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  • Global Sea Level Could Rise As Much As 70 Feet In The Future

    03/22/2012 8:47:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies
    redOrbit ^ | March 21, 2012
    Scientists looked back in time – in the geologic record – to see the future Even if humankind manages to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit)–as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recommends–future generations will likely have to deal with a completely different world. One with sea levels 40 to 70 feet higher than at present, according to research results published this week in the journal Geology. The scientists, led by Kenneth Miller of Rutgers University, reached their conclusion by studying rock and soil cores taken in Virginia, New Zealand and the Eniwetok Atoll in...
  • ‘Climate Scientists’ Release Profane Video Bashing Deniers

    05/11/2011 1:21:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | May 11, 2011
    A group of people calling themselves climate scientists have just released a video bashing climate-change deniers. And by bashing I mean a profanity-laced rap that includes calling one detractor a “mother fu**er.” The video opens up with the following message: “In the media landscape there are climate change deniers and believers, but rarely are those speaking about climate change actual climate scientists.” Then it goes into the rap, which features the names and titles of the scientists, including professors and students: “Droppin’ facts all over this wax / While bit**es be crying about a carbon tax,” one line says.
  • Meet The Doomsayers Who Just Won't Give Up

    12/17/2009 8:49:53 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 1,156+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 12-17-2009 | Joe Weisenthal
    Meet The Doomsayers Who Just Won't Give Up Joe WeisenthalDec. 17, 2009, 10:32 AM Last April we ran a profile of the leading doomsayers -- the folks who aggressively argued that the economy was going to hell in a handbasket. Of course, back in April that seemed very possible, and so many of these folks were riding huge waves of fame. Since then, things have improved markedly, but it's hard to switch gears when you're mostly known for being negative. And so we've updated our survey to introduce you to the brave holdouts. Despite the rally, they're warning us, Cassandra-like,...
  • Survival of the Fittest (not just for white right-wingers anymore)

    05/27/2009 11:20:29 AM PDT · by new cruelty · 20 replies · 2,925+ views
    Philadelphia Weekly ^ | May 26, 2009 | Steven Wells
    Fernando Antonio Salguero grew up with his sister and mom in “a community of junkies and thieves” in a series of squats in Kensington. The worst year, he says, was 1985. Salguero is certain of this because it was the same year that Mayor Wilson Goode dropped a bomb on the West Philly building containing members of the radical group MOVE, killing six adults and five children. Salguero watched the bombing on a neighbor’s TV. 
 Salguero was 11 years old. This was also the year he, his mom and his younger sister learned to survive on the five gallons...
  • Enjoy yourselves - we're toast anyway (Doomsayers are given too much credence)

    09/06/2006 2:03:57 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 19 replies · 737+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | September 5, 2006 | David Boaz
    James Lovelock, the author of the "theory known as Gaia, which holds that Earth acts like a living organism, a self-regulating system balanced to allow life to flourish", has a new message for us: never mind, it's too late, Gaia can't handle industrialisation. Earth will be at least 10 degrees hotter in a decade or two. It's irreversible. "We are poached," the Washington Post reports. So we might as well enjoy ourselves. Burn those fossil fuels. Build those McMansions. Eat those cheeseburgers. We're doomed anyway. Or you could recall an earlier doomsayer, Professor Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University, who wrote...
  • Doomsayers Say Pope Benedict Fits World End Prophecy

    04/29/2005 6:04:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies · 3,198+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/28/05 | Phil Stewart
    Doomsayers Say Benedict Fits World End Prophecy By Phil Stewart Thu Apr 28, 9:17 AM ET Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd during the general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 27, 2005. Benedict XVI held the first general audience of his new pontificate Wednesday, pledging to work for reconciliation and peace. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito) ROME (Reuters) - Pope Benedict's ascent to the papacy took a conclave of 115 cardinals, four rounds of voting and followed a lifetime of service to the Vatican. But ask Internet doomsayers eyeing a 12th century Catholic prophecy and they'll...
  • Time capsule for Iraq sucess naysayings

    10/09/2004 7:38:39 PM PDT · by Acrobat · 43 replies · 604+ views
    Vanity | 10/9/04 | Acrobat
    Can we get store somewhere all the pathetic predictions of doom by the media, pundits and politicians of surrender so we can openly ridicule them when Iraq succeeds? It is so very irritating to hear them attempt to pass themselves off as worthy of consideration when they've been wrong in such serious matters.... What do you think?
  • Killing germs, reducing waste, making oil: TDP might be the next big thing

    02/28/2004 9:46:17 PM PST · by grundle · 40 replies · 606+ views
    USA Today ^ | 1/22/2004 | Andrew Kantor
    <p>This was going to be a column about oil. Instead, it's also about disease, poison, and a cool way to get rid of both. Actually, it's about a new technology — a new process that is going to make a Difference. One that's going to change things, and one you're going to be hearing a lot more about.</p>
  • Doomsayers misjudge this President

    11/05/2003 12:44:11 PM PST · by Maceman · 19 replies · 122+ views
    National Post ^ | 11/5/03 | Kelly McParland
    With no viable competitors, Bush's popularity holds firm in runup to 2004 elections So, just how much trouble is George Bush in over the Iraq situation? Not as much as we've been led to believe, it appears. Many opponents of the U.S. President have been eager to suggest his chances of re-election fade with each setback in Baghdad. But if Americans are rising up against Mr. Bush, preparing to discard him on the heap of one-term presidents, it isn't evident from the polls. It can't be reassuring for Mr. Bush to be entering the final 12-month slog to the vote...
  • Doomsayers on Iraq ignore the full story

