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  • Global Analysis - September 2014 | State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

    10/20/2014 8:36:30 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    With records dating back to 1880, the global temperature across the world's land and ocean surfaces for September 2014 was 0.72°C (1.30°F) higher than the 20th century average of 15.0°C (59.0°F), marking the warmest September in the 135-year period of record. The warmth was fairly evenly distributed across the hemispheres, with both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres observing the second highest September temperatures on record. The record highest September temperature in the Northern Hemisphere (beginning of meteorological fall season) occurred in 2005, while the highest September temperature in the Southern Hemisphere (beginning of meteorological spring season) occurred in 1997. With...
  • Giant sequoias may surprise us in a warmer future

    10/19/2014 8:47:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | October 18, 2014 | BY MARK GROSSI
    Research ecologist Nathan Stephenson crawled around magnificent Giant Forest, checking young giant sequoias for damage from California’s three-year drought. Though the older sequoias have survived past climate warmups, no one knows how these natural treasures will hold up this time. Climate warming is moving faster than it has in the past, scientists say. Some researchers worry that the Sierra will lose some trees that were alive before the time of Christ. They acknowledge it’s possible the giant sequoia will not survive as a species.
  • Salon Readies Polar Vortex Excuse in Case of Unusually Cold Winter

    10/18/2014 7:11:36 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 18, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Heads we win, tails you lose. That pretty much sums up the attitude of the global warming alarmists. Case in point is the polar vortex which was used by that crowd to explain away the unusually cold temperatures this past winter. And just in case this coming winter turns out to be very cold again, the same polar vortex excuse is being readied over at Salon. Of course, that excuse will only be used if the temperatures are quite low. However, if it turns out to be a mild temperature that will be cited as a result of...global warming. So...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary October 18, 2014

    10/18/2014 11:18:17 AM PDT · by Excellence · 17 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | October 18, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Hurricanes and historical records, this year's El Nino. Factors Weatherbell is looking at on their way to predicting this year's winter.
  • Don’t Worry, It’s not a Carbon Tax, It’s a “100 Percent Returnable Emissions Tax”

    10/17/2014 11:43:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 7 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | Oct. 17, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Whew. Doesn’t that sound so much better?Every now and then we get a conservative case for a carbon tax, an idea so terrible that even Australian labor has given up on it. The idea mainly involves finding other names for it. Carbon tax sounds so taxing. How about Carbon net tax benefit? Carbon earned income tax credit? Now we’re going with 100 Percent Returnable Emissions Tax.
  • Neil Young: Al Qaeda More Moral Than US Army Because of Smaller Carbon Footprint

    10/17/2014 9:13:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/17/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Neil Young tour buses If only the Nazis had pursued a smaller carbon footprint, Neil Young would have joined the party. He had to settle for joining the Green Nazis. In an interview with radio shock-jock Howard Stern, Canadian rocker Neil Young suggested a fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) is not worth the release of greenhouse gases from military vehicles.“And yet we are fighting what? ISIS…al-Qaeda. And we are fighting these wars against these organizations and their carbon footprint has got to be like 1% of our huge army and our navy and all of this stuff that...
  • A Simple Truth; Computer Climate Models Cannot Work

    10/17/2014 3:59:00 AM PDT · by Rocky · 13 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | October 16, 2014 | Tim Ball
    The acronym GIGO, (Garbage In, Garbage Out) reflects that most working around computer models knew the problem. Some suggest that in climate science, it actually stands for Gospel In, Gospel Out. This is an interesting observation, but underscores a serious conundrum. The Gospel Out results are the IPCC predictions, (projections), and they are consistently wrong. This is no surprise to me, because I have spoken out from the start about the inadequacy of the models. I watched modelers take over and dominate climate conferences as keynote presenters. It was modelers who dominated the Climatic Research Unit (CRU), and through them,...
  • Climbing the stairway to heaven

