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  • Trump Meets Scientist Who Touts Benefits of CO2, Global Warming

    01/17/2017 6:37:22 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 16 January 2017 | Alex Newman
    President-elect Donald Trump met late last week with leading climate realist Dr. William Happer, a prominent professor of physics at Princeton University who says the planet will benefit from more carbon dioxide and that any global warming would be a positive development for humanity. Details of the January 13 meeting at Trump Tower were not released to the public, but analysts speculated that Trump may be considering the respected expert for a post in the incoming administration or soliciting advice.Frantic climate alarmists were furious, taking to their keyboards to libel and demonize the respected scholar as well as President-elect Trump...
  • Princeton Physics Professor Discredits Anthropogenic Climate Change Theory

    12/23/2016 7:21:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 50 replies
    Princeton Physics Professor Discredits Anthropogenic Climate Change Theory
  • Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

    11/25/2016 4:11:06 PM PST · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 17, 2016 | Avery Thompson
    Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal ChemistrySelect. The researchers were attempting to find a series of chemical reactions that could turn CO2 into a useful fuel, when they realized the first step in their process managed to do it all by itself. The reaction turns CO2 into ethanol, which could in turn be used to power generators and vehicles.
  • Plants are taking in carbon at faster rates, CO2 levels hold steady

    11/10/2016 8:18:46 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    slashgear ^ | Nov 9, 2016 | Brittany A. Roston
    The study was led by the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, and involved looking at both atmospheric and ground CO2 levels, as well as vegetation as recorded by satellites, the combination of which was plugged into a computer model. Using this data, the team found that CO2 atmospheric increases stayed right around 1.9 parts per million each year from 2002 through 2014. Emissions continue to pump CO2 into the atmosphere, however the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere resulting from these activities is down 20-percent. The combination of that decline and the increased work from trees and plants means that levels...
  • NASA: Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Finds

    11/03/2016 6:44:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 49 replies
    NASA ^ | April 26, 2016
    http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate3004.htmlNASA: Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Finds April 26, 2016 From a quarter to half of Earths vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on April 25. An international team of 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries led the effort, which involved using satellite data from NASAs Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer instruments to help determine the leaf area index, or...
  • Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits new high: UN (El Nino, Bovines, Deplorables to blame)

    10/24/2016 3:05:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/24/16 | Marie-Nolle BLESSIG
    Geneva (AFP) - The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has passed an ominous milestone, ushering the planet into "a new era" of climate change, the UN said Monday. For the first time on record, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere averaged 400 parts per million (ppm) in 2015, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its latest Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. CO2, the main greenhouse gas driving climate change, has previously passed the 400 ppm threshold on certain months in specific locations but never on a globally averaged basis, WMO said. The UN agency also reported that...
  • Serendipity yields a process to convert carbon dioxide directly into ethanol

    10/19/2016 7:39:21 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 100 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | October 18, 2016 | By Anthony Watts
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn.,In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, was serendipitous. Video follows. We discovered somewhat by accident that this material worked, said ORNLs Adam Rondinone, lead author of the teams study published in ChemistrySelect. We were trying to study the first step of a proposed reaction when we realized that the catalyst was doing the entire reaction on its...
  • Removing CO2 From the Air Only Hope for Fixing Climate Change, New Study Says

    10/06/2016 9:18:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 87 replies
    insideclimatenews.org ^ | Oct. 6, 2016 | ZAHRA HIRJI
    The only way to keep young people from inheriting a world reeling from catastrophic climate change is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions dramatically and immediately, according to a new paper. Not only that, but it's also necessary to aggressively remove greenhouse gas that's already accumulated. "If rapid emission reductions are initiated soon, it is still possible that at least a large fraction of required CO2 extraction can be achieved via relatively natural agricultural and forestry practices with other benefits," the authors wrote. "On the other hand, if large fossil fuel emissions are allowed to continue, the scale and cost of...
  • Hydropower is new source of greenhouse gases, says new study

