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  • Lake Superior, the Great Lakes and Europe Defy Climate Experts

    08/03/2014 8:55:36 AM PDT · by citizen · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 31, 2014 | Jack Dini
    A little over one year ago, The New York Times and USA Today were reporting that the Great Lakes hit all time lows in water levels. According to those reports, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan were 29 inches below their average measurements taken since 1918. Scientists warned communities that they could only expect more tragedy with the Great Lakes. With a lack of rain from climate change, they told everyone to expect levels to continue to drop. In an April 2013 report from the International Joint Commission, a group with members from the United States and Canada that advises on...
  • Refrigerator magnets: New theory predicts magnets may act as wireless cooling agents.

    07/29/2014 4:34:39 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    MIT News Office ^ | 7/28/14 | Jennifer Chu
    The magnets cluttering the face of your refrigerator may one day be used as cooling agents, according to a new theory formulated by MIT researchers. The theory describes the motion of magnons — quasi-particles in magnets that are collective rotations of magnetic moments, or “spins.” In addition to the magnetic moments, magnons also conduct heat; from their equations, the MIT researchers found that when exposed to a magnetic field gradient, magnons may be driven to move from one end of a magnet to another, carrying heat with them and producing a cooling effect. “You can pump heat from one side...
  • Feds doubt climate change's impact on wolverines

    07/07/2014 1:55:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 7, 2014 | By MATTHEW BROWN, AP
    A top federal wildlife official said there's too much uncertainty about climate change to prove it threatens the snow-loving wolverine — overruling agency scientists who warned of impending habitat loss for the so-called "mountain devil." There's no doubt that the high-elevation range of wolverines is getting warmer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Director Noreen Walsh said. But any assumption about how that will change snowfall patterns is "speculation," Walsh said. She told her staff to prepare to withdraw a proposal to protect the animals under the Endangered Species Act. Walsh's comments were contained in a May 30 memo obtained...
  • Global Warming Renamed Again: Now It’s ‘Global Climate Disruption’

    05/06/2014 9:58:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    May 6, 2014 10:42 AM Global Warming Renamed Again: Now It's 'Global Climate Disruption' By Greg Pollowitz President Obama’s science adviser, John Holdren, thinks we should change the name of “climate change,” which was formerly known as “global warming,” to ”global climate disruption.” Via ScienceInsider: First there was “global warming.” Then many researchers suggested “climate change” was a better term. Now, White House science adviser John Holdren is renewing his call for a new nomenclature to describe the end result of dumping vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases into Earth’s atmosphere: “global climate disruption.” “I’ve always thought...
  • WH To Launch Website On Climate Change To Help ‘America’s Communities To Prepare For The Future’

    03/19/2014 5:31:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 19, 2014 | By Kukil Bora
    The White House will launch a new online initiative on Wednesday that will provide users access to climate data to spread awareness about the effects of global warming in an effort to improve climate-change preparedness across the country. As part of the initiative, the Obama administration will make federal data on climate change accessible to citizens, businesses and local governments in a new section within the data.gov website -- called climate.data.gov -- that will be jointly run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, and NASA.
  • White House launches new climate data initiative Wednesday

    03/19/2014 8:08:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/19/2014 | BY JULIET EILPERIN
    The White House is launching an initiative Wednesday that aims to expand the use of climate data nationwide, to help communities cope with the impacts of global warming. The effort includes making federal data more accessible through climate.data.gov; launching a design competition to demonstrate the extent to which Americans are vulnerable to coastal flooding; releasing new federal map data to depict which aspects of the nation's infrastructure are vulnerable to climate change; and enlisting private firms such as Google and the software company Esri to disseminate and store data. In a joint blog post, White House counselor John D. Podesta...
  • We’re All Going to Starve…By 2030… or 2040ish at the Latest

    03/19/2014 7:45:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | John Ransom
    If you’re like me this will send chills down your spine. Nature Climate Change recently published a paper that contends that temperate zones will see reduced crop yields by 2030, presumably plunging the world into a man-caused famine not seen since the last time communists were in charge. From Blue and Green Tomorrow: “As more data have become available, we’ve seen a shift in consensus, telling us that the impacts of climate change in temperate regions will happen sooner rather than later,” said Professor Andy Challinor, lead author of the study.Yes, any time I see the word “consensus” in the...
  • US college professor demands imprisonment for climate-change deniers

