOPLEPC ONLINE ^ | Monday, January 12, 2009 | STAFF
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Blizzard warnings were posted across the Northern Plains early Monday as a bitterly cold wallop of snow threatens the region, while residents of the Midwest and Northeast dug out after their own tussles with weekend storms. Arctic air was to dip down from Canada and spread snow into Montana, the Dakotas and Minnesota before marching into the Midwest, South and Northeast by the end of the week. Parts of the Midwest and Northeast were already trying to handle up to a foot of snow that caused two large vehicle pileups - a 59-vehicle crash in New Hampshire...
  • A Snowball's Chance in Hell: Will Couric Do Another Interview With Palin on Global Warming

    01/11/2009 9:49:09 PM PST · by earmarksrus · 11 replies · 836+ views
    It's A Kwazy Life ^ | January 11th, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    I as I write this, I look outside and think where are the man-made global warming theorists right now? Are they sitting in some cozy location thinking of ways to cover their butts on new data that contradicts the theory that oceans will rise, the gates of weather hell will be unleashed and we will all be wearing some triple numbered SPF lotion? What is interesting is a new study that came out and was published in Science on January 2nd, 2009, has not made the rounds in the media. The meat of the study: A paper published by Science...
  • Japanese Report Disputes Human Cause for Global Warming

    01/14/2009 5:06:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies · 926+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | 1/14/2009 | Michael Asher
    Researchers debate each other in new study; most disagree greenhouse gases are the cause. The Japanese Society of Energy and Resources (JSER) published a new study on the causes of Global Warming. Entitled, "Global warming: What is the scientific truth?”, the report highlights the differing views of five prominent Japanese scientists. All but one of the scientists disagreed that global warming is the result of human activity.Contributing to the report were Syunichi Akasofu, professor emeritus at the University of Alaska, and former director of the Fairbanks Geophysical Institute and the International Arctic Research Center, Shigenori Maruyama, professor of Earth and...
  • (Despite cooling trend and record snows) Unprecedented heat will trigger global food crisis

    01/10/2009 5:12:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies · 818+ views
    The Globe & Mail ^ | 1/08/09 | MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT
    Unprecedented heat will trigger global food crisisMARTIN MITTELSTAEDT From Friday's Globe and Mail January 8, 2009 at 10:18 PM EST TORONTO — The world faces a “perpetual food crisis” because global warming will likely lead to massive and simultaneous crop failures in many regions, possibly as early as the period from 2040 to 2060, a new study says. The finding, appearing in the journal Science, is based on climate models that suggest the worst heat waves of the past – such as the one in Europe in 2003 that killed at least 30,000 people – are likely to become the...
  • Scientists Refute Argument Of Climate Skeptics

    01/10/2009 5:13:45 PM PST · by saganite · 130 replies · 2,222+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10 Jan 09 | staff
    Scientists at the GKSS Research Centre of Geesthacht and the University of Bern have investigated the frequency of warmer than average years between 1880 and 2006 for the first time. The result: the observed increase of warm years after 1990 is not a statistical accident. Between 1880 and 2006 the average global annual temperature was about 15°C. However, in the years after 1990 the frequency of years when this average value was exceeded increased. The GKSS Research Centre asks: is it an accident that the warmest 13 years were observed after 1990, or does this increased frequency indicate an external...
  • Despite deep chill, global warming is still a peril: scientists

    01/07/2009 1:47:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 1,086+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/07/09 | Jerome Cartillier
    PARIS (AFP) – A cold front is sweeping across Europe after gripping swathes of North America last month, but the deep freeze does not mean the threat of global warming has abated, caution scientists. "The major trend is unmistakably one of warming," Michel Jarraud, secretary general of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), told AFP. "If we look at the trajectory over the last 160 years, it overlays a large natural variability, and that's what causes confusion." The cooler weather that was a hallmark of 2008 can be explained partly by La Nina, a reversal of the phenomenon by which warm...
  • CNN’s Lou Dobbs: Belief in Global Warming 'Almost a Religion'

    01/07/2009 6:22:02 AM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies · 1,326+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Jan. 6, 2008 | Matthew Balan
    On his program on Monday evening, CNN anchor Lou Dobbs criticized the proponents of the theory of manmade global warming in response to a report by correspondent Ines Ferre about the latest climate data: “[T]hey bring this thing to a personal belief system. It’s almost a religion, without any question...” He went on to criticize the “crowding out of facts and objective assessment of those facts...there’s such selective choices of data as one discusses and tries to understand the reality of the issues that make up global warming.” Dobbs set the tone early as he introduced Ferre’s report, which began...
  • Falsifying the Global Warming Hypothesis