    10/02/2016 7:22:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    American Bazaar ^ | October 2, 2016 | (AB Wire)
    Hydropower has always been touted as a clean source of generating electricity, despite of the facts that it displaces thousands of people from their natural abodes, destroys their lives and livelihoods and submerges huge amounts of lands and forests. Now, a new study claims that it is also accelerating global warming. [] The study is done by Washington State University the has found that during times of drawdown a period in which the water level behind a dam is rapidly lowered temperate reservoirs can produce up 20 times more methane than normal.
  • Global warming milestone as scientists warn Earth has passed carbon tipping point 'for good'

    09/28/2016 2:41:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Sep. 28, 2016 | CHEYENNE MACDONALD
    Atmospheric carbon dioxide has reached a historic threshold as levels remain above 400 parts per million through the end of September the point in which values typically drop to their lowest. Climate scientists now warn that its almost impossible that these numbers will fall next month, and likely wont dip below 400ppm in the foreseeable future. While there may be brief, daily events in which the levels fall short of this amount, monthly values are set to keep climbing as the rising half of the cycle begins, when carbon dioxide could even break 410 ppm.~SNIP~CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALREADY CAUSING...
  • The EPAs Power Plan Is An Unlawful Power Grab

    09/23/2016 6:30:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/23/2016 | Marlo Lewis
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument next Tuesday, September 27 on the Environmental Protection Agencys so-called Clean Power Plan. The centerpiece of resident Obamas climate policy agenda, the Plan establishes first-ever carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for existing (already built) coal and natural gas power plants. The Plan will increase consumer energy prices and impede job and GDP growth yet have no discernible effect on global temperatures or sea levels. However, thats not why the Court should strike it down. The Court should overturn the Plan because it is an unlawful power grab. The Plan will...
  • Inconvenient: Giant Coral Reef That Died In 2003 Teeming With Life Again

    08/22/2016 9:31:15 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the global warming and ocean acidification will kill everything, forever and the nature always finds a way department comes this inconvenient truth.Back From The Dead:Giant Coral Reef That Died In 2003 Teeming With Life Again In 2003, researchers declared Coral Castles dead. On the floor of a remote island lagoon halfway between Hawaii and Fiji, the giant reef site had been devastated by unusually warm water. Its remains looked like a pile of drab dinner plates tossed into the sea. Research dives in 2009 and 2012 had shown little improvement in the coral colonies.Then in 2015, a team of...
  • Marylands Coming Fracking Showdown

    07/27/2016 8:26:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MC GOP ^ | July 26, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    The clock is counting down toward an important decision for Marylands economic future, namely whether to allow hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, to drill for natural gas in the state. Over a year ago, legislation that blocked fracking for another two years became law without Gov. Larry Hogans signature. That law barred the state from issuing drilling permits until October 2017 and required the Department of the Environment to adopt new regulations by October 2016. The passage of this law effectively delayed any decision on fracking until next year. To recap: the Marcellus Shale is a geological formation found...
  • Modulation of Ice Ages via Precession and Dust-Albedo Feedbacks

    06/28/2016 5:00:32 PM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 21 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ralph Ellis
    CO2 is only a bit-player in the drama of world climate, while the main characters are ice, dust and albedo....Ice age cycles have something to do with precession: the slow wobble of the axis of the Earth. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks knew of precession and called it the Great Year, because it gives warm and cool seasons over its approximate 23,000-year cycle. But there is a problem with invoking the Great Year as the regulator of ice ages, because we should really get an interglacial warming every 23,000 years or so. And we dont they only happen every...
  • Greenpeace co-founder pens treatise on the positive effects of CO2 says there is no crisis

