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  • Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

    07/23/2016 3:05:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 93 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 23/7/16
    ecretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. ADVERTISEMENT The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is...
  • Vermont just replaced its only only nuclear reactor with fossil fuels obtained from fracking

    02/02/2015 3:04:53 PM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 1, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Vermont just replaced its only only nuclear reactor (which had accounted for 71.8% of the state’s electricity production) with fossil fuels obtained from fracking For the past 42 years, Vermont’s only nuclear power plant was responsible for 71.8% of the state’s electricity production. This huge amount of electricity was generated by a single nuclear reactor.Vermont has just shut down this reactor.The replacement energy source for this shut down reactor is shale gas, a fossil fuel whose combustion causes global warming, and which is obtained from fracking.And all this time, I had thought that liberals in Vermont...
  • 1,700 Private Jets Fly to Davos to Discuss Global Warming [and talk about income inequality]

    01/20/2015 7:57:25 PM PST · by grundle · 80 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | Peter Schweizer
    A squadron of 1,700 private jets are rumbling into Davos, Switzerland, this week to discuss global warming and other issues as the annual World Economic Forum gets underway. The influx of private jets is so great, the Swiss Armed Forces has been forced to open up a military air base for the first time ever to absorb all the super rich flying their private jets into the event, reports Newsweek. “Decision-makers meeting in Davos must focus on ways to reduce climate risk while building more efficient, cleaner, and lower-carbon economies,” former Mexican president Felipe Calderon told USA Today. Davos, which...
  • Rare September snow causes damage to trees and power outages in some areas [20" Snow in WY]

    09/13/2014 2:36:05 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 12 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 9/12/2014 | staff
    A late summer snowstorm dropped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Wyoming. The rare September snow on Wednesday and Thursday damaged trees and caused power outages in some areas of northern Wyoming. While the heaviest snow fell in the Big Horn Mountains, the town of Buffalo received as much as 10 inches. The 3 to 5 inches that fell in Cody is the earliest recorded snowfall there since 1915, when records started being kept. The previous earliest recorded snowfall in Cody was Sept. 12, 1970. Other snowfall totals included 4 inches at Casper Mountain and 3 to...
  • Fracking prevents us from freezing to death

    01/27/2014 4:28:41 AM PST · by grundle · 6 replies
    It sure is cold outside. And it’s predicted to be even colder in the next few days. I want to thank everyone who works in the natural gas industry for saving my life – literally. Without you, I would be dead. Thank you – thank you so much.
  • Whistling Past the Wind Farm: Europe abandons country-by-country CO2 emissions targets

    01/23/2014 8:01:11 PM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | January 23, 2014
    Wednesday the European Commission abandoned country-by-country targets for greenhouse-gas emissions after 2020. Under the new rules, everyone is committed in theory, but nobody is responsible for meeting the targets.
  • Scientists finally admit that their computer models exaggerate the amount of global warming

    09/17/2013 7:02:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 17, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Global warming scientists finally admit that their computer models exaggerate the amount of global warming I’ve always suspected that the computer models that scientists use to predict global warming were programmed to exaggerate the amount of global warming.And now, the scientists who write these computer programs have finally admitted that that is indeed the case.The Telegraph reports:Top climate scientists admit global warming forecasts were wrongTop climate scientists have admitted that their global warming forecasts are wrong and world is not heating at the rate they claimed it was in a key report.One of the central issues...
  • New satellite dataset finds global temperatures decreased from 1982-2006

    08/03/2013 4:04:52 PM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | August 2, 2013 | Marc Morano
    A new peer-reviewed paper published in Energy & Environment analyzes 24 years of data from the European Meteosat weather satellite and finds global temperatures decreased over the period 1982-2006. According to the authors, “Our observations point to a decrease in planetary temperature over almost the entire hemisphere, most likely due to an increase of cloudiness.” “The cloud filtered temperature change patterns, in figure 2c, indicate that the largest decrease occurs in the more cloudy regions of the hemisphere: the tropics and the temperate zones, while in the desert belt the temperature decrease is much smaller. This suggests that cloudiness changes...
  • The EPA and a seven-minute ambulance delay [EPA shuts down ambulance taking patient to hospital]

    05/31/2013 4:39:13 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 30, 2013 | Mike DeBonis
    A Wednesday shootout on the streets of Washington Highlands left a cop injured and a carjacking suspect dead. But before the suspect expired, he went on an unusual ambulance ride that involved moving him from one vehicle to another on the shoulder of Interstate 295. While this might appear to be another story of Fire and Emergency Medical Services dysfunction, the story is rather more complicated. As WUSA-TV explains, newer-model diesel engines are required by federal regulations to have emission-control features that, in some circumstances, require the motor to shut down for “regeneration” — a process in which the exhaust...
  • Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth's Upper Atmosphere [NASA says CO2 causes global cooling]

    04/20/2013 5:08:10 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    nasa.gov ^ | March 22, 2012 | NASA
    A recent flurry of eruptions on the sun did more than spark pretty auroras around the poles. NASA-funded researchers say the solar storms of March 8th through 10th dumped enough energy in Earth’s upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years. “This was the biggest dose of heat we’ve received from a solar storm since 2005,” says Martin Mlynczak of NASA Langley Research Center. “It was a big event, and shows how solar activity can directly affect our planet.” Earth's atmosphere lights up at infrared wavelengths during the solar storms of March 8-10, 2012. A...
  • Hans Rosling: The magic washing machine [great criticism of environmental hypocrites]