    10/16/2014 6:20:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/14 | Klaus Rohrich
    Failings of this Administration and its efforts to divert public attention It’s interesting to note that the Democrats are attempting to use the global warming/climate change “crisis” to divert attention from the many other crises for which they are responsible. It’s like that cheap carney magician pulling yards of silk out of his sleeve after making a rabbit disappear into his hat. Interestingly enough, global warming is one of the few crises that the Obama administration has not created, but is using to advance its agenda. They are certainly responsible for enough scandals and failures to warrant a Constitutional Convention....
  • Despite Administration’s Efforts, Voters Give Climate Change Low Priority in New Poll

    10/16/2014 5:08:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Oct. 16, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Despite the administration’s high-priority focus on climate change, the issue is at the bottom of a list of 13 concerns that are most pressing for registered U.S. voters in next month’s midterm election, according to a new Gallup poll. Only 40 percent of respondents identified climate change as either “very important” or “extremely important” to their votes. By contrast the list was topped by the economy (88 percent), followed by the availability of good jobs (86 percent), the way the federal government is working (81 percent), and Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria (78 percent). Registered voters next...
  • Early snowfall on the big Island of Hawaii seen on satellite

    10/16/2014 4:27:09 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 17 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    Here is something you don’t see every day, a satellite image showing a sizable amount of snow cover on the big island of Hawaii. While snowfall on the big island is nothing new, commonly seen on the mountains on Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, (top and bottom arrows respectively in the photo) seeing snow this early in the season on the mounatins is somewhat rare.
  • Britain's Former Environment Minister: Abandon Carbon Targets and Embrace Shale and Nuclear

    10/15/2014 12:11:25 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 8 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 10/15/2014 | Nick Hallett
    LONDON, United Kingdom – Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has called for Britain to abandon is carbon targets, saying that renewable energy cannot help Britain meet its energy needs and only a combination of shale gas, Combined Heat and Power and more, smaller nuclear power plants can provide renewable energy for the foreseeable future in Britain. Speaking to the Global Warming Policy Foundation in London, Paterson also derided wind farms, saying that Britain's wind energy policy is the "single most regressive policy we have seen in this country since the Sheriff of Nottingham," calling it: "The coerced increase of electricity...
  • Climate change forecasts 'exaggerated', ex-environment secretary Owen Paterson claims

    10/15/2014 7:45:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 15, 2014
    The effects of climate change have been "consistently and widely exaggerated" in scientific forecasts, Owen Paterson, the sacked environment secretary, has claimed. In a speech to climate sceptic think tank the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) on Wednesday, Mr Paterson will say that there is "considerable uncertainty" over the extent to which carbon dioxide emissions will cause global warming. "Over the past 35 years, the earth’s atmosphere has warmed nothing like as fast as forecast and over the last 18 years it has not warmed at all, according to some sources," he will say, claiming "many policymakers have still to...
  • Will Obama Only Fight Carbon-Neutral Wars?

    10/15/2014 4:50:36 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/14/2014 | IBD Staff
    Has anyone at the Pentagon determined the carbon footprint of our war on IS? Because if a Defense Dept. global warming report is right, we could be doing more harm than good to our national security. The 20-page report — the cover of which includes a cute picture of baby sea turtles along with tanks and battleships — says climate change "poses immediate risks to U.S. national security."
  • Another significant paper finds low climate sensitivity to CO2, suggesting no global warming crisis

    10/14/2014 11:42:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Watts Up with That ^ | October 14, 2014 | By Anthony Watts
    Hot on the heels of the Lewis and Curry paper, we have this new paper, which looks to be well researched, empirically based, and a potential blockbuster for dimming the alarmism that has been so prevalent over climate sensitivity. With a climate sensitivity of just 0.43°C, it takes the air out of the alarmism balloon. The Hockey Schtick writes: A new paper published in the Open Journal of Atmospheric and Climate Change by renowned professor of physics and expert on spectroscopy Dr. Hermann Harde finds that climate sensitivity to a doubling of CO2 levels is only about [0.6C], about 7...
  • Neil Young: Forget ISIS, Fight Climate Change Instead