    01/06/2009 7:59:32 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 17 replies · 1,182+ views ^ | 1/6/2009 | Michael R. Fox Ph.D
    Consider the working hypothesis of anthropogenic global warming (AGW). It states "man-made CO2 causes global warming". The question now is does this hypothesis work? Is it true? Is it valid? Does it explain the climate observations and the data that are found in the real world? First we need some crucial evidence. The Earth’s climate has always been warming and cooling. Singer and Avery discuss this in their book “Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years”. Over the past one million years there have been a nominal 600 periods of warming. We can surmise that there also have been 600 periods...
  • Study questions climate change (UK)

    01/06/2009 6:16:37 AM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies · 768+ views
    SHEFFIELD University experts have discovered that the intensity of wind storms around the British Isles has not increased due to global warming. The research contradicts some climate model predictions by showing little sign of overall increased storminess since the mid-to-late 19th century. The study, which is based on an analysis of newly-available barometer records, analysed the daily chADVERTISEMENTange in atmospheric pressure to give an estimate of wind and storminess changes across north west Europe since 1830. The research revealed distinct natural variations in storminess since 1830, with spells of enhanced storminess around 1900 and the early-mid 1990s and a relatively...
  • Take climate change personally in 2009(You just can't make it up Alert)

    01/03/2009 4:50:04 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 46 replies · 1,038+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | January 03, 2009 | Elin Miller(EPA Regional Admin.,Seattle)
    As we begin a New Year, please join me in taking the Climate Change challenge personally. By resolving to get active in your community and make small but important changes in your daily life, you'll not only get to know your neighbors better, but you'll also get connected to a global effort to keep the world a beautiful place for future generations. While there's been a lot of discussion about Climate Change and its effects, I believe there's enough scientific agreement around how and why the Earth's climate is changing to begin taking action. No matter what happens, climate-wise, we...
  • Environment minister Sammy Wilson: I still think man-made climate change is a con

    12/31/2008 7:10:34 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 23 replies · 872+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | December 31, 2008 | Staff
    Spending billions on trying to reduce carbon emissions is one giant con that is depriving third world countries of vital funds to tackle famine, HIV and other diseases, Sammy Wilson said. The DUP minister has been heavily criticised by environmentalists for claiming that ongoing climatic shifts are down to nature and not mankind. But while acknowledging his views on global warming may not be popular, the East Antrim MP said he was not prepared to be bullied by eco fundamentalists. “I’ll not be stopped saying what I believe needs to be said about climate change,” he said. most of the...
  • The Warm Turns

    12/30/2008 5:55:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1,255+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 30, 2008
    Climate Change: The Earth has been warming ever since the end of the Little Ice Age. But guess what: Researchers say mankind is to blame for that, too.s we've noted, 2008 has been a year of records for cold and snowfall and may indeed be the coldest year of the 21st century thus far. In the U.S., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month of October. Global thermometers stopped rising after 1998, and have plummeted in the last two years by more than 0.5 degrees Celsius. The 2007-2008 temperature...
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the (Climate) Forum

    12/30/2008 1:06:46 PM PST · by ebayhater · 22 replies · 1,183+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | 12/30/2008 | Michael Asher
    When I began writing about global warming climate change, public outcry was tremendous. Amid a sea of media stories about the sins of our wasteful lifestyle, no one wanted to hear about contradictory research, conflicting data, or skeptical scientists. Now, over two years later, a funny thing has happened. The roles have shifted. My stories are the staid and ordinary ones. It's the fellows predicting flood, famine, and disaster who are generating all the controversy. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. What happened? 2008 was the year predicted to be the "hottest in a century". Instead it became...
  • More scary than global warming

    12/24/2008 11:41:37 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 19 replies · 1,154+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Dec. 24, 2008 | Al Knight
    The president-elect is about to become the most powerful person on the planet and it therefore matters if he is right when it comes to the threat posed by global warming. If he is right, then it is obviously a matter of some urgency to decide what should be done about it. If he is wrong, as he clearly is in his most recent statements, then his policies to address the concern are very likely wrong as well. As the spokesman for the Democratic left, Obama dislikes carbon emissions, big cars, big coal and big oil. All of that is...
  • Obama names Holdren, Lubchenco to science posts