    02/28/2013 4:31:14 AM PST · by grundle · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Hans Roslin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZoKfap4g4w
  • Grocery Bag Bans and Foodborne Illness [ER admissions and deaths up by 25% since plastic bag ban]

    01/24/2013 6:31:52 PM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    papers.ssrn.com ^ | November 2, 2012 | Jonathan Klick and Joshua D. Wright
    Abstract: Recently, many jurisdictions have implemented bans or imposed taxes upon plastic grocery bags on environmental grounds. San Francisco County was the first major US jurisdiction to enact such a regulation, implementing a ban in 2007. There is evidence, however, that reusable grocery bags, a common substitute for plastic bags, contain potentially harmful bacteria. We examine emergency room admissions related to these bacteria in the wake of the San Francisco ban. We find that ER visits spiked when the ban went into effect. Relative to other counties, ER admissions increase by at least one fourth, and deaths exhibit a similar...
  • A New Study Suggests That Global Warming Won't Kill Off The Polar Bears

    01/08/2013 4:29:40 PM PST · by grundle · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 21, 2012 | Jennifer Welsh
    A new study indicates that global warming may actually benefit Arctic animals and ecosystem, by expanding their ranges and increasing biodiversity in the area as warmer-climate species move north. The research was published yesterday, Dec. 20, in the Journal PLoS ONE. Smithsonian.com reported:"Scientists found that, in most cases, global warming will actually give a boost to Arctic and subarctic life. Looking at 61 mammal species that currently inhabit high-latitude Europe the scientists found that, under climate conditions forecast for the year 2080, the majority of the species will see their ranges expand. They found that warming will actually bring in...
  • New Study Says Global Warming is Good for Polar Bears

    01/08/2013 4:25:10 PM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The easiest way to take in this study is to take every one of those global warming propaganda posters of sad polar bears and draw a smile on that bear. "A new study indicates that global warming may actually benefit Arctic animals and ecosystem, by expanding their ranges and increasing biodiversity in the area as warmer-climate species move north." "They found that warming will actually bring in more species from further south, increasing biodiversity in the region. And, even in their worst-case scenario, they expect at most one species to go extinct: the Arctic fox. But, they suspect that this...
  • The world’s supply of resources is getting bigger, not smaller

    07/05/2012 4:46:47 AM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    wordpress.com ^ | July 5, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    According to the laws of physics, the total quantity of mass and energy is fixed. Therefore, we cannot “create” new mass or energy, and we cannot “use up” the mass and energy that we already have. But there is something else that we can do – we can invent, build, and use technology to increase our standard of living. For example, petroleum was worthless until someone with a brain invented a way to use it, at which point the petroleum became a valuable resource. Likewise, today we take rocks that used to be worthless, and turn them into computer chips...
  • Germany replaces nuclear power with coal power, at insistence of environmentalists

    07/05/2012 2:53:32 AM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    July 5, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Germany replaces nuclear power with coal power, at insistence of environmentalists
  • Snowbird caps longest season with holiday skiing

    07/04/2011 9:36:21 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 17 replies
    Deseret News ^ | July 4, 2011 3:58 p.m. MDT | Jared Page
    By being open for skiing Monday, Snowbird set a record for the number of days it was able to stay open in a single season with 202, said Emily Moench, the resort's communications manager. The previous record of 201 was set in 2005. Snowbird also had a record for snowfall this season, with 783 inches — topping the previous high by nearly 100 inches, Moench said. "It's a spectacular way to wrap of the season," she said of the holiday skiing. Skiing and snowboarding were limited to the upper mountain, where snow reportedly was about 12 feet deep. The lower...
  • Late spring snowstorm surprises Utahns

    05/24/2010 5:27:19 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 10 replies · 477+ views
    KSL-TV, SLC, Utah ^ | 5/24/2010 | staff
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Many Utahns woke up to a blanket of snow Monday morning. The wet and slushy weather caused a few problems throughout the day, but the late storm was mostly an inconvenience. Record-setting late snowfall The storm produced the latest spring snow ever recorded at Salt Lake City International Airport. It arrived late Sunday night and produced huge, heavy snowflakes as Salt Lake City commuters arrived for work Monday morning. Much of the snow on the valley roads either didn't stick or quickly melted away. The Wasatch Mountains got significant snow for this time of year. Nine...
  • Supreme Court Rules For Navy

    11/20/2008 3:57:14 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 12 replies · 527+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | Department of the Navy | Department of the Navy
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- On Nov. 12 the Supreme Court ruled for the Navy on the challenge to Navy's use of sonar for the 14 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) combat certification training exercises off the coast of Southern California (SOCAL). In a strongly worded opinion, supported by a majority of the Justices, the Court recognized both the public interest and the Navy's interest in effective realistic training to ensure the Navy is able to track and target enemy submarines. The Supreme Court vacated the two training restrictions in the preliminary injunction that Navy told the court unacceptably restricted our Sailors' ability to...
  • Tropical ocean sucks up vast amounts of ozone [& methane; Al Gore not amused]

    06/28/2008 1:11:22 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 18 replies · 288+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 26 June 2008 | Nora Schultz
    An important mechanism for sucking ozone and methane out of the atmosphere has been discovered over the tropical Atlantic. The finding reveals how the two greenhouse gasses are kept in check by natural chemical reactions. The data collected in Cape Verde, off the western coast of Africa, suggests that 50% more ozone is being destroyed above the tropical Atlantic Ocean than previously thought, because of halogens released by the seawater. The process also increases the amount of methane pumped out of the lower atmosphere by up to 12% each day. It could occur in tropical oceans worldwide and could considerably...