    10/14/2014 8:22:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | October 14, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    Rock legend Neil Young told radio host Howard Stern on Tuesday that the "free world" ought to fight climate change rather than the Islamic State, or ISIS. Visiting the Howard Stern Show for a long-awaited interview, Young slammed both Democrats and Republicans for ignoring the plight of the planet, suggesting that environmental damage from the "carbon footprint" of the U.S. military was a greater threat than Islamic terror in the Mideast. The relevant portion of the interview (excerpted by Canada's Sun News) begins at 50:14 in the video below: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)YOUNG: The things that we don't know, you know, we can...
  • Meghan McCain to GOP: Accept Climate Change or you won’t be able to HUNT and FISH as much

    10/14/2014 1:40:23 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 50 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/24/2014 | The Right Scoop
  • Hagel Unveils Pentagon Global Warming Strategy, Warns Climate Change Is ‘Threat Multiplier’

    10/14/2014 9:50:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/13/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced a new Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Peru today, saying the Pentagon has “nearly completed a baseline survey to assess the vulnerability” due to global warming of more than 7,000 bases, installations, and other facilities.The 20-page document details three “broad adaptation goals”: “Identify and assess the effects of climate change on the Deparment,” “integrate climate change considerations across the Department and manage associated risks,” and “collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on climate change challenges.”“Initial analysis indicates that four primary climate change phenomena are likely...
  • FBI finds ricin in raid of San Francisco apartment, manhunt begins

    06/01/2014 11:14:51 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-1-14 | Fox News
    The FBI is looking for a man who lives in the San Francisco apartment where agents found a large stash of what appears to be the deadly poison ricin. On Saturday, FBI agents searched the apartment, which belongs to Ryan Chamberlain, according to KGO, an ABC affiliate. The FBI said Chamberlain could be armed and dangerous. The apartment search was expected to resume Sunday. Chamberlain owns a Nissan that reportedly could be rigged with explosives. The FBI did not evacuate apartments during the search, and FBI spokeswoman Alice Heller said there was “no threat to public safety.” She said agents...
  • Reprieve Of Destruction: Global warming can't just "pause"

    10/13/2014 5:33:27 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 7 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 13, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Reprieve Of Destruction: Global warming can’t just “pause” by Daniel Clark A funny thing happened on the way to global annihilation. The destruction of the earth by manmade carbon dioxide emissions has taken a “hiatus,” as the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change calls it, in spite of the fact that global CO2 emissions continue to rise. Depending on the source, “the pause” has gone on for the past 16 years or longer. Since last year’s IPCC report came out, defenders of the global warming faith have been groping for explanations for the pause, while also maintaining that it’s not...
  • Pentagon Says Global Warming Presents Immediate Security Threat(Not Russia, Iran, ISIS)

    10/13/2014 12:49:18 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 57 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/13/14 | c davenport
    The Pentagon released a report Monday asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster response as extreme weather creates more global humanitarian crises. The report lays out a road map for how the military will adapt to rising sea levels, more violent storms and widespread droughts. The Defense Department will begin by integrating plans for climate change risks across all of its operations, from war games and strategic defense planning situations to a rethinking of the...
  • 'Global warming scare' declared 'over'

    10/13/2014 7:27:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/13/2014 | Bob Unruh
    Scientists and others on a team assembled by the Chicago-based Heartland Institute, which focuses on free-market solutions to today’s problems, say the “scare” of global warming from the use of carbon fuels and other human activities “is over.” It’s “past time” for the world to realize that and “stop the madness of wasting great sums of money on EPA’s imaginary threat,” contends Kenneth Haapala, the executive vice president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project at the Heartland Institute. Institute experts said Thursday the Remote Sensing Systems, which provide data to NASA, NOAA and the National Science Foundation, have confirmed...
  • Federal Government shuts down for International Skeptics Day