    06/20/2016 6:59:33 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 27 replies
    Watts up With That ^ | 6/20/2016 | Anthony Watts
    Dr. Patrick Moore sent me this last week, and after reading it, I agree with him in his initial note to me that This is probably the most important paper I will ever write. Moore looks at the historical record of CO2 in our atmosphere and concludes that we came dangerously close to losing plant life on Earth about 18,000 years ago, when CO2 levels approached 150 ppm, below which plant life cant sustain photosynthesis. He notes: A 140 million year decline in CO2 to levels that came close to threatening the survival of life on Earth can hardly be...
  • Lies, Damned Lies, And The EPA's 'Clean Power Plan'

    06/17/2016 6:12:53 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 2 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/17/2016 | Staff
    Environment: President Obama's "Clean Power Plan" is on pause, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling in March after more than two dozen states filed suit to stop it. A new report shows why the plan should be scrapped entirely, and the EPA sued for fraud.
  • Climate change mitigation: Turning carbon dioxide into rock

    06/12/2016 3:21:39 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 28 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 6/9/2016 | University of Southampton
    An international team of scientists have found a potentially viable way to remove anthropogenic (caused or influenced by humans) carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere -- turn it into rock. The study, published in Science, has shown for the first time that the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) can be permanently and rapidly locked away from the atmosphere, by injecting it into volcanic bedrock. The CO2 reacts with the surrounding rock, forming environmentally benign minerals. Measures to tackle the problem of increasing greenhouse gas emissions and resultant climate change are numerous. One approach is Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), where...
  • Wind Turbines Are Killing Birds and Bats

    06/09/2016 9:25:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 6/9/2016 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    While millions of birds and bats are dying needlessly, wind and solar power inconsistent energy production cannot replace coal. The worlds economy needs fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and hydro-power that provide a constant source of electricity
  • New Ice Age knowledge

    05/13/2016 12:27:40 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 22 replies
    Science Daily ^ | May 13, 2016
    In fact, deep ocean circulation slowed down to such an extent that the heavy, saline water mass below a depth of 2000 metres was not in contact with the surface for almost 3000 years. "During this time, so much bound carbon in the form of animal and algae remains trickled down from the more intermixed sea surface into the deep water layer that we were able to identify it as the major carbon reservoir that we have looked for so intensively," says Thomas Ronge. The data also showed that the already old age of the water masses was artificially increased...
  • Dont look now but the Earth is getting greener

    04/27/2016 4:49:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Since both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sander are quite keen to talk about climate change and carbon taxes, let’s take a brief break from the campaign trail and check in on how Mother Gaia is doing these days. We’ve recorded what some climate scientists claim is a string of record warmest months over the past year and if I were judging by the almost snow-free, mild winter we just enjoyed in upstate New York and the rest of the northeast (watch out for the bears) I’d have to agree. So I assume this means we’re all doomed. But oddly...
  • Study: European Plan To Reduce CO2 Emissions Actually Increased Them(DOH!)

    04/26/2016 9:29:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Andrew Follett
    Europes plans to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by switching from conventional oil to biofuels actually ended up increasing emissions, according to a study published Monday by the environmental group Transport & Environment (T&E). The study found, on average, biofuel from vegetable oil creates 80 percent more CO2 emissions than the conventional oil it replaces. The report estimates the biofuels create new emissions equivalent to putting an extra 12 million cars on the road.
  • Rise in CO2 has 'greened Planet Earth'

    04/25/2016 5:16:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Rise in CO2 has 'greened Planet Earth' - BBC News. By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst Carbon dioxide emissions from industrial society have driven a huge growth in trees and other plants. A new study says that if the extra green leaves prompted by rising CO2 levels were laid in a carpet, it would cover twice the continental USA. Climate sceptics argue the findings show that the extra CO2 is actually benefiting the planet. But the researchers say the fertilisation effect diminishes over time. They warn the positives of CO2 are likely to be outweighed by the negatives. The lead...
  • The Political Death of American Coal

    04/19/2016 5:07:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 19,2016 | Stephen Moore
    There was a time in America and it wasn't even so long ago that liberals cared a lot about working-class people. They may have been misguided in many of their policy solutions e.g., raising the minimum wage but at least their hearts were in the right place. Then a strange thing happened about a decade ago. Radical environmentalists took control of the Democratic Party. These leftists care more about the supposed rise of the oceans than the financial survival of the middle class. The industrial unions made a catastrophic decision to get in bed with these...
  • Gore's RICO-style Prosecution of Global Warming Skeptics