    03/17/2014 11:57:35 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/17/2014 | Eric Owens
    An assistant philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology wants to send people who disagree with him about global warming to jail. The professor is Lawrence Torcello. Last week, he published a 900-word-plus essay at an academic website called The Conversation. Torcello, who has a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo, explains that there are times when criminal negligence and “science misinformation” must be linked. The threat of climate change, he says, is one of those times. Throughout the piece, he refers to the bizarre political aftermath of an earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy, which saw six scientists imprisoned for six...
  • COLD SHOULDER: ABC, CBS Exclude Scientists Critical of Global Warming for More Than 1,300 Days

    03/06/2014 7:07:56 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/06/2014 | Sean Long
    Like a simple parlor trick, the networks are able to make skeptical scientists vanish, at least from the eyes of their viewers. In some cases, the broadcast networks have failed to include such scientists for years, while including alarmist scientists within the past six months. ABC, CBS and NBC's lengthy omission of scientists critical of global warming alarmism propped up the myth of a scientific consensus, despite the fact that many scientists and thousands of peer-reviewed studies disagree. Neither CBS nor ABC have included a skeptical scientists in their news shows within the past 1,300 days, but both networks included...
  • Report: DC’s green-approved buildings using more energy

    03/04/2014 12:18:49 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3-4-14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Washington, D.C. may have the highest number of certified green buildings in the country, but research by Environmental Policy Alliance suggests it might not be doing much good.The free-market group analyzed the first round of energy usage data released by city officials Friday and found that large, privately-owned buildings that received the green energy certification Leadership in Energy Design (LEED) actually use more energy than buildings that didn’t receive this green stamp of approval.LEED is the brainchild of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a private environmental group.
  • Obama admin drives ahead with new cleaner gas rule

    03/04/2014 5:23:36 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-3-14 | Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is driving ahead with a dramatic reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tailpipe emissions, declaring that cleaner air will save thousands of lives per year at little cost to consumers. Public health groups and automakers cheered the new rules, finalized Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency, with some insisting they could prove to be President Barack Obama's signature environmental accomplishment in his second term. The oil and gas industry, meanwhile, panned the move, calling it gratuitous and accusing the government of grossly underestimating the increased cost at the pump. "The benefits far outweigh the costs," said EPA...
  • Will the Supreme Court permit EPA climate decisions to stand?

    03/03/2014 6:34:07 PM PST · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | March 3, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Will the Supreme Court permit EPA climate decisions to stand?If it does, the impacts on our lives, livelihoods, liberties and living standards will be enormous Guest opinion by Paul Driessen The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency. The case will determine how far EPA can extend its regulatory overreach, to control “climate changing” carbon dioxide from power plants and other facilities – by ignoring the Constitution’s “separation of powers” provisions, rewriting clear language in the Clean Air Act, and disregarding laws that require the agency to consider both the costs...
  • Climate Change Will Cause Rape and Murder and Assault and Robbery and Larceny and Make People...

    02/27/2014 7:10:06 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies
    February 27, 2014 10:04 AM Climate Change Will Cause Rape and Murder and Assault and Robbery and Larceny and Make People Steal Your Car By Charles C. W. Cooke This, from Mother Jones, is what people who are losing the argument look like: Study: Global Warming Will Cause 180,000 More Rapes by 2099 Global warming isn’t just going to melt the Arctic and flood our cities—it’s also going to make Americans more likely to kill each other. That’s the conclusion of a controversial new study that uses historic crime and temperature data to show that hotter weather leads to more...
  • Greenpeace co-founder: No scientific proof humans are dominant cause of warming climate

    02/26/2014 10:32:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 26, 2014
    A co-founder of Greenpeace told lawmakers there is no evidence man is contributing to climate change, and said he left the group when it became more interested in politics than the environment. Patrick Moore, a Canadian ecologist and business consultant who was a member of Greenpeace from 1971-86, told members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee environmental groups like the one he helped establish use faulty computer models and scare tactics in promoting claims man-made gases are heating up the planet. “There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of...
  • Greenpeace co-founder: No scientific evidence of man-made global warming