    09/21/2003 8:42:43 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 4 replies · 157+ views
    The Australian ^ | 9/22/2003
    It is easy and tempting to see the glass of Iraqi reconstruction as half-empty rather than half-full, and there are plenty of people with a vested interest in doing just that. Certainly, events such as Saturday's vicious assassination attempt on Aquila al-Hashima – one of three women members of Iraq's Governing Council, and a strong contender to become Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations – lend volume to the voices of those who say Iraq is going to hell in a handbasket. But they will be disappointed, because it is not. And the fact that 82 American soldiers and 11...
  • Tampa Bay tapped as new source of drinking water

    06/10/2003 3:27:15 AM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies · 295+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 25, 2003 | Associated Press
    <p>APOLLO BEACH, Florida (AP) -- The Tampa Bay area's burgeoning population of nearly 2 million people is tapping a new source for its drinking water -- salty Tampa Bay itself.</p> <p>The nation's first sea water desalination plant built to serve as a primary source of drinking water is providing water to Tampa, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey and surrounding cities.</p>
  • Yes, Natalie, there is a reason

    03/18/2003 3:04:29 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 40 replies · 374+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | March 18, 2003 | Larry Leonard
    Natalie Marmion (ABC affiliate KATU-TV, Portland, Oregon on March 17, 2003): “The announcement that war is close sent the stock market soaring.” Wrong, Miss Information. The President announced that if certain conditions are not met by his chosen deadline, March 19, 2003, his coalition of the willing, whether it includes the troops of two nations or many, will enter Iraq, and shortly close the book on the regime of dictator Saddam Hussein. That is why the stock market soared. What, you ask, is the difference between what you said and what I just said? A grasp of the situation is...
  • Please Freep my amazon.com review of Bjorn Lomborg's book "The Skeptical Environmentalist."

    06/19/2002 9:46:37 AM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies · 770+ views
    amazon.com has just posted my new review of Bjorn Lomborg's book "The Skeptical Environmentalist." (I submitted it 11 days ago, but they just posted it today.) At the end of my review on their website it asks "Was this review helpful to you?" Please go to the website and vote on my review. Thank you! Here is my review: Doomsayers are afraid that you might actually read this book June 8, 2002 Reviewer: grundle2600 Since Bjorn Lomborg's book "The Skeptical Environmentalist" was published in the United States last year, a lot of people have been very critical of Lomborg and...
  • Bjorn Lomborg's critics have ignored 95% of his book, "The Skeptical Environmentalist."

    06/01/2002 12:47:58 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies · 807+ views
    me
    Bjorn Lomborg is author of the book "The Skeptical Environmentalist." Since the book was published in the United States last year, a lot of people have been very critical of Lomborg and his book. That's fine. Healthy debate and disagreement over important issues is essential to the preservation of a free, open, democratic society. Some of Lomborg's critics have politely raised legitimate disagreements about some of Lomborg's statements, such as on Lomborg's statements about global warming, the amount of public land that's covered in forest, and the size of wild fish populations. However, even these polite and civil critics have...
  • PAT Answers - It's time to stop taking the likes of Paul Erlich seriously.

    04/17/2002 7:23:34 AM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies · 474+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | April 17, 2002 | BY PETE DU PONT
    <p>It's time to stop taking the likes of Paul Erlich seriously.</p> <p>On April 22 we will be celebrating three decades of environmental progress since the first Earth Day in 1970.Our air and water are cleaner, forest growth and food production are increasing, world hunger is decreasing, and the predicted population apocalypse never came. And all this good environmental news has come about because of an increasing economic prosperity that was supposed to doom us to death, disease and environmental destruction.</p>
  • Here's my essay on why we should reject the Kyoto Treaty.

    04/16/2002 10:46:49 AM PDT · by grundle · 2 replies · 198+ views
    me
    At any given time, the temperature is either going up, or it's going down. It never stays the same. 30 years ago, all of the major environmentalists and environmental groups were 100% sure that global cooling was on the way. They were just so sure that it was coming. Their proposed "solution" was to have the government set limits on economic growth, limits on the use of natural resources and fossil fuels, and other government restrictions on economic activity. We ignored their advice. Since then, the world GNP has more than doubled, and we burn a lot more fossil fuels...
  • Green with Ideology - The hidden agenda behind the attacks on The Skeptical Environmentalist.

    04/15/2002 8:10:40 AM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies · 380+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | May 2002 | Ronald Bailey
    The article is too long to post here. http://www.reason.com/0205/fe.rb.green.shtml
  • 1975 Newsweek article on global cooling.

    04/08/2002 9:03:07 AM PDT · by grundle · 62 replies · 15,807+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 28, 1975
    1975 Newsweek article on global cooling. http://www.globalclimate.org/Newsweek.htm FROM Newsweek April 28, 1975 The Cooling World There are ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production– with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth. The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only 10 years from now. The regions destined to feel its impact are the great wheat-producing lands of Canada and the U.S.S.R. in the North, along with a number of marginally self-sufficient tropical areas – parts of India,...