    04/15/2016 7:54:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/15/2016 | Russell Cook
    Al Gore is back in the news, prominently seen in a March 29 press conference led by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, where Schneiderman and his fellow AGs announced the latest effort to use racketeering laws to prosecute climate change deniers. Minutes after first thanking Gore for attending and noting how his 2006 movie galvanized the worlds attention about the urgency to act on climate change, Schneiderman spoke of how the group was working to find creative ways to enforce laws being flouted by the fossil fuel industry and their allies in their short-sighted efforts to put profits...
  • Sanders campaign: Clinton owes us an apology for 'lying' remark

    04/01/2016 7:25:58 AM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 1, 2015 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Hillary Clinton owes Bernie Sanders campaign an apology, the campaign said Friday. Clinton on Thursday accused Sanders camp of lying, alleging that his campaign has been claiming Clinton accepts money from the fossil fuel industry a statement she forcefully rejected when confronted by an environmental activist. I think she probably owes the senator an apology for that because the senator is not lying about her record, Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver told MSNBC. Hes talking about her record. Hes talking about her practices. She obviously doesnt like it, but that doesnt make it lying because you dont like it....
  • Climate Change: The Greatest-Ever Conspiracy Against The Taxpayer

    03/28/2016 11:49:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 28, 2016 | by JAMES DELINGPOLE
    If all the countries do their bit then the total reduction in global warming by the year 2100 will be 0.170 degrees Centigrade. As a climate sceptic friend of mine pointed out at the time, youd experience a bigger temperature increase than that just walking down from the top to the bottom of the Eiffel tower. So theres your deal folks: you and taxpayers like you are paying $1.5 trillion a year to reduce the worlds temperatures by the end of this century by 0.170. Its so perfectly ridiculous its almost funny. And I suppose on a...
  • The Solar Industry Is Dying. Good Riddance.

    03/20/2016 5:20:30 PM PDT · by upchuck · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 20, 2016 | James Delingpole
    If you still own shares in solar energy it’s probably a sign that you’ve been in the sun too long: the sector is tanking – and deservedly so – as reality dawns that this is a Potemkin industry, an Enron of a con-trick, whose survival depends not on the energy it generates but on the subsidies it squeezes from the taxpayer. Consider Exhibit A: the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the California desert. This $2.2 billion project, heavily backed with federal grants by the Obama administration, is absolutely brilliant at killing birds. According to some estimates it accounts for...
  • ACADEMIC GIBBERISH WATCH: WE HAVE ANOTHER WINNER

    03/05/2016 11:13:14 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 75 replies
    .powerlineblog ^ | MARCH 4, 2016 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    Take a look at this abstract from the journal Progress in Human Geography: Glaciers, Gender, and Science:A FEMINIST GLACIOLOGY: framework for global environmental change research Mark Carey, M Jackson, Alessandro Antonello, Jaclyn Rushing ABSTRACT Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge remain understudied. This paper thus proposes a feminist glaciology framework with four key components: 1) knowledge producers; (2) gendered science and knowledge; (3) systems of scientific domination; and (4) alternative representations of glaciers. Merging...
  • MIT Report: Carbon Tax Necessary to Break Fossil Fuel Dependence

    03/03/2016 3:06:18 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 34 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 03-03-2016 | MIT
    Renewable energy advocates like to point out that the cost of renewable fuels, like solar power, have dropped substantially in the last few years. The cost of solar power for instance has fallen by more than two-thirds since 2009. Yet for all the excitement about renewable power, the reality is that the entire energy sector has essentially been in a state of deflation for the last decade. The notable drop in oil prices over the last two years aside, costs of producing oil both in the U.S. and in many parts of the world have fallen dramatically. The phase out...
  • Washington considers nation's first carbon emissions tax

