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  • Despite Freezing Temperatures Undocumented Activists Demand NY Dream Act in 2014

    01/09/2014 4:29:03 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    nysylc.org ^ | January 9, 2014 | Admin
    Once again New York Governor Andrew Cuomo leaves undocumented youth our of his 2014 plans. During the State of the State, there was no mention of the New York Dream Act. A bill that would provide state aid to students in NY regardless of their immigration status. This bill was first introduced in 2011. Three years later and the Governor still hasn’t put any effort into making it a reality. New Mayor Bill De Blasio plans to push for the New York Dream Act alongside the the New York State Assembly [x]. But is the NY Dream Act in the...
  • Global warming is causing apples to lose crunch: study

    08/15/2013 10:56:49 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 35 replies
    Food Magazine ^ | 16 August, 2013 | Aoife Boothroyd
    A recent study has found that global warming is causing apples to lose some of their crunch. The study which was published on Scientific Reports, analysed data gathered from 1970 to 2010 at two orchards in Japan and ...
  • Experts: CO2 record illustrates 'scary' trend

    AP article. Whenever I post anything from the AP, it disappears. But the article is lamenting the incredible rise in carbon dioxide. Thoughts?
  • Climate Alarmism Takes Off in a New Direction

    06/08/2010 11:26:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 48+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 09, 2010 | F. Swemson
    NASA has just voiced its concern over the threat that our modern technological society is now facing from "solar storms." Now it's true of course, that our society has become quite dependent on new technology, such as satellite communications and GPS mapping, that is vulnerable to the effects of major solar storms, but NASA seems to be a bit too worried about how big the threat really is. Fortunately for us, legitimate climate scientists believe the next solar "maximum," which is due in four to five years, is not expected to be anything unusual. In any event, while major solar...
  • Are You Ready For Global Cooling?

    05/21/2010 5:37:27 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies · 1,243+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 21, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily Staff
    Climate Science: Noted scientists at a Chicago climate conference declare that global warming is not only dead, but that the planet faces a big chill for decades to come. What about those frozen wind turbines? It's not exactly Copenhagen or Kyoto, but the 700 scientists attending the fourth International Conference on Climate Change, sponsored by the Heartland Institute, had some chilling news of their own in the most liberal sense. "Global warming is over — at least for a few decades," Don Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University, told the gathering. "However, the bad news is that...
  • Congress spends $1.1 million on Copenhagen climate junket

    01/26/2010 4:20:54 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies · 356+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Jan. 25, 2010 | Staff
    ...For food and rooms for their two night stay the 15 Democrat and six Republican Congressman spent $4,406.00 each at the five star Marriott in Copenhagen. In all, more than $400,000 was spent on hotels, meeting rooms and hospitality suites. Similarly, getting to the summit 4,000 miles away wasn’t cheap either. Three U.S. military jets were commandeered for the trip at a cost of $168,351. Remember we said there were a lot of staff and spouses on the tree and 59 of them flew commercial at a cost over $400,000. Add all that together and the total cost for the...
  • Top ten: Things that have gotten old at FR [Vanity]

    01/18/2010 10:04:56 PM PST · by delacoert · 402 replies · 8,549+ views
    January 18, 2010 | delacoert
     10. Blog hawking (I know, I know, we're supposed to be nice.)  9. Run-on, single-paragraph posts 8. Pings to Jim Robinson with kiss ass complements 7. Posting "hugh and series", "stuned beeber" or "Bush's fault" 6. A post asking a noOb if they are sure they're logged in 5. Passive-aggressive keyword epithet war 4. Satire posts that fool you (the rest are hilarious) 3. Viking Kitties (just kidding... love ya'... really...  who'd poke fun at you...  rah roh.) 2. Vanities 1. ...
  • Gore's Profits Of Doom

    11/03/2009 5:59:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 1,176+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: The oracle of climate disaster has a new book out on global warming that should be on the fiction list. He asks us to commit economic suicide while he rakes in millions from his green investments. 'Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis," Al Gore's sequel to his 2006 tome "An Inconvenient Truth," came out Tuesday. Printed on recycled paper using low-VOC (volatile organic compound) ink, it will undoubtedly be a best-seller and on the desk of every attendee at next month's climate change conference in Copenhagen. In a press release announcing the book, the Oscar-...
  • Three Decades Of Global Cooling