    02/26/2014 12:26:10 PM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-25-2014 | Michael Bastasch
    There is no scientific evidence that human activity is causing the planet to warm, according to Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, who testified in front of a Senate committee on Tuesday. Moore argued that the current argument that the burning of fossil fuels is driving global warming over the past century lacks scientific evidence. He added that the Earth is in an unusually cold period and some warming would be a good thing. “There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100...
  • 5 Scientific Reasons That Global Warming Isn't Happening

    02/18/2014 4:00:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2014 | John Hawkins
    How did global warming discussions end up hinging on what's happening with polar bears, unverifiable predictions of what will happen in a hundred years, and whether people are "climate deniers" or "global warming cultists?" If this is a scientific topic, why aren't we spending more time discussing the science involved? Why aren't we talking about the evidence and the actual data involved? Why aren't we looking at the predictions that were made and seeing if they match up to the results? If this is such an open and shut case, why are so many people who care about science skeptical?...
  • Obama to pitch $1B climate change 'resilience fund' in Fresno, CA

    02/14/2014 10:15:14 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 91 replies
    February 14, 2014, 06:39 am Obama to pitch $1B climate change 'resilience fund' By Laura Barron-Lopez President Obama will pitch a new $1 billion climate change resilience fund during a visit Friday to California. The fund, which would need to be approved by Congress, is intended to help communities dealing with negative weather that's the result of climate change. Obama is touting the fund during a trip to California, which has been devastated by a drought that is threatening the Central Valley's agriculture production and has led Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to call on Californians to conserve water. During a...
  • Cooling Kills: Governments Must Shift to Cold Preparation

    02/16/2014 6:59:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/16/2014 | TOM HARRIS AND DR. MADHAV KHANDEKAR
    In the past few years we have seen a dramatic demonstration of the deadly effects of prolonged cold weather. From Chicago to China, Egypt to Argentina, India to the Antarctic, new low temperature and snowfall records have been set.This has led to severe hardship for millions — and increased death rates.The first half of this year’s Northern Hemisphere (NH) winter season was especially brutal. December 2013 and January 2014 were the third-coldest Decembers and Januaries in the past 30 years averaged over the contiguous 48 United States, with temperatures plummeting to −10°C in Atlanta and −26°C in Chicago. Residents...
  • Obama to propose billion-dollar Climate Resilience Fund; Icy blast heats up coal debate

    02/14/2014 11:12:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/14/14 10:08 AM EDT | Alex Guillen
    President Barack Obama will ask Congress to set up a $1 billion “Climate Resilience Fund” in his proposed budget next month. Obama travels to Fresno, Calif., today to discuss the drought plaguing most of California and the Western U.S. and to announce new administration actions, including the proposed billion-dollar fund. According to the White House, the fund would go to research on the projected impacts of climate change, help communities prepare for climate change’s effects and fund “breakthrough technologies and resilient infrastructure.” […] As another snowstorm socks the East Coast, the coal industry has a message for the nation’s electricity...
  • Yearly Climate Change Spending 10x More Than UN Estimate for Ending World Hunger

    02/13/2014 11:00:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/13/2014 | Taylor Smith
    The United Nations estimates it would cost $30 billion a year [1] to end world hunger. That sounds like a lot, but the world spent more than ten times that amount in 2012 on global warming mitigation, according to a recent Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) study [2]. And the U.N. says the world needs to spend even more on global warming mitigation. Much more.According to the Reuters analysis [3] of the Summary for Policymakers of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, due to be released this April, the UN is calling on the world to...
  • CBS Blames Global Warming for Harsh Winter Weather

    02/13/2014 8:49:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    CBS Blames Global Warming for Harsh Winter Weather By Kyle Drennen Created 02/13/2014 - 11:11am As a snow storm beared down on the east coast on Thursday, CBS This Morning sought to lay blame on global warming, with the headline on screen fretting: "Extreme Weather; Are These Kinds of Storms, Droughts Unprecedented?" Co-host Charlie Rose turned New York City College physics professor Michio Kaku and wondered: "What's causing all this?" [View video after the jump] Kaku proclaimed: "Well, the wacky weather could get even wackier. What we're seeing is that the jet stream and the polar vortex are becoming unstable....
  • John Podesta, key player...also helped UN develop radical new global agenda