    02/28/2016 10:10:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 28, 2016 11:09 AM EST | Phuong Le
    Washington could become the first state in the nation to impose a direct tax on carbon emissions from fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline and natural gas. A ballot measure before the state Legislature would create a carbon tax of $25 per metric ton of fossil fuel emissions burned in Washington, while reducing taxes. ...
  • GH Gas Claimers Virtually Admit They Know They Are Lying

    02/19/2016 8:25:17 PM PST · by kathsua · 20 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | February 19th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    If those who claim that carbon dioxide has some special insulating properties really believe their claims, why aren’t they encouraging the use of carbon dioxide to insulate buildings in winter. If concentrations of CO2 of only a few hundred parts per million can cause earth to become warmer then pure carbon dioxide used as an insulation for buildings should be even more effective at holding in heat. If CO2 could be used as insulation, CO2 emissions would be collected so the gas could be used to insulate buildings
  • Just a fraction of the world's oil supply isn't profitable at $35 a barrel

    02/12/2016 12:52:48 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/12/2016 | Bob Bryan
    Wood Mackenzie's report, cited by the energy news service Platts, said about 3.4 million barrels' worth of oil a day was not profitable below $35 a barrel. According to the International Energy Agency, the world's supply is 97.07 million barrels a day. While today's oil prices are below this threshold, the report suggests the price at which US shale and other producers would be forced out of the market is lower than previously thought. As Platts writes, "For many producers, being cash negative is not enough of an incentive to shut down fields as restarting flow can be costly and...
  • Supreme Court blocks Obama carbon emissions plan

    02/09/2016 3:41:40 PM PST · by CedarDave · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 9, 2016 | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb 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 whether their legality.
  • Climate Change Theorists Consistently Deceive with Glaring Omission

    02/05/2016 8:39:17 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2-4-16 | Charles Clough
    While CO2, which is not a pollutant, has been steadily climbing to almost 400 parts per million over the last 75 years, temperatures in the 20th century have fluctuated greatly. The Dust Bowl years of the 1930's were very warm, but from 1940-75, the temperatures plummeted, but then rebounded between 1976-1997, but have since leveled off, with perhaps a slight warming thanks to El Nino the last few years. Meanwhile, CO2 was steadily climbing. If there is no one to one relationship/correlation between temperature and CO2 even in the 20th Century, what of the past? The problem only becomes even...
  • When Obama carried out his Solyndra scam, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart went to prison

    02/03/2016 8:22:06 AM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 8, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    When Obama carried out his Solyndra con game, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart went to prison forbreaking In 2009 the Obama administration gave $535 million to Solyndra, claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs. However, instead of creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company went bankrupt. It was later revealed that the company’s shareholders and executives had made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign, that the company had spent a large sum of money on lobbying, and that Solyndra executives had had many meetings with White House officials. It was also revealed that the Obama administration had...
  • Carbon and Carbonate (Ocean acidification )

    01/30/2016 8:51:19 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | Willis Eschenbach
    Guest Post by Willis EschenbachI’ve spent a good chunk of my life around, on, and under the ocean. I worked seasonally for many years as a commercial fisherman off of the western coast of the US. I’ve frozen off my begonias setting nets in driving sleet up in the Bering Sea. I’m also a blue-water sailor with a Pacific crossing under my belt, and a surfer, and both a sport and a commercial diver.Plus I’m eternally curious, so I have read about and studied the ocean all my life.Based on both my experience and my knowledge, I have written...
  • Big Oil's Effort To Tax Carbon and Your Family's Finances

    01/30/2016 9:44:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    As world leaders gathered in Paris last month for the United Nations climate summit, many seemed surprised that several large oil companies, including BP and Shell, endorsed a carbon tax as a "key element" of any international climate deal. Less surprising was the preference of those in the renewable energy sector to see a tax on carbon. The implication was of course that if major companies - oil companies in particular - want to tax themselves, who are we to stand in the way? It must be an indication that the climate crisis is so acute that even they have...
  • Yet another prediction of doom over Greenland ice melt and the AMOC that we can ignore