    10/12/2009 8:33:35 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies · 1,783+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 12, 2009 | IBD staff
    Climate Change: As a Colorado Rockies playoff game is snowed out, scientists report that Arctic sea ice is thickening and Antarctic snow melt is the lowest in three decades. Whatever happened to global warming? Al Gore wasn't there to throw out the first snowball, er, baseball, so he might not have noticed that Saturday's playoff game between the Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies was snowed out — in early October. The field should have been snow-free just as the North Pole was to be ice-free this year. It seems that ice at both poles hasn't been paying attention to...
  • Foolishly Choosing Bears Over Barrels

    10/26/2009 5:25:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 826+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 26, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Ecology: The administration creates the mother of all protected habitats for a species whose numbers have increased since Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." It's our hopes for energy independence that are drowning. When filmmaker Phelim McAleer, whose documentary "Not Evil Just Wrong" takes apart the myths of global warming, got to ask Gore a question at the annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists, McAleer brought up the nine critical errors in Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth." A British court two years ago listed them and said they must be righted before the film could be shown in schools...
  • Carbon Pawprints (Save The Earth -Eat Your Pet)

    10/23/2009 4:42:51 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 48 replies · 2,753+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Ocyober 23, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Environmentalism: As polls show belief in global warming is dropping, a new study suggests that dogs and cats, like people, are a plague upon the earth. They say people should have edible pets. Here, kitty, kitty. A new Pew Research Center study conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 4 says the number of Americans who think there's solid evidence the average temperature on earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades has plummeted from 71% in April 2008 to 57% today. Over the same period, there's been a comparable decline in the proportion of Americans who say global temperatures are rising...
  • (RINO) Graham Joins Kerry On Cap-And-Trade

    10/19/2009 6:59:45 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 47 replies · 3,119+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 19, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Politics: Move over, John McCain and Olympia Snowe. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is fast becoming the Democrats' favorite Republican as he partners with John Kerry to push cap-and-trade through the Senate. Earlier this year, eight Republican congressmen made it possible for Waxman-Markey, the 1,400-page job- and economy-killing cap-and-trade legislation, to barely pass the House of Representatives. At the time it seemed dead on arrival in the Senate if it was brought up there this year. Once again, as with their medical plan, the Democrats seek to better the odds by putting a GOP hood ornament on a Democratic clunker....
  • Al Gore dodges question about inaccuracies in An Inconvenient Truth

    10/12/2009 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 63 replies · 4,464+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | 10/12/2009 | Michael Krebs
    At a conference for environmental journalists in Wisconsin, Al Gore dodged questions on the many identified errors in his global warming movie, An Inconvenient Truth. "We're very close to that political tipping point," Gore said. "Never before in human history has a single generation been asked to make such difficult and consequential decisions." While the audience of environmental journalists were largely in agreement with Mr. Gore's presentation and his positions, one Irish journalist and filmmaker asked Gore about the many scientific errors that were found in Gore's global warming movie, An Inconvenient Truth. "A judge in the British High Court,...
  • The Global Boogie Man

    01/29/2009 8:04:56 PM PST · by Delacon · 18 replies · 598+ views
    Eurweb ^ | January 29, 2009 | JOSEPH C. PHILLIPS
    Congressman for life Henry Waxman (D-CA) chairman of the house committee on Energy and Commerce has promised that he will move quickly and decisively to move climate legislation out of his committee before memorial day.       The Associated Press quotes Waxman as saying, "Our environment and our economy depend on congressional action to confront the threat of climate change and secure our energy independence." Waxman continued, "U.S. industries want to invest in a clean energy future, but uncertainties about whether, when and how greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced is deterring these vital investments."       Waxman envisions that industries are...
  • Researchers Warn of Nitrogen Hazard to Environment

    05/16/2008 11:44:36 AM PDT · by anymouse · 35 replies · 105+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2008
    While carbon dioxide has been getting lots of publicity in climate change, reactive forms of nitrogen are also building up in the environment, scientists warn. "The public does not yet know much about nitrogen, but in many ways it is as big an issue as carbon, and due to the interactions of nitrogen and carbon, makes the challenge of providing food and energy to the world's peoples without harming the global environment a tremendous challenge," University of Virginia environmental sciences professor James Galloway said in a statement. "We are accumulating reactive nitrogen in the environment at alarming rates, and this...
  • How the world was misled about global warming and now climate change