    12/20/2008 8:14:04 AM PST · by jdsteel · 20 replies · 852+ views
    yahoo news/AP ^ | 12/20/08 | jdsteel
    WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday named a Harvard physicist and a marine biologist to science posts, signaling a change from Bush administration policies on global warming that were criticized for putting politics over science.
  • Obama picks climate specialist as science adviser

    12/20/2008 9:30:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 704+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/20/08 | Caren Bohan
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – President-elect Barack Obama underscored on Saturday his intent to push initiatives on climate change by naming John Holdren, an energy and climate specialist, as the new White House science adviser. Holdren is a Harvard University physicist who has focused on the causes and consequences of climate change and advocated policies aimed at sustainable development. He has also done extensive research on the dangers of nuclear weapons. Obama pledged to put a priority on encouraging scientific breakthroughs in areas such as alternative energy solutions and finding cures to diseases, as he announced the pick of Holdren and other...
  • Obama names strong science team

    12/20/2008 9:33:13 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 1,598+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/20/08 | Maxim Kniazkov
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US president-elect Barack Obama on Saturday signaled climate change and genetic research will be among his top priorities when he takes office as he named four key members of his administration. "It's time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and worked to restore America's place as the world leader in science and technology," said Obama in a weekly radio address. Leading his list of nominees is John Holdren, who would become director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and co-chairman of the president's Council of Advisors on Science...
  • Video: CNN meteorologist calls global-warming hysteria “arrogant”

    12/20/2008 11:22:48 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 1,483+ views ^ | December 20, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Notable, I’d say, both for the source and the sentiment. On CNN last night, meteorologist Chad Myers discussed the record snowfall and cold in Las Vegas with Lou Dobbs, who asked him what this had to say about global warming. Myers compared the research models to analyzing the reliability of a three-day-old car:
  • Crackpot John Holdren will become Obama's science adviser

    12/20/2008 11:34:14 AM PST · by jsh3180 · 10 replies · 1,040+ views
    the reference frame ^ | friday, december 19, 2008 | Lubos Motl
    Science magazine reports that John Holdren, a professional environmental judgment day doomsayer, is going to become Barack Obama's top science adviser. See also NY Times Tierney Lab: Flawed science advice for Obama? John Holdren is the ultimate example of the pseudointellectual impurities that have recently flooded universities and academies throughout the Western world. Population growth means death Do you want to know what is his specialization? Well, look at his publication list at No, he hasn't found anything about laser cooling, like Steven Chu, despite his PhD in plasma physics. Instead, he has only written 3 very well-known texts...
  • Man-Made Global Warming Supposedly Began 5,000 Years Ago

    12/20/2008 11:40:08 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 94 replies · 3,706+ views
    Accuweather ^ | Friday, December 19, 2008 | Brett Anderson - Canada
    Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, using supercomputers and advanced climate models have hypothesised that human actions started causing global warming between 5,000 and 8,000 years ago. According to the article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the implementation of agriculture in Asia and widespread deforestation in Europe was the main cause. Specifically, the introduction of rice cultivation and large scale tree removal led to a significant rise in carbon dioxide and methane levels into the atmosphere. The UW team lead by Steve Vavrus, a climatologist from the University of Wisconsin's Center for Climatic research also think that the build up...
  • Rumors of the Death of Arctic Sea Ice Greatly Exaggerated

    12/20/2008 12:31:53 PM PST · by AJKauf · 34 replies · 1,806+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 20 | Timothy Birdnow
    Mark Twain, ever the wry observer of human nature, once famously quipped that “everybody complains about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it.” (Actually, Twain was quoting the essayist and novelist Charles Dudley Warner, but the colorful humorist gets credit for the line.) Whoever deserves the credit, the point was that there is a folly to human arrogance and some things cannot be “fixed,” are outside of the powers of man. The weather, for example, is governed by forces beyond human control. But the arrogance of the race is boundless, and there are those who actually believe that...
  • Global Warming Skeptics Question Authority

    12/20/2008 12:58:13 PM PST · by foutsc · 15 replies · 734+ views
    Nietzche is Dead ^ | 20 Dec 08 | foutsc
    Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer. -- George Santayana Do not allow yourselves to be deceived: Great Minds are Skeptical. -- Friedrich NietzscheMillions of gullible world citizens have surrendered all sanity and skepticism to worship at Reverend Albert Gore's altar to Gaia. Meanwhile, here are quotes from some of the world's leading scientists to remind us that the science is not "settled," nor is there a consensus. Both very unscientific terms, by the way: “I am a skeptic…Global warming has become a new religion.” -...
  • Climate Crisis = Logic Crisis