    02/13/2014 7:45:59 AM PST · by Twotone · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2014 | George Russell
    John Podesta, the former Clinton Administration chief of staff who is spearheading President Barack Obama’s aggressive strategy of government-by-regulation, has also been helping United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with an even more ambitious job: setting the stage to radically transform the world’s economic, environmental and social agenda.
  • And now: 7 government ‘hubs’ that will ‘help Americans mitigate the scourge of climate change’

    02/06/2014 8:12:02 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/5/2014 | Dan Calabrese
    I’ve always told you what global warming is really about. Expansion of government. It’s an excuse for government to “take action” on the premise that something is threatening our future and they and only they can do anything about it. This is the only reason liberals tout belief in global warming. It is merely a means to an end - the end being a new set of taxes and regulations that will expand government control over industry and over people’s day-to-day habits, and will empower bureaucrats to enforce these rules and make up new ones. And now, because we have...
  • 2013 sixth-hottest year, confirms long-term warming: UN

    02/05/2014 3:21:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/5/14 | Nina Larson
    Geneva (AFP) - Last year tied for the sixth-hottest on record, confirming that Earth's climate system is in the grip of warming that will affect generations to come, the UN's weather agency said Wednesday. "This is confirmation of the trend of global warming of the planet," World Meteorological Organization (WMO) chief Michel Jarraud told AFP. Last year equalled 2007 as the sixth-warmest year since reliable records began in 1850, with a global land and ocean surface temperature that was 0.5 degrees Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 1961-1990 average, the WMO said in a statement. Last year equalled 2007 as...
  • The UN says China is best at fighting climate change

    01/22/2014 10:34:28 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 8 replies
    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca ^ | January 17, 2014 | Brian Lilley and John Robson
    John Robson isn't a climate scientist, nor does he claim to be. But he's a very smart, reasonable guy. On Friday's Byline show ( see video at link ) he presented a layman's overview of the history of the Earth's climate in relation to CO2 and the chaotic nature of the climate system. John's main points were: (1) historically, temperature is completely uncorrelated with atmospheric CO2 levels (2) atmospheric concentrations of CO2 have been far above today's level for most of the planet's history (more than 20 times higher at one point) (3) today's CO2 concentrations are near historic lows...
  • Obama’s Second Term Is All About Climate Change

    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as he unveils his plan on climate change June 25, 2013 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. President Obama laid out his plan to diminish carbon pollution and prepare the country for the impacts of climate change. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) When President Obama leaves office three years from now, the major policy story of his second term — barring some kind of unforeseen invasion — is likely to be climate change. I made this argument at feature length last year, and the evidence continues to mount. Coral Davenport reports today about Secretary of...
  • Climate change expert's fraud was 'crime of massive proportion,' say feds

    12/16/2013 7:35:50 AM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/16/2013 | Michael Isikoff
    The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change deserves to go to prison for at least 30 months for lying to his bosses and saying he was a CIA spy working in Pakistan so he could avoid doing his real job, say federal prosecutors. John C. Beale, who pled guilty in September to bilking the government out of nearly $1 million in salary and other benefits over a decade, will be sentenced in a Washington, D.C., federal court on Wednesday. In a newly filed sentencing memo, prosecutors said that his “historic” lies are “offensive” to those who...
  • Scientists increasingly moving to global cooling consensus

    12/02/2013 12:00:22 PM PST · by Signalman · 67 replies
    US finance post.com ^ | 11/2/2013 | Jack Minor
    Critics of those who claim that man-made global warming is a serious threat to the planet and settled science frequently point to the fickleness of scientists on the issue, noting that in the 60s and 70s scientists were warning of just the opposite. It now appears the critic’s claims may have merit as a new consensus is beginning to once again return to the global cooling model. Adherents of man-made global warming have supported the issue in a way akin to that of religious zealots, even to the point of attempting to cover up evidence that runs contrary to their...
  • Ice Everywhere, But No Hockey Sticks [Mark Steyn]

    12/02/2013 11:40:01 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/2/2013 | Mark Steyn
    News from Santa’s Grotto: Global warming hysterics at the BBC warned us in 2007 that by summer 2013, the Arctic would be ice-free. As with so many other doomsday predictions by warmists, the results turn out to be quite the opposite. Meanwhile, down the other end at Santa’s summer vacation condo: Antarctic sea ice has grown to a record large extent for a second straight year, baffling scientists seeking to understand why this ice is expanding rather than shrinking in a warming world. Antarctic ice is now at a 35-year high. But scientists are “baffled” by the planet’s stubborn refusal...
  • Climate Con Artists Exploit Typhoon Haiyan