    04/21/2008 8:55:33 AM PDT · by pissant · 248 replies · 147+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/21/08 | Tim Ball
    Once you realize humans are not causing global warming and/or climate change, then you need an explanation for how and why so many people appear to think they are. In two previous articles (Environmental Extremism and Historical and philosophical context of the climate change debate.) we examined the philosophical and historical context of climate change and specifically the focus on humans as the cause. We explained the philosophical concept of uniformitarianism that dominates western science; the incorrect idea that change is gradual over long periods of time. We looked at how the scientific method of testing the theory that human...
  • U.S. drags its feet in phasing out banned pesticide

    11/29/2005 12:13:05 AM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 618+ views
    The Seattle Times & AP ^ | November 28, 2005 | Rita Beamish
    Associated Press WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Shoppers browse store displays brimming with succulent tomatoes and plump strawberries, hoping to enjoy one last round of fresh fruit before the Western growing season ends. There is no hint of a dark side to the blaze of red. But strawberries are a painful subject for Guillermo Ruiz. The farmworker believes his headaches, confusion and vision trouble stem from a decade of working in the fields with methyl bromide, a pesticide that protects the berries with stunning efficiency. Cheri Alderman, a teacher whose classroom borders a farm, fears her students could inhale a dangerous whiff...
  • The Real Inconvenient Truth

    01/27/2008 5:30:01 PM PST · by AwesomePossum · 36 replies · 1,511+ views
    RangeMagazine.com ^ | Winter 2008 | Michael S. Coffman, Ph.D.
    The cover of the Aug.13, 2007, issue of Newsweek sports a very active sun with the title "Global Warming is a Hoax." But the cover story is not about how the man-caused global warming hysteria is a hoax. Oh, no, it is just the opposite. It is a diatribe about how those who are skeptical about man's influence on climate are denying the truth and are undermining true science.
  • Liberal Europeans Demand Right to Vote in U.S. Elections

    01/04/2008 2:06:34 AM PST · by 1Peter2:16 · 73 replies · 422+ views
    From the desk of The Brussels Journal on Thu, 2008-01-03 11:45 A quote from the editorial in the Brussels newspaper De Standaard, 3 January 2008 American presidential elections are not “home affairs.” American decisions have repercussions all over the globe. The American mortgage crisis affects banks in Europe. The insatiable American demand for oil makes the Arabian sheiks rich. The American refusal to care for the environment causes the North Pole ice to melt and coastal areas in Asia to flood. A weakened dollar and an immense budget deficit affect the global economy. Hence, the world should be given the...
  • Noah's Ark Flood Spurred European Farming

    11/18/2007 8:58:45 AM PST · by anymouse · 63 replies · 152+ views
    Reuters) ^ | Nov 17, 2007 | Maggie Fox and Catherine Evans
    An ancient flood some say could be the origin of the story of Noah's Ark may have helped the spread of agriculture in Europe 8,300 years ago by scattering the continent's earliest farmers, researchers said on Sunday. Using radiocarbon dating and archaeological evidence, a British team showed the collapse of the North American ice sheet, which raised global sea levels by as much as 1.4 meters, displaced tens of thousands of people in southeastern Europe who carried farming skills to their new homes. The researchers said in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews their study provides direct evidence linking the flood...
  • DMV Probe Keeps Bikers Off Road (Private Property Rights Under Assault!)

