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  • After 30 Years, Alarmists Are Still Predicting A Global Warming ĎApocalypseí

    11/25/2017 2:44:15 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/25/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    After 30 Years, Alarmists Are Still Predicting A Global Warming ‚ÄėApocalypse‚Äô Michael BastaschFor at least three decades scientists and environmental activists have been warning that the world is on the verge of a global warming ‚Äúapocalypse‚ÄĚ that will flood coastal cities, tear up roads and bridges with mega-storms and bring widespread famine and misery to much of the world.The only solution, they say, is to rid the world of fossil fuels ‚ÄĒ coal, natural gas and oil ‚ÄĒ that serve as the pillars of modern society. Only quick, decisive global action can avert the worst effects of manmade climate change,...
  • Readout of the Meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Jordan

    11/15/2017 4:34:19 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Media NoteOffice of the Spokesperson (U.S. Department of State) Washington, DC November 15, 2017 Senior diplomatic representatives from the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS met today in Jordan to review our global campaign to defeat this terrorist organization. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition Brett McGurk provided an update on progress in Iraq and Syria. He noted since our coalition was formed in 2014, ISIS has lost 95 percent of the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. More than 7.5 million people have now been liberated from ISIS, 2.6 million displaced Iraqis...
  • Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them.

    11/15/2017 11:54:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 129 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 15, 2017 | Travis Rieder
    A startling and honestly distressing view is beginning to receive serious consideration in both academic and popular discussions of climate change ethics. According to this view, having a child is a major contributor to climate change. The logical takeaway here is that everyone on Earth ought to consider having fewer children. Although culturally controversial, the scientific half of this position is fairly well-established. Several years ago, scientists showed that having a child, especially for the worldís wealthy, is one of the worst things you can do for the environment. That data was recycled this past summer in a paper showing...
  • Blockbuster Assessment: Humans Likely Responsible For Virtually All Global Warming Since 1950s

    11/05/2017 7:43:59 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 58 replies
    Weather Underground ^ | 11/3/2017 | Bob Henson
    Humans are likely responsible for 93 - 123% of Earthís net global warming after 1950, says a blockbuster climate report issued on Friday. The Climate Science Special Report is the first product released by the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA); the core assessment itself, focusing on impacts, will be released in 2018. The NCA is an congressionally mandated quadrennial effort by hundreds of U.S. scientists to assess how the climate is changing in the United States. The project is carried out by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Preparation of the report included workshops around the nation, a public-comment period...
  • Academic Innocents Abroad

    09/27/2017 7:49:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 26, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    This is a "whatever became of?" blog. When old established universities opened branch campuses abroad in the first decade of this century, the education press was full of glowing coverage generated by university press releases but the news from abroad has slowed to a trickle, and itís not because nothing is happening there. Andrew Ross, in the latest issue of the Academe journal published by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) updates us on what happened when American academics decided to go international i n a big way. "The outcomes of this rush to go offshore were uneven," Ross...
  • POLL: Is Man-made Global Warming causing an increase in hurricane frequency and strength?

    09/09/2017 11:27:19 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 44 replies
    Is Man-made Global Warming causing an increase in hurricane frequency and strength? Yes No I'm not sure
  • POLL: Does Hurricane Harvey prove the man-made Global Warming threat?

    09/02/2017 1:46:41 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 31 replies
    Does Hurricane Harvey prove the man-made Global Warming threat? Yes - Human activity is to blame for the destruction No - Harvey was the first Category 3+ hurricane to reach the U.S. in almost 12 years I'm not sure
  • Tillerson confirms North Korea ICBM test, calls for 'global action'

    07/04/2017 3:59:14 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/4/17 | Travis J. Tritten
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday confirmed and condemned North Korea's test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile and called for "global action" to cut off the rogue regime. The United States will take the issue to the U.N. Security Council and press for stronger sanctions to hold North Korea accountable, Tillerson said in a written statement.
  • UN wants a universal digital ID for your data (cnet)

    06/22/2017 10:51:36 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 37 replies
    CNET ^ | 06/20/2017 | Alfred Ng
    UN wants a universal digital ID for your data Humanitarians and tech companies say a digital form of identification would be particularly useful for refugees separated from their personal documents. Maja Vujinovic knows first-hand what it's like to be at a border when you don't have identification. In 1993, her family was escaping Yugoslavia as its sovereignty was crumbling. At one border check, she heard a guard yelling, "So what? They don't exist. You can do with them what you'd like." Because Yugoslavia stopped existing as a nation, countries weren't recognizing the IDs of its onetime citizens, Vujinovic said. Officially,...
  • Has Al Gore ever read this?

    06/04/2017 1:19:46 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 25 replies
    Earth Science ^ | 6/4/2017 | unknown/self
    Q: What were the five mass extinctions in Earth's history? A: Quick Answer The five mass extinctions in Earth's history occurred at or near the end of the Ordovician, Devonian, Permian, Triassic and Cretaceous periods. Four of these served as the effective border between one period and the next, while the Devonian extinction occurred over a period of 20 million years in the Devonian twilight. The species lost in each extinction ranged from between 60 to 96 percent of life on Earth. Continue Reading
  • POLL: Should President Trump heed the Pontiff's warning about global warming?