    01/26/2016 10:41:53 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com/ ^ | / 4 days ago January 22, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the “fresh melt water will disrupt the planet” department, except that this ongoing alarm has already been debunked by NASA, see:NASA refutes Mann and Rahmstorf – Finds Atlantic ‘Conveyor Belt’ Not SlowingIllustration depicting the overturning circulation of the global ocean. Throughout the Atlantic Ocean, the circulation carries warm waters (red arrows) northward near the surface and cold deep waters (blue arrows) southward. Image credit: NASA/JPL Melting Greenland ice sheet may affect global ocean circulation, future climateUniversity of South Florida and international scientists find influx of freshwater could disrupt the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, an important component of global...
  • American oil companies are starting to scream "mayday."

    01/24/2016 9:05:27 AM PST · by Lorianne · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 January 2016 | Heather Long
    Last year, 42 North American drillers filed for bankruptcy, according to law firm Haynes and Boone. It's only likely to get worse this year. Experts say there are a lot of parallels between today's crisis and the last oil crash in 1986. Back then, 27% of exploration and production companies went bust. Defaults are skyrocketing again. In December, exploration and production company defaults topped 11%, up from just 0.5% the previous year, according to Fitch Ratings. That's a 2,000%-plus jump. It's just the beginning, says John La Forge, head of real assets strategy at Wells Fargo. If history repeats, people...
  • Insider leaks real reason for GOP kingpins' anti-Cruz venom

    01/23/2016 5:33:17 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 112 replies
    WND ^ | 1/23/16 | Greg Corombos
    It's well known that many Republicans in Washington do not like Sen. Ted Cruz, but the full extent of that antipathy is coming to light this week as several current and former lawmakers say they prefer Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, although they have little regard for either man. Some GOP consultants and strategists started the rumblings in recent days. Then Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told Republicans in his state to oppose Cruz because of the senator's opposition to ethanol subsidies. But the story broke wide open on Wednesday when former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee...
  • BREAKING: National Black Republican Association Endorses Trump

    01/23/2016 4:41:42 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 14 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | January 22 | Frances Rice
    We, the grassroots activists of the National Black Republican Association, are pleased to announce our endorsement of Donald J. Trump for President of the United States of America. As citizens who happen to be black, we support Mr. Trump because he shares our values. We, like Mr. Trump, are fiscally conservative, steadfastly pro-life and believers in a small government that fosters freedom for individuals and businesses, so they can grow and become prosperous. We are deeply concerned about illegal immigration, a major cause of high black unemployment, especially among black youth. Black Americans across America are beginning to wake up...
  • Explosive volcanoes ended Earth's time as a snowball: Huge eruptions broke our planet's deep freeze

    01/18/2016 9:00:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 01/18/2016 | Ryan O'Hare for
    In our planet's early history, 720 to 640 million years ago, thick sheets of ice covered the majority of the surface, as the Earth was locked in a deep freeze. But explosive underwater volcanoes changed the chemistry of the Earth's oceans and were key to breaking the planet from its icy state, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Southampton believe underwater volcanoes helped to thaw out "Snowball Earth", and even led to runaway chemical chain reactions, which created the conditions for an explosion of life on Earth. While much of the driving forces behind glaciation during...
  • Top 10 Climate Change Predictions Gone Spectacularly Wrong

    01/17/2016 10:31:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 1/16/16 | Analytical Economist
    **SNIP** 1. Biologist Paul Ehrlich predicted in the 1970s that: "Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make," and that "The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years." 2. In January 1970, Life reported, "Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support... the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution... by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half..." 3. In...
  • Saudi Arabia buying up farmland in US Southwest