    12/19/2008 2:07:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 1,164+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 19, 2008 | Larrey Anderson
    Al Gore is right! Sort of. The current debate over climate change is over. At least, it is over in terms of a logical and unbiased inquiry. The debate over "climate change" is no longer a matter of science. In the past forty years, the proponents of "climate change" have written and rewritten their hypotheses to fit the empirical facts.  In logic this is sometimes called "The fallacy of saving the hypothesis."  There is no honest discussion when the topic of a debate is constantly controlled, and occasionally altered, by the proponents of one side of the argument. Climate change...
  • CNN Meteorologist: Manmade Global Warming Theory 'Arrogant'

    12/18/2008 6:53:20 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 39 replies · 1,986+ views ^ | December 18, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    Unprecedented snow in Las Vegas has some scratching their heads – how can there be global warming with this unusual winter weather? CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers had never bought into the notion that man can alter the climate and the Vegas snowstorm didn’t impact his opinion. Myers, an American Meteorological Society certified meteorologist, explained on CNN’s Dec. 18 “Lou Dobbs Tonight” that the whole idea is arrogant and mankind was in danger of dying from other natural events more so than global warming. “You know, to think that we could affect weather all that much is pretty arrogant,” Myers said....
  • Goose Eggs Could Get Polar Bears Through Global Warming

    12/15/2008 1:51:17 PM PST · by Joiseydude · 22 replies · 817+ views
    Polar bears could avoid extinction despite many starving to death in coming years, according to scientists and other observers who have discovered that some of the bears have found a new food source — goose and duck eggs. Meanwhile, snow geese are thriving near the western Hudson Bay, and researchers say there are in fact too many of them. Their eggs can be a good food source, researchers report in the online version of the journal Polar Biology. The geese nest on tundra that some bears have retreated to.
  • After dangerous lull, war on climate change faces crunch year (enviroNuts look to 2009, new treaty)

    12/15/2008 10:17:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 816+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/08 | Richard Ingham and Marlowe Hood
    POZNAN, Poland (AFP) – After a year in which it nearly lost its compass, the campaign against climate change heads into 2009 needing top-level political commitment, creative thinking and a deep well of money. Next year holds a big dream: by its end, the world will have forged a treaty in Copenhagen to shrink global warming from mankind-threatening juggernaut to manageable problem. Unprecedented in scale and complexity, this accord, due to take effect from 2012, will rein in the greenhouse gases that stoke global warming and throw a lifeline to poor countries exposed to mutated weather patterns. But realising this...
  • Northeast Siberia braces for extreme cold of -60C (-75F)

    12/15/2008 7:15:47 AM PST · by milwguy · 47 replies · 1,387+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 12/15/2008 | RIA Novosti
    YAKUTSK, December 15 (RIA Novosti) - Temperatures in the northeast Siberian republic of Yakutia could fall to minus 60 degrees Celsius (minus 76 degrees Fahrenheit) in the next few days, the local meteorological service said Monday. With average low temperatures in Yakutia dropping below minus 40 degrees Celsius (minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit) overnight, weather in the town of Verkhoyansk dropped overnight to minus 53 degrees Celsius (minus 63.4 degrees Fahrenheit), while in Oymyakon it reached minus 57 degrees Celsius (minus 70.6 degrees Fahrenheit). "However, this is not the limit - in the next few days weather in the town of...
  • Warmist hysteria intensifies as temperatures plunge

    12/15/2008 6:58:11 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 35 replies · 2,069+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | 12/15/08 | Thomas Lifson
    With temperatures falling since 1998's peak, and much of the nation shivering, global warming propagandists become have become shriller, even asserting counterfactual propositions. Case in point: Seth Borentstein "science" reporter for the Associated Press. Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters debunks the "global warming is accelerating" nonsense offered by AP to gullible (or mendacious) editors in newsrooms across the country. It is remarkable to see bald-faced lies so readily debunked. The willingness of media outlets to
  • World Burns While Politicians Like Palin and Jindal Fiddle