    10/13/2014 6:48:39 AM PDT · by chopperman · 4 replies
    Global Warming Realists get recognized.
  • Kerry: 'Life as You Know It on Earth Ends' If Climate Skeptics Are Wrong

    10/12/2014 10:28:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Oct. 10, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    "Life as you know it on Earth ends" if climate change skeptics are wrong, Sec. of State John Kerry declared Thursday. But, even if climate alarmists are wrong, nothing bad can come of enacting their taxes, restrictions and regulations, Kerry said in a speech at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center:I'd just say to all of you here that people need to feel the pressure from you. You all know what politics is about. I'm not in it now, but I'm dependent on it to help make the right decisions so that we move in the right direction. A clean energy...
  • Americans Are Over Messiah Act: New Comrades

    10/12/2014 4:59:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2014 | John Ransom
    rightmostofthetime wrote: It always troubles me to see posters make statements regarding physics that they only partially understand. I'm an AGW skeptic, but I cringe whenever people state that melting icebergs won't raise sea level (they will) and that CO2 levels have zero effect on global temperatures. It's clear that that computer models climatologists are using are inadequate, and that the scientists do not fully understand the Earth system, but arguments that use incorrect science are worthless, and just make people look foolish.- The Drum Circle Beats for "AmEriKaN" Climate ChangeDear Comrade Noneofthetime,ItÂ’s the experts who ought to feel foolish,...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (10/11)

    10/11/2014 9:08:28 AM PDT · by Excellence · 14 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | October 11, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe's Saturday rant on global warming, Michael Mann, and near weather.
  • Michigan's Great Lakes water levels may do something only achieved 4 times in last 154 years

    10/09/2014 6:04:12 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 58 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | October 09, 2014 | Mark Torregrossa
    Lake Michigan and Lake Huron water levels may do something only achieved four times in the last 154 years. This time of year is normally the season when Great Lakes lake levels begin to fall. Typically evaporation is greater than precipitation and runoff from rivers and streams. So there is normally less water going into Lakes Michigan, Huron, and Superior at this time of year. On Lakes Michigan-Huron July is typically the high water month. Lake Superior usually sees peak water level in July or August. This year is different. Lakes Michigan-Huron, and Lake Superior have continued to rise, even...
  • Sisters of Charity March for Climate Change

    10/09/2014 3:43:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 29 replies
    Just Love Newsletter ^ | October, 2014 | Editor: Fr. Terrence Moran - Layout: Donna Sartor
    On Sunday, September 21, a group of Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth and friends joined 400,000 other people in New York City for the People’s Climate March. The huge, hope-filled gathering was the largest political demonstration around the climate crisis in history. We marched behind the banner shown below – The Vincentian Family for Climate Justice- For the Sake of Earth-For the Sake of Those Made Poor.  Many bystanders cheered as they saw our banner - including a woman wearing the traditional nurse’s cap from St. Vincent’s hospital – modeled after the cornette of the Daughters of Charity. The...
  • Lego to scrap Shell deal after Arctic protest [by Greenpeace]

    10/09/2014 9:15:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 9, 2014
    From Greenpeace’s “Save the Arctic” page. COPENHAGEN — Danish toy maker Lego said Thursday it won’t renew a deal allowing Shell to hand out Lego sets at its gas stations in some 30 countries, following a viral campaign protesting Arctic drilling. Environmental activists Greenpeace launched in July a video showing an Arctic landscape with a Shell drilling platform made of Lego bricks covered in oil. Lego CEO Joergen Vig Knudstorp said the protest “may have created misunderstandings among our stakeholders,” adding the company didn’t want to be embroiled in the environmental campaign. The world’s largest toy maker “should never...
  • Desperate Wildlife Extinction Claims are Part of the Warming Hoax