    11/12/2013 5:25:39 PM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 12, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Climate Fraud: The United Nations climate chief blames the Philippines devastation on climate change, ignoring the historical record that 33 of the 35 most devastating storms occurred with CO2 below current levels. One can appreciate the genuine grief felt by an emotional Naderev "Yeb" Sano as the delegate from a Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan spoke at the start of two-week talks in Warsaw where more than 190 countries will try to lay the groundwork for a new pact to fight global warming. "We can fix this. We can stop this madness. Right now, right here," Sano told delegates in...
  • Obama’s Executive Order on Climate

    11/07/2013 8:32:01 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/7/2013 | Alan Caruba
    On the surface, it might seem to make sense for the President to want to “do something” about climate events such as hurricanes, but there have always been hurricanes and blaming them and everything from droughts to wildfires on “climate change” is not just absurd, it is a deliberate lie that blames a rise in the amount of carbon dioxide, a so-called but incorrectly named “greenhouse gas”, as the cause of these natural events. The President has issued an Executive Order to ramp up efforts to address “climate change.” At the heart of the global warming hoax has been this...
  • James Cameron Gets Matt Damon, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger for Climate Hysteria Series

    11/01/2013 7:51:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    NewBusters ^ | 10/31/2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Showtime announced last year that it had commissioned Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron to produce an eight-part series for the network designed to scare the public into thinking the world is doomed as a result of global warming. Coincidentally on Halloween, the cable network released a trailer for the April 2014 series entitled Years of Living Dangerously and credits that identify key Hollywood contributors such as Jessica Alba, Matt Damon, Harrison Ford, and Arnold Schwarzenegger (video follows with commentary):
  • LA Times bans letters from climate skeptics

    10/18/2013 1:00:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | October 18, 2013 | FOX
    The Los Angeles Times is giving the cold shoulder to global warming skeptics. Paul Thornton, editor of the paper’s letters section, recently wrote a letter of his own, stating flatly that he won't publish some letters from those skeptical of man’s role in our planet’s warming climate. In Thornton’s eyes, those people are often wrong -- and he doesn’t print obviously wrong statements.
  • US Supreme Court agrees to hear greenhouse gas cases

    10/15/2013 9:08:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    AFP News ^ | October 15, 2013
    The US Supreme Court Tuesday took on six cases related to federal regulation of greenhouse gasses, raising expectations for a much-awaited ruling in the debate over climate change legislation. The court announced it was combining the six suits from plaintiffs in the chemical industry, the Chamber of Commerce, and the state of Texas, each protesting carbon emissions regulations put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency. All six cases address just one question: Whether the agency "permissibly determined that its regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from new motor vehicles triggered permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act," the court said...
  • By 2047, Coldest Years May Be Warmer Than Hottest in Past, Scientists Say

    10/10/2013 1:49:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 9,2013 | By JUSTIN GILLIS
    The research comes with caveats. It is based on climate models, huge computer programs that attempt to reproduce the physics of the climate system and forecast the future response to greenhouse gases. Though they are the best tools available, these models contain acknowledged problems, and no one is sure how accurate they will prove to be at peering many decades ahead. The models show that unprecedented temperatures could be delayed by 20 to 25 years if there is a vigorous global effort to bring emissions under control. While that may not sound like many years, the scientists said the emissions...
  • Michael Barone: The Great Global-Warming Disappointment; Report undercuts alarmists’ predictions.

    09/27/2013 7:47:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/27/2013 | Michael barone
    Events have failed to fulfill the prophecy. Preachers have suddenly been struck dumb by uncertainty. Believers are understandably nervous and some, under their breath, are abandoning the dogma. These sentences could have been written at the end of the day on October 22, 1844, about the Millerites, a religious sect started in upstate New York. Preachers had told their followers that Jesus would return to earth that day. He failed to show. But the subject here is not Millerism, but another kind of religious faith: the faith of the global-warming alarmists. And while it’s not likely to have the impact...
  • RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS: ‘WE COULD FACE COOLING PERIOD FOR 200-250 YEARS’