    06/23/2007 11:38:41 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies · 1,887+ views
    OCRegister.com ^ | Friday, June 22, 2007 | BRIAN JOSEPH
    DMV probe keeps bikers off road Orange County kit bike owners aren't sure when they'll be able to ride or sell hand-built vehicles. Friday, June 22, 2007 BRIAN JOSEPH SACRAMENTO -- Dain Gingerelli says he locked up a sure sale of his motorcycle in April – about $10,000 for a kit bike he built himself. But two months later, the bike is gathering dust in his garage and the cash is in someone else's pocket. What happened? The state Department of Motor Vehicles, Gingerelli said, blocked the sale. It turns out Gingerelli used a kit made by Custom Chrome Inc....
  • Ex-generals: Global warming threatens U.S. security

    04/15/2007 6:00:56 PM PDT · by RDTF · 77 replies · 1,904+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | April 15, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming poses a "serious threat to America's national security" and the U.S. likely will be dragged into fights over water and other shortages, top retired military leaders warn in a new report. The report says that in the next 30 to 40 years there will be wars over water, increased hunger instability from worsening disease and rising sea levels and global warming-induced refugees. "The chaos that results can be an incubator of civil strife, genocide and the growth of terrorism," the 35-page report predicts. "Climate change exacerbates already unstable situations," former U.S. Army chief of staff...
  • AlGore: It's morality, stupid.

    02/26/2007 9:56:08 PM PST · by grandpa jones · 10 replies · 428+ views
    nuke's news and views ^ | 2/26/07 | nuke gingrich
    Last night’s coronation of The Goracle was truly wonderful theater. It had everything: glitz, glamor, beautiful people, song and dance, and the man of the hour, The Goracle, himself, making the claim that “This [global warming] isn’t a political issue, it’s a Moral Issue.” To many people, this entire issue appears to be nothing but a political power grab. So, for Gore to try and re-frame global warming as a “moral issue” is interesting. These neo-moralists™ are the very same people who claim that Christians are trying to force morality down their throats to establish a THEOCRACY. Yet, here they...
  • 'Food insecurity' rampant in West Bank, Gaza [Boo Freakin Hoo]

    02/22/2007 3:46:12 AM PST · by Alouette · 30 replies · 595+ views
    YNet ^ | Feb. 22, 2007
    The Independent quotes UN report as saying that some action taken by Palestinian families to continue to feed themselves amid economic siege on Hamas-led government- including sale of land, jewelry and other assets - will have an ‘irreversible impact on livelihoods’ Ynetnews Published: 02.22.07, 10:02 / Israel News Around 46 percent of Gaza and West Bank households are "food insecure" or in danger of becoming so, The Independent quoted a UN report as saying. According to The Independent, the unpublished draft report on the impact of the global boycott of the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority says the problem "is primarily a...
  • Global Hot Air: Part II (Thomas Sowell)

    02/13/2007 10:15:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1,173+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | February 14, 2007 | Thomas Sowell
    Propaganda campaigns often acquire a life of their own. Politicians who have hitched their wagons to the star of "global warming" cannot admit any doubts on their part, or permit any doubts by others from becoming part of a public debate. Neither can environmental crusaders, whose whole sense of themselves as saviors of the planet is at stake, as they try to stamp out any views to the contrary. A recent and revealing example of the ruthless attempts to silence anyone who dares question the global warming crusade began with a "news" story in the British newspaper "The Guardian." It...
  • The Church of Climate Panic

    02/09/2007 10:00:53 AM PST · by Caleb1411 · 16 replies · 844+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Feb. 9, 2007 | Rich Lowry
    Sophisticated people in Western societies don't stand in public and shout, "The end is near!" the way a nutty preacher does. They don't cut their scalps the way Shia Muslims do in a rite of self-flagellation to mark the Day of Ashura. They do none of these things, because they have the issue of global warming instead. The planet is indeed getting warmer (by about .7 degrees Celsius during the 20th century), and carbon emissions are contributing to it. This is a problem that deserves study and debate about what realistically can be done about it. But it doesn't justify...
  • Embedded Systems Conference Special Events -- Keynote Speaker: Al Gore

    02/05/2007 1:26:39 PM PST · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 31 replies · 775+ views
    Embedded Systems Conference, San Jose ^ | February 1, 2007 | unknown
    Embedded Conference Special Events Keynote Speaker: Al Gore THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF TECHNOLOGY Tuesday, April 3 . 11:00AM - 12:00pm Consistently an active leader in technology, Vice President Gore discusses technological advancement and the potential of user involvement. He identifies key opportunities and challenges, charting a new digital society. Al Gore was inaugurated as the 45th Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1993. He is an active leader in technology and telecommunications and is keenly focused on global warming. His pioneering efforts to protect the earth's ozone layer and to clean up toxic-waste dumps were outlined in his...
  • France Tells U.S. to Sign Climate Pacts or Face Tax