    10/08/2014 4:53:05 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/08/14 | Alan Caruba
    Global warming periods and abundant carbon dioxide have never been causes of mass extinctions. One thing that those of us who have been longtime observers and debunkers of the lies surrounding global warming and/or climate change have noticed is that the “Warmists” have gotten increasingly desperate after more than eighteen years in which there has been no warming. As what they call “a pause” continues, they are coming up with some of the most absurd “research” to make their case. When you consider that not one single computer model produced by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or any...
  • Researchers: Ice still thinning in Arctic; record ice in Antarctic

    10/07/2014 8:01:08 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 39 replies
    The final results are in, and the Arctic ice cover reached its sixth-lowest extent this year in the era of satellite recordkeeping, dating to 1979, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. While 2014 nudged last year to No. 7 on the list, the overall seasonal loss between the high and low points – March 21 and Sept. 17 – was the least since 2006, the center said. The total areal coverage, 1.94 million square miles, was significantly higher than the 2012 nadir – 1.32 million square miles – but the center said that overall ice is vanishing...
  • Deep Ocean Water Temperature did not Rise in Past Decade, says NASA

    10/07/2014 7:45:18 PM PDT · by dayglored · 24 replies
    Main News ^ | Oct 7, 2014 | Felix Balthasar
    A new research has revealed that the deep ocean water temperature has not changed in the past decade. This study is based on the analysis of satellite data whereby the deep water temperature was measured by researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The data analysis largely showed that deep ocean water was immune to global warming. Global warming has largely affected the temperature of upper Earth in a manner that it is leading to rise in global temperature, but surprisingly the temperature of deep ocean water was found to be unchanged since 2005.
  • Earth's Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed, NASA Study Finds

    10/06/2014 11:42:15 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 23 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 06 October 2014
    The cold waters of Earth's deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, according to a new NASA study, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years.
  • How to solve global warming in 2 easy steps: It starts with a skyscraper full of vegetables

    10/05/2014 9:50:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Week ^ | October 3, 2014 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Most clear-thinking people can see by now that there isn't going to be a functioning global carbon emissions abatement scheme in the foreseeable future. Whether or not that's a good thing (and I think it is) is a separate question. Because regardless, we should look at the world as it is. Now of course, excessive carbon emissions into the atmosphere remain a serious concern and a real problem. So what can we do to solve it? First, let's look at the main sources of carbon emissions. The two big ones are energy production and agriculture, which is set to explode...
  • Cold Temps Set Record as Snow Arrives in Chicago (IE.Climate change happens)

    10/05/2014 11:56:14 AM PDT · by jerod · 24 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 • Updated at 11:38 AM CDT | NBC Chicago
    The earliest snow spotting in Chicago is Sept. 25, which occurred in 1928 and again in 1944, according to the National Weather Service. Saturday’s snowflakes mark the third earliest snow sighting since the city began recording.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (10/4)

    10/04/2014 11:08:30 AM PDT · by Excellence · 27 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | October 4, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    1-5,6-10 day forecasts, winter. Why the cold will be centered farther east than NWS is predicting.
  • Happy Anniversary: 1 October Marks 18 Years Without Global Warming Trend

    10/04/2014 6:16:09 AM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 18 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | october 1, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    The Earth’s temperature has “plateaued” and there has been no global warming for at least the last 18 years, says Dr. John Christy, professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center (ESSC) at the University of Alabama/Huntsville. “That’s basically a fact. There’s not much to comment on,”
  • Koch v. Kennedy: Philanthropist Versus Narcissist

    10/03/2014 9:04:00 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 7 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 3, 2014 | Larry Kudlow
    A couple of weeks ago at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, several hundred people went to their feet to applaud a speech delivered by David H. Koch. The occasion was the opening of the Met’s new facade on Fifth Avenue. ... Mr. Koch contributed the entire $65 million cost of the project, which took years to complete. The Left demonizes David Koch and his brother Charles for their free-market views, their political donations, and the fact that they run a substantial energy company. Harry Reid has made a new career of it, calling them “un-American.” But on the platform...
  • How Climate Change Helped ISIS