    05/24/2017 11:05:56 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 44 replies
    POLL: Should President Trump heed the Pontiff's warning about global warming? Yes, and quickly before the earth is destroyed. No. Global Warming is a hoax.
  • Philippines: Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao amid clashes with Islamist Militants

    05/23/2017 1:18:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/23/2017 | By Jason Hanna
    Deadly clashes erupted between government troops and Islamist militants Tuesday in the southern city of Marawi, prompting Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law there and the rest of the island of Mindanao, the state-run Philippines News Agency reported. Duterte is cutting short an official visit to Moscow because of the clashes, PNA reported. Martial law will be in effect on the Muslim-majority southern Philippines island for 60 days "to suppress lawless violence and rebellion and for public safety, Duterte spokesman Ernesto Abella said, according to PNA. Clashes between government forces and the Maute group, an Islamist militant organization...
  • Global Sex Trafficking Ring Busted In One Of Americaís ĎHappiest,í ĎSafestí Cities

    04/02/2017 11:44:17 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 3/30/2017
    IRVINE (CBSLA.com) ó Authorities say theyíve uncovered a massive international sex trafficking ring in Southern California. Prosecutors announced the arrest of four people connected to the Orange County-based enterprise that allegedly placed thousands of ads for sexual services in 29 states over the past two years. The ring was based locally in Irvine, officials said. Women and girls from China were forced to sell themselves for sex and sometimes forced to work 14 hours a day in homes purchased specifically for the purposes of prostitution, according to authorities. Investigators tracked the ring through thousands of ads selling sex on Backpage.com....
  • Climate Change Is Interplanetary - Earth Not Only Planet Heating Up!

    04/01/2017 9:15:40 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 52 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 7, 2012 | David Wilcock
    Presentation by David Wilcock that presents facts showing that our Earth is not the only planet in the solar system that is heating up. Solar activity is the driving force that is causing planetary warming.
  • Californiaís past megafloods Ė and the coming ARkStorm

    02/25/2017 7:47:01 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 54 replies
    Watts up with Thar? ^ | / 1 week ago February 17, 2017 | Guest Blogger
    Guest Essay By Larry Kummer. Posted at the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: To boost our fear, activists and journalists report the weather with amnesia about the past. Ten year records become astonishing events; weather catastrophes of 50 or 100 years ago are forgotten. It makes for good clickbait but cripples our ability to prepare for the inevitable. Californiaís history of floods and droughts gives a fine example ó if we listen to the US Geological Surveyís reminder of past megafloods, and their warning of the coming ARkStorm. Ē A 43-day storm that began in December 1861 put central and southern...
  • DAVID ROSE: How can we trust global warming scientists if they keep twisting the truth

    02/12/2017 1:34:07 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/17 | David Rose
    They were duped Ė and so were we. That was the conclusion of last weekís damning revelation that world leaders signed the Paris Agreement on climate change under the sway of unverified and questionable data. A landmark scientific paper Ėthe one that caused a sensation by claiming there has been NO slowdown in global warming since 2000 Ė was critically flawed. And thanks to the bravery of a whistleblower, we now know that for a fact. The response has been extraordinary, with The Mail on Sundayís disclosures reverberating around the world. There have been nearly 150,000 Facebook Ďsharesí since last...
  • The Long War Of The Left

    02/05/2017 10:20:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/05/17 | Robert Rohlfing
    The Left's Long War is far from over, we see it now more than ever being exposed and played out not only in this nation, but on the world stage as well. With each battle they are losing ground, but they are not down and out Have you asked yourself how we got to the point that the nation got so divided? The long war strategy of the Left gives us the clues to unpack just how we have arrived to the point that the nation brinks on social unrest.
  • California, at Forefront of Climate Fight, Wonít Back Down to Trump

    12/27/2016 5:25:02 PM PST · by KingofZion · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2016 | Henry Fountain
    Foreign governments concerned about climate change may soon be spending more time dealing with Sacramento than Washington. President-elect Donald J. Trump has packed his cabinet with nominees who dispute the science of global warming. He has signaled he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. He has belittled the notion of global warming and attacked policies intended to combat it. But California ó a state that has for 50 years been a leader in environmental advocacy ó is about to step unto the breach. In a show of defiance, Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and legislative leaders...
  • More snow expected on Hawaii summits

    12/03/2016 12:49:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Ben Gutierrez, Reporter
    Mauna Kea, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The snowfall has eased up slightly on the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island, but another foot of snow is still possible Sunday. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect through through Sunday night for elevations above 8,000 feet. The watch replaces the Winter Storm Warning, which was cancelled Saturday morning. Deep tropical moisture which brought heavy snow to the summits and torrential downpours at lower elevations on the island is moving to the north. However, a light dusting of snow is possible Saturday before another storm system moves in...
  • Elon Muskís SpaceX to launch 4,000 satellites for global Internet coverage

    11/21/2016 2:45:10 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    Washington Journal ^ | 11/17/16 | Daniel Navas
    Elon Musk has announced an ambitious plan to put more than 4,000 satellites in space to create a global high-speed internet network. Musk first turned his attention to internet satellites in 2014, and his plan soon received the backing of Google, which chucked $1bn at Space Exploration Technologies Corp, aka SpaceX. Musk said in January 2015 that the plan would cost at least $10bn. The original number of satellites was pinned at 700, but documents filed with the US Federal Communications Commission show that SpaceX wants to deploy 4,425 satellites, plus ďin-orbit sparesĒ, to provide high-speed, global internet coverage. Earth...