    04/29/2013 3:54:22 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 31 replies
    The Voice of Russia ^ | 4/28/2013 | None cited
    ‘We could be in for a cooling period that lasts 200-250 years. The period of low solar activity could start in 2030-2040.’ Global warming which has been the subject of so many discussions in recent years, may give way to global cooling. According to scientists from the Pulkovo Observatory in St.Petersburg, solar activity is waning, so the average yearly temperature will begin to decline as well. Scientists from Britain and the US chime in saying that forecasts for global cooling are far from groundless. Some experts warn that a change in the climate may affect the ambitious projects for the...
  • To Save Newborn, Doctors 'Freeze' Baby

    02/15/2013 9:39:45 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/15/2013 | Gillian Mohney
    When Claire Ives was seven months pregnant with her third child, she used a handheld device to listen to her unborn son's heartbeat. As she turned the machine on, she thought something had malfunctioned. "I thought I wasn't listening right or something," Ives, a nurse in London, told ABCNews.com. "I didn't believe his [heart] rate could be that fast." Ives' son had a heart rate of about 300 beats per minute, nearly double the normal 160. After doctors were alerted to the baby's elevated heart rate, Ives delivered her son, Edward Ives, five weeks early via emergency cesarean at the...
  • Sorry Global Warming Alarmists, The Earth Is Cooling

    02/03/2013 5:03:35 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 73 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 31MAY2012 | Peter Ferrara
    Climate change itself is already in the process of definitively rebutting climate alarmists who think human use of fossil fuels is causing ultimately catastrophic global warming. That is because natural climate cycles have already turned from warming to cooling, global temperatures have already been declining for more than 10 years, and global temperatures will continue to decline for another two decades or more.
  • New approach using nanoparticle alloys allows heat to be focused or reflected

    01/11/2013 10:55:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Phys.org ^ | Jan 11,2013 | by David Chandler
    FULL TITLE: New approach using nanoparticle alloys allows heat to be focused or reflected just like electromagnetic waves An MIT researcher has developed a technique that provides a new way of manipulating heat, allowing it to be controlled much as light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors. The approach relies on engineered materials consisting of nanostructured semiconductor alloy crystals. Heat is a vibration of matter—technically, a vibration of the atomic lattice of a material—just as sound is. Such vibrations can also be thought of as a stream of phonons—a kind of "virtual particle" that is analogous to the...
  • Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again

    11/21/2012 2:13:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again by Wynton Hall 21 Nov 2012, 1:09 PM PDT In a recent interview, former Vice President Al Gore sounded the alarm of an impending "planetary emergency" if the Keystone Pipeline gets approved or if plans for Northwest coal export terminals proceed. "We have a planetary emergency," said Mr. Gore. "I know it drives some people nuts when I say that, but dammit, that’s what we face." This is not the first time Mr. Gore has declared the human race to be facing a "planetary emergency": he's made the exact same claim in 2005,...
  • Obama wants 'conversation' on climate change

    11/14/2012 12:18:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he wants to begin a national "conversation" on climate change. At a news conference Wednesday, Obama said his administration has taken steps to combat global warming, such as sharply increasing fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks.
  • San Francisco Offloads Green Power Bills Onto U.S. Taxpayers

    09/19/2012 10:02:33 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 3 replies
    Calwatchdog.com ^ | Sept. 19, 2012 | Wayne Lusvardi
    San Francisco must have taken a chapter out of Laer Pearce’s new book “Crazifornia.” The city’s new CleanPower SF plan garners subsidies from U.S. taxpayers for green-power purchases. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But you would have to be crazy not to shift your green power purchases onto U.S. taxpayers if laws provide for it. And what city wouldn’t want to do it if it could cover it up as part of their compliance with AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006? San Francisco is “gaming the system,” just as Enron supposedly did in the 2001 state energy...
  • Winning the AGW Science Debate: Here's How

    08/31/2012 9:14:36 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 30, 2012 | S. Fred Singer
    The upcoming election battles may be unique in offering for the first time a debate about global warming. Neither Bush-Gore nor McCain-Obama chose to discuss the issue -- maybe because they were not really that far apart. By contrast, Barack Obama has already announced that, if re-elected, he will make climate change an important priority -- while Paul Ryan is an assertive skeptic on AGW (anthropogenic global warming). The science of climate change is not just of academic interest, but has been leading to policies for large-scale changes in energy use and supply -- with important economic consequences. The burden...
  • RSC offers £1000 for explanation of an unsolved legendary phenomenon