    02/01/2007 7:38:21 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 298 replies · 13,074+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/1/07 | Katrin Bennhold
    PARIS, Jan. 31 — President Jacques Chirac has demanded that the United States sign both the Kyoto climate protocol and a future agreement that will take effect when the Kyoto accord runs out in 2012. He said that he welcomed last week’s State of the Union address in which President Bush described climate change as a “serious challenge” and acknowledged that a growing number of American politicians now favor emissions cuts. But he warned that if the United States did not sign the agreements, a carbon tax across Europe on imports from nations that have not signed the Kyoto treaty...
  • Muslims' anger as London Olympics clash with Ramadan

    10/14/2006 3:41:13 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 172 replies · 3,075+ views
    The 2012 London Olympics have been plunged into controversy by the discovery that the Games will clash with Ramadan, the most holy month in the Islamic calendar. The clash will put Muslim athletes at a disadvantage as they will be expected to fast from sunrise to sunset for the entire duration of the Games. In 2012, Ramadan will take place from July 21 to August 20, while the Olympics run from July 27 to August 12. An anticipated 3,000 Muslim competitors are expected to be affected. About a quarter of the 11,099 athletes who took part in the 2004 Athens...
  • Increasingly, Bush escapes the media pack

    08/12/2006 10:59:32 AM PDT · by Mo1 · 59 replies · 1,501+ views
    msnbc - washington post ^ | Aug 12, 2006 | Peter Baker
    GREEN BAY, Wis. - On one of the scariest days yet in the five-year battle with terrorists, President Bush prepared to make a speech to reassure the American people. But the White House press corps was 1,000 miles away in Texas. Bush had left his ranch vacation and jetted north for a scheduled closed-door fundraiser. No press plane accompanied him. And so when news broke that Britain had broken up a major terrorist plot, the only ones there to convey the president's reaction were a handful of local reporters and a few pool journalists who ride in the back of...
  • Freep a poll! (Current heat wave related to global warming?)

    08/02/2006 12:45:07 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies · 755+ views
    herald-mail.com ^ | 8-2-06 | Herald-Mail.
    Do you think the heat wave is related to global warming? Yes No Duh, it's summer I don't know Global warming is a myth
  • Britain 'helped CIA kidnappers'

    06/07/2006 11:09:19 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 13 replies · 511+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | June 8, 2006 | David Rennie
    Britain was named yesterday as one of 14 European nations that allegedly helped the Central Intelligence Agency abduct and secretly transport terrorist suspects to countries where they faced torture.The accusations came in a report by a former Swiss prosecutor for the Council of Europe, which monitors human rights in 46 European nations. Tony Blair denied the collusion allegations and said the report, by the Swiss senator Dick Marty, contained no fresh evidence. Mr Blair told MPs during Prime Minister's Questions: "I have to say the Council of Europe report has absolutely nothing new in it." In Washington, a spokesman for...
  • Caption Pic of Al Gore, and Inconvenient Truth

    05/18/2006 8:52:25 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 91 replies · 2,090+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 18, 2006
    Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper attend the East Coast premiere of the movie 'An Inconvenient Truth' in Washington May 17, 2006. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
  • John Kerry: NYC Gone by 2036 (Boston and New York Are Being Destroyed by Bush!)

    03/17/2006 10:34:52 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 163 replies · 3,458+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/17/06
    Failed presidential candidate John Kerry offered a startling prediction Friday morning: If the U.S. doesn't change its global warming ways, New York City and Boston will be destroyed by flooding by 2036. "I can say to an absolute certainty," Kerry told radio host Don Imus, "that if things stay exactly as they are today absent some unpredictable change in what's going on, within the next 30 years the Arctic ice sheet is gone. "Not maybe, not if - the Arctic ice sheet is gone," the Massachusetts Democrat insisted, before offering his hair-raising prediction. "Already you have the Greenland ice sheet...
  • The End of the World Is Near Bill Clinton Says So