    12/15/2008 5:14:42 AM PST · by redk · 91 replies · 2,533+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | 12/15/08 | Carol Forsloff
    Climate change and the inevitable extinction of the human species have been emphatically underlined by scientists studying coral reefs. But some leaders don’t listen, even though the loss of these reefs, already at 20%, constitutes a serious blow to the balance in the ecosystem that is the key to maintaining survival of the earth and the global warming that is leading to man’s extinction.
  • Global warming attributed to liberal imagination

    12/14/2008 6:40:31 PM PST · by KOZ. · 13 replies · 1,194+ views
    The Teaspoon Times ^ | Sunday, December 14, 2008 | John Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A recent study by the Multinational Council on Climate Research, a Washington-based think tank, found that global warming, the phenomenon that is causing average temperatures on Earth to rise, is actually nothing more than a collective figment of overactive left-wing imaginations across the country. “We were astonished by the results,” said Jacob Harcourt, managing director of the MCCR. “I had always thought the primary cause of global warming to be gases in our atmosphere that trapped the sun’s heat and caused an increase in surface temperatures. Turns out it’s nothing more than a penchant for foreign films...
  • Obama left with little time to curb global warming

    12/14/2008 5:43:16 PM PST · by smartyaz · 64 replies · 2,552+ views
    Ironically, 2008 is on pace to be a slightly cooler year in a steadily rising temperature trend line. Experts say it's thanks to a La Nina weather variation. While skeptics are already using it as evidence of some kind of cooling trend, it actually illustrates how fast the world is warming.
  • Obama to present new climate change team ("denial" policy reversal ahead?)

    12/15/2008 10:09:29 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 747+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/08 | AFP
    CHICAGO (AFP) – President-elect Barack Obama was set Monday to name his energy and environmental chiefs and vow a new dawn for US leadership against climate change after eight years of Republican "denial." After talks with his national security team, Obama was to name more cabinet lieutenants at a news conference where he was also facing questions over Illinois's scandal-hit governor. Obama's transition team said the press conference in Chicago would "discuss the nation's energy and environmental future." Obama was reportedly to nominate Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu as his energy secretary, placing the expert in renewable energy on the...
  • Disdain for Bush, hope for Obama on climate change

    12/13/2008 11:26:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 799+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/13/08 | Jerome Cartillier
    POZNAN, Poland (AFP) – George W. Bush's last hurrah in the global climate arena has met with a welling of disdain contrasting with the outsized expectations for his successor, Barack Obama. At the UN climate talks in Poznan, no farewell tears were shed for Bush, whose rejection of the landmark Kyoto Protocol in 2001 almost destroyed multilateral efforts to roll back global warming. "I don't know how to put this," top climate economist Nicholas Stern said mischievously at a dinner for businessmen and environmentalists, where he commented on Obama's election. "Relative to his prehistoric predecessor, it is something which we...
  • Al Gore: "North Pole Will Disappear in 5 Years" (Video)

    12/13/2008 7:16:17 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 1,605+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 13, 2008 | Gateway Pundit
    The Goracle spoke to an audience in Germany this week where he told them that "the entire North Polarized cap will disappear in 5 years." By 2013?... This guy is insane.
  • Czech president hits at EU climate deal

    12/13/2008 5:42:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 618+ views
    PRAGUE, (AFP) Czech President Vaclav Klaus hit out at the EU climate deal concluded Friday and described global climate issues as "a silly luxury." "I do not like the way they forced it", Klaus said shortly after an agreement was announced in Brussels. He also claimed that his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy had "pushed" the deal so that it would not be left when the Czech Republic takes over the EU presidency from France on January 1. "This is scandalous," he said. "We should have been able to discuss it during our presidency, to force it now is not very...
  • Al Gore, New Orleans Snow, Obama and Global Cooling

    12/13/2008 6:09:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies · 2,631+ views ^ | December-12-2008 | Jeff Crouere
    For years, Al Gore and other environmental extremists have sounded the alarm about the global climate crisis. I agree especially after yesterday’s freakish snowfall in New Orleans. It is high time for all clear minded scientists to unite behind a plan to combat global cooling. It should be clear to everyone now that global cooling is a real problem. In fact, the cooling of the earth’s temperature is a real crisis that demands action. Yesterday, the metropolitan New Orleans area received the earliest snowfall in recorded history. Some suburban areas north of New Orleans received 8 inches of snow! This...
  • Al Gore: The entire polar ice cap will disappear within 5 years

    12/13/2008 3:25:48 PM PST · by jsh3180 · 126 replies · 4,038+ views
    Video of the Goreacle speaking in Germany this past week.