    10/03/2014 8:47:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    As the Obama administration undertakes a highly public, multilateral campaign to degrade and destroy the militant jihadists known as ISIS, ISIL and the Islamic State, many in the West remain unaware that climate played a significant role in the rise of Syria's extremists. The Huffington Post... Global Warming has now created ISIS.
  • Helping People in “Coal Country” as the Nation Divests from Carbon

    10/03/2014 6:56:47 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    NPQ ^ | 10-3-2014 | RICK COHEN
    In the wake of increasingly successful divestment actions aimed at carbon-producing industries, coal has turned into the new tobacco. While even natural gas mining has its vocal supporters despite the dangers of fracking, the supporters of coal are shrinking as the “clean coal” touted by candidates of both political parties looks more and more like an oxymoron. But what about the people who live in coal country? What is happening to them as the institutional investors withdraw their assets from the companies topping the Carbon 200 list? As institutional investors including foundations pull their assets out of coal, are foundations...
  • An Already Lost Battle Against Climate Change?

    10/03/2014 5:22:07 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/3/2014 | John Merline
    A review of recent research indicates that, no matter how many costly regulations the U.S. imposes or how dire the warnings, the battle appears to be already lost. The reason is fairly simple.
  • Another story about global warming causing volcanoes…

    10/02/2014 2:08:23 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    Anthony Watts / 9 hours ago October 2, 2014 From the National Post Is it volcano season? From Japan to Iceland, scientists probe the reasons why there are so many eruptions latelyEruptions caused by climate changeIn recent decades, it has become apparent that the consequences of planetary ice loss might not end with rising sea levels. Evidence has been building that in the past, periods of severe loss of glaciers were followed by a significant spike in volcanic activity.Around 19,000 years ago, glaciation was at a peak. Much of Europe and North America was under ice. Then the climate...
  • New York Magazine: How to Psychologically Fool Conservatives Into Accepting Global Warming

    10/02/2014 8:01:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 2, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    New York magazine poses the problem of how to fool conservatives into buying the global warming beliefs. The answer provided by writer Jesse Singal is to psychologically manipulate them via long term "framing interventions." If you think the tone of the article is dripping with condescension toward the "conservative yahoos" you would be right. One failed attempt at such obvious manipulation is to call it "climate change" instead of global warming since there has been no global warming for about the past 14 years. Of course, Singal himself has proved that he is not up to psychological manipulation speed since...
  • 35,000 walruses mass on Alaska beach 'due to climate change'

    10/02/2014 5:19:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    AFP ^ | October 1, 2014
    At least 35,000 walruses have beached themselves on a remote Alaskan coastline in a phenomenon blamed on the melting of arctic ice due to climate change, experts said Wednesday. Initially there had been only 1,500 of the tusked pinnipeds counted on one beach, but in recent days that number has exploded. "Our best estimate is almost a 24-fold increase," said Megan Ferguson of the Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals.
  • Psychologists Are Learning How to Convince Conservatives to Take Climate Change Seriously

    10/01/2014 2:54:52 PM PDT · by oblomov · 139 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 1 October 2014 | Jesse Singal
    Last week’s People's Climate March drew 400,000 people onto the streets of Manhattan and a great deal of international attention to a subject of dire urgency. But some were skeptical about the event’s overall significance. “The march slogan was, ‘to change everything, we need everyone,’ which is telling, because it won’t change everything, because it didn’t include everyone,” wrote David Roberts of Grist. “Specifically, it won’t change American politics because it didn’t include conservatives.” True enough. If there weren’t such a stark divide between American conservatives and almost everyone else on the question of the existence and importance of climate...
  • NY Professor: Global Warming Created ISIS