    01/16/2016 10:52:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 15, 2016 | Jeff Daniels
    Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries are scooping up farmland in drought-afflicted regions of the U.S. Southwest, and that has some people in California and Arizona seeing red. Saudi Arabia grows alfalfa hay in both states for shipment back to its domestic dairy herds. In another real-life example of the world's interconnected economy, the Saudis increasingly look to produce animal feed overseas in order to save water in their own territory, most of which is desert. Privately held Fondomonte California on Sunday announced that it bought 1,790 acres of farmland in Blythe, California -- an agricultural town along the...
  • Global warming could stave off next ice age for 100,000 years

    01/13/2016 11:26:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    reuters ^ | Jan. 13, 2016 | Alister Doyle
    OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is likely to disrupt a natural cycle of ice ages and contribute to delaying the onset of the next big freeze until about 100,000 years from now, scientists said on Wednesday. In the past million years, the world has had about 10 ice ages before swinging back to warmer conditions like the present. In the last ice age that ended 12,000 years ago, ice sheets blanketed what is now Canada, northern Europe and Siberia. In a new explanation for the long-lasting plunges in global temperatures that cause ice ages, scientists pointed to a combination of...
  • Fossil fuel-burning 'postponing next ice age'

    01/13/2016 10:46:30 AM PST · by NRx · 42 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01-13-2016 | Damian Carrington
    Humanity's burning of fossil fuels is postponing the next global ice age for at least 100,000 years, according to new research that has discovered the tipping point which plunges the planet into deep freezes. Showing that human activity, via climate change, can alter global processes like ice ages is compelling evidence that the planet has entered a new geological epoch, dubbed the Anthropocene, according to the scientists. Other recent research listed evidence from plastic pollution to the mass extinction of wildlife to show that the Earth has entered the Anthropocene. The new research also shows that a major ice age...
  • Tumbling oil trades below $30 a barrel for first time in 12 years

    01/12/2016 12:38:57 PM PST · by familyop · 13 replies
    Reuters, Yahoo News ^ | Jan 12, 2016 | Catherine Ngai
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil fell briefly below $30 a barrel on Tuesday, extending a relentless selloff that has wiped almost 20 percent off prices this year amid deepening concerns about fragile Chinese demand and the absence of output restraint.
  • ‘No Extinctions’: Polar Bears Survived Periods When The Arctic Had No Ice(DOH!)

    01/11/2016 10:40:34 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/11/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore shocked Americans in "An Inconvenient Truth" when he said polar bears were drowning because global warming was melting Arctic sea ice, but now a new study shows that polar bears did just fine even when there was no ice covering the Arctic. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks released a study claiming the "stratigraphic record of the last 1.5 (million years) indicates that no marine species' extinction events occurred despite major climate oscillations," including periods where the Arctic was completely ice-free in summertime. "Some species thought to be...
  • Top US Admiral Fired For Questioning Obama Purchase Of Mansion In Dubai (Russian propaganda)

    01/10/2016 4:25:04 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 161 replies
    A stunning new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that one of the United States Navy’s top commanders was relieved of his command a few hours ago after he sent out an “email/posting” revealing that President Barack Obama was in the process of purchasing a multi-million dollar seaside luxury villa in the United Arab Emirates city (UAE) of Dubai. According to this report, the Commander of the US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 15, Rear Admiral Rick Williams, posted a “pointed” query on 8 January [since deleted] to the US Naval Institute’s “Readiness Kill Chain” “recipients/responders”...
  • Obama's Keystone saga takes new turn

    01/10/2016 4:45:04 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 5 replies
    the hill ^ | 10 Jan 2016 | timothy cama
    The “fair and equitable” piece is where the Obama administration is most vulnerable, said David Gantz, a trade law professor at the University of Arizona College of Law. “The issue becomes, if there is a very detailed procedure for approval or disapproval of pipelines, whether the U.S. followed those procedures or whether it went beyond the criteria or procedures,” Gantz said. “I would say the U.S. is pretty vulnerable on that one issue,” he said, “in part because the White House staff and others essentially said, ‘we know we’re doing this politically and to make a statement,’ but the regulations...