    06/27/2012 12:41:32 AM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies
    Royal Society of Chemistry ^ | 26 June 2012 | NA
    Why does hot water freeze faster than cold water? It seems a simple enough question - yet it has baffled the best brains for at least 2,300 years. Aristotle agonized over it fruitlessly in the fourth century BCRoger Bacon in the 13th century used it to advocate the scientific method in his book Opus Majus Another Bacon, Francis, wrote in his 1620 Novum Organum, that "slightly tepid water freezes more easily than that which is utterly cold" but could not explain whyDescartes was defeated by it in the 18th century ADEven perplexed 20th and 21st century scientists and intellectuals have swarmed over...
  • Hot Time in the Summer - New AirCon Unit?

    06/21/2012 4:37:32 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 36 replies
    None | 06/21/12 | GRRRRR
    It is summer for sure. Colorado is experiencing 90-100 degree F days in the north east plains. Forest fires, high winds and dust complicate the time we can have the windows open as even at 80Deg in the house, the low humidity makes it comfy. The Carrier AC unit for this house (3,500+sq ft, 4BR, high ceilings) has had issues since I moved in. Refrigerant leaks and an electrical issue. Now, with the heat of the summer coming back, the AC unit can't keep up again. I've cleaned the unit outside, replaced the inside filter and am still getting some...
  • Climate engineering to 'cure' global warming could turn sunny blue skies WHITE

    06/07/2012 2:54:36 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/6/12 | Rob Waugh
    Aerosol spray into upper atmosphere could reflect light away from Earth Scattering of red particles around Earth could 'wash' sky white Effect visible everywhere on Earth Most intense outside towns The sky could turn from a reassuring blue to a blank white if scientists are forced to take drastic action to tackle global warming, experts have claimed. By injecting aerosols which scatter light into the atmosphere we could reflect more sun away from Earth and cool the planet. But the knock-on effect would be the scattering of red particles around the atmosphere that wash out the blue. The result would...
  • The CIA documents the global cooling research of the 1970’s

    05/26/2012 3:14:59 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | May 25, 2012 | Guest post by David Archibald -- Anthony Watts
    Posted on May 25, 2012 by Anthony Watts Seal of the C.I.A. – Central Intelligence Agency of the United States Government (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Despite what NCDC’s Thomas Peterson, Wikiwrangler William Connolley, and John Fleck would like you to believe as a “myth” (The Myth of the 1970s Global Cooling Scientific Consensus), there was in fact serious consideration of the global cooling issue in the 1970’s thanks to this 1974 document from the CIA. – AnthonyThe CIA Report and the Warning from WisconsinGuest post by David ArchibaldIn August, 1974, the Office of Research and Development of the Central Intelligence Agency produced...
  • Japan: Temperature remains high at damaged reactor(despite injection of more water)

    02/07/2012 5:36:50 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies
    NHK ^ | 02/07/12
    Temperature remains high at damaged reactor An unknown rise in temperature at one of the reactors at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is troubling its operator. Tokyo Electric says the temperature hasn't gone down even after it increased the volume of cooling water on Tuesday. One of the thermometers at the bottom of reactor No. 2 at the Fukushima Daiichi plant gradually rose to about 70 degrees Celsius since January 27th. It had stayed around 45 degrees before. In an effort to lower the temperature, the operator increased the amount of water sprayed on the nuclear fuel by 3 tons...
  • Japan: Temperature Soars Mysteriously Inside Fukushima Nuclear Reactor

    02/06/2012 6:21:48 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | 02/06/12
    Temperature Soars Mysteriously Inside Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Updated: Monday, 06 Feb 2012, 9:22 AM EST Published : Monday, 06 Feb 2012, 9:22 AM EST By NewsCore TOKYO - The temperature of a reactor at Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has soared and remained mysteriously high Monday, despite more water being pumped through it. The facility's No.2 reactor had reached 164 degrees Fahrenheit (73.3 degrees Celsius) by Monday morning, after sitting at 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius) on Jan. 27, broadcaster NHK reported. That was despite Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) officials pumping 9.6 tonnes (10.6 tons) of water...