    10/01/2014 1:07:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/01/2014 | Michael Schaus
    Your SUV is apparently responsible for all those beheadings in the Middle East. That’s right: ISIS is nothing more than a product of global warming, according to some non-scientist from John Jay College in New York. I know I was surprised to learn that 1.4 degrees of warming (over the last century) was enough to push the cradle of civilization into mass chaos. (Because, as we all know, it has always been such a peaceful corner of the world up until recently.)According to Charles Strozier, Professor of History and the founding Director of the John Jay College Center on Terrorism, your...
  • Socialist President of Bankrupt France Pledges $1 Bil for Global Warming

    10/01/2014 8:05:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/01/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Someone obviously read Obama’s handbook on governing. Crisis-hit France is “sick”, the country’s new economy minister said.“France is sick. It’s not well. We have to describe the situation as it is,” Emmanuel Macron told French radio.Added to its economic woes, the country is weighed down by a political crisis that has seen President Francois Hollande plumb record lows in opinion polls and a shock cabinet reshuffle in August to purge dissenters.The government’s unpopularity “is due to a lack of results”, said Macron. But President Hollande, the garden gnome of European politics, has the cure. More Global Warming ecoscam spending. French...
  • Five Forces that Will Shape the 21st Century

    09/30/2014 1:58:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Peter Morici
    resident Obama recently proclaimed climate change, more than any issue, will define the contours of the 21st Century. Powerful men searching for legacy often evoke grand challenges and personal solutions, but climate change is only one of several forces that will make civilization different 100 years from now. 1. Challenges to Democracy In the 19th and 20th Centuries, democracies embracing free markets outperformed more autocratic and collectivist societies. However, over the last 60 years, majority rule in the West has fashioned government policies that redistribute income indiscriminately, displace investments in infrastructure and technology, and slow growth. China—albeit with shortcomings—has created...
  • Professor Blames Climate Change for the Rise of ISIS

    09/30/2014 10:23:20 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 37 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 09/30/2014 | Maggie Lit and Caleb Bonham
    A professor is blaming climate change and overpopulation for the creation of the terrorist group ISIS. Charles Strozier, Professor of History and the founding Director of the John Jay College Center on Terrorism and Kelly Berkell, research assistant at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, wrote a blog piece in the Huffington Post called “ How Climate Change Helped ISIS,” where they argue that a four-year drought in Syria, from 2006 through 2010, “devastated the livelihoods of 800,000 farmers and herders; and knocked two to three million people into extreme poverty.” "If more Americans knew how glacial melt contributes...
  • The New Climate Deniers: America’s Radical, Underground Climate Change Countermovement

    09/30/2014 9:57:31 AM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 33 replies
    UK Progressive ^ | September 28, 2014 | Robert Hunziker
    Nowadays, the Kochs, with their billionaire accomplices, secretly donate funds to their countermovement lackeys whilst operating in the shadows, like Al-Qaeda, operating out of caves, and, similar to how the Weathermen operated, aka: the Weather Underground Organization, circa 1970s, whose goal was overthrow of the U.S. government. In point of fact, they may eventually be classified as white-collar terrorists, but they have every appearance of honest, upstanding citizenship. On any given Sunday, you’d probably exchange a smile with them at church without suspecting in the least that you are acknowledging a terrorist.
  • Earth-friendly energy is anything but

    09/30/2014 5:57:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 29, 2014 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK — Environmentalists worship solar energy and wind power as Earth-friendly answers to their ecological prayers. Tortoises, bats, butterflies, and bald eagles beg to differ.Perhaps because solar panels and industrial wind farms lack emissions, they seem “clean.” Despite their pristine appearance, however, these “green” electricity sources hammer Mother Nature — often fatally. Consider the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California’s Mojave Desert. As Carolyn Lochhead wrote in September 7’s San Francisco Chronicle, Ivanpah occupies 3,500 previously untouched federal acres. It features 300,000 mirrors that focus sunlight on three 40-story towers of power. Inside, 900-degree temperatures yield steam, propel...