    02/04/2006 2:47:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1,987+ views
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | February 3, 2006 | CFIF
    In our urgency to deal with really urgent stuff over the past few weeks, we have been piling up news articles regarding what some regard as a universal urgency. That would be global warming or Global Warming or GLOBAL WARMING, depending on one's perspective, provided that one has a perspective. Bill Clinton, speaking last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that mother of all junkets for rich folks who take themselves very seriously, said that GLOBAL WARMING bothered him a bunch. "It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of...
  • Engineers Without Borders-USA 2006 EWB-USA International Conference (Houston, TX)

    01/29/2006 10:32:09 PM PST · by anymouse · 4 replies · 297+ views
    Building, Teaching, Learning - One Community at a Time February 16-18, 2006 Rice University, Houston, Texas How can you “be the change” you want to see in the world? Make a difference - help improve the lives of a local community. You will have the opportunity to develop sustainable leadership skills foster relationships with engineering students and professionals, while discovering innovative technical solutions to infrastructure issues in developing countries. Learn how to be an effective agent for change. The Conference is bringing expertise from around the world to open your eyes to new challenges and ideas. Awards will be made...
  • Global warming will Force Santa Into Waterwings: WWF (Shameless Eviro-weenies Alert)

    12/15/2005 8:17:06 PM PST · by anymouse · 10 replies · 344+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 15, 2005
    Santa Claus may have to swap his sleigh for waterwings sooner than expected as global warming melts his Arctic home, environmental group WWF said on Friday. A new study for the organization formerly known as the Worldwide Fund for Nature predicts that the earth could warm by two degrees centigrade above pre-industrial levels as early as 2026 -- and by triple that amount in the Arctic. "This ... could result in Santa's home changing forever," said the report by Mark New of Oxford University. And Rudolph and his fellow reindeer are not the only creatures under threat -- polar bears,...
  • World Temperatures Keep Rising With a Hot 2005 (We're All Gonna Die!!!!!!)

    10/13/2005 12:39:31 PM PDT · by proud_yank · 57 replies · 920+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 13, 2005 | Juliet Eilperin
    New international climate data show that 2005 is on track to be the hottest year on record, continuing a 25-year trend of rising global temperatures. Climatologists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies calculated the record-breaking global average temperature, which now surpasses 1998's record by a tenth of a degree Fahrenheit, from readings taken at 7,200 weather stations scattered around the world. The new analysis comes as government and independent scientists are reporting other dramatic signs of global warming, such as the record shrinkage of the Arctic sea ice cover and unprecedented high ocean temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico....
  • US faces prison ship allegations

    06/28/2005 1:02:59 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies · 1,937+ views
    US faces prison ship allegations The United Nations says it has learned of serious allegations that the US is secretly detaining terrorism suspects, notably on American military ships. The special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak said the accusations were rumours at this stage, but urged the US to co-operate in an investigation. He said the UN wants lists of the places of detention and those held. The comments come five days after the UN accused the US of stalling on their requests to visit Guantanamo Bay. Investigators have been asking to visit the jail in Cuba to carry out checks...
  • Expert Finds Dandruff in Air Pollutants

    03/31/2005 1:35:43 PM PST · by anymouse · 7 replies · 879+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/31/05 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    A researcher has discovered unexpectedly large amounts of dandruff and other flaking skin, fur, pollen and similar materials in air pollutants known as aerosols. Aerosols, tiny particles in the air, are widely studied because they are an important factor in regulating climate, variously absorbing heat to warm the air and reflecting sunlight to cool it. They are also important in forming rain and snow. But the amount of cellular material — bacteria, plant fragments, spores, fungi and so forth — had been thought to be only a small proportion compared with mineral dusts, clay and sea salt. Now, Ruprecht Jaenicke...
  • Fireworks in Washington, despair around the world(waaaa alert)

    01/20/2005 7:02:37 PM PST · by Pikamax · 37 replies · 804+ views
    Guardian ^ | 01/21/05 | Robin Cook
    Fireworks in Washington, despair around the world The Bush administration is in denial about its disastrous failure in Iraq Robin Cook Friday January 21, 2005 The Guardian Inauguration does not do justice to the exuberant celebrations of this week. Coronation would come closer. Washington ended yesterday with nine official balls. The night before George Bush gave a new spin to the phrase moveable feast by fitting in three separate banquets. He then expended as much ordnance in peppering the sky over the Capitol with fireworks as would get his occupation forces in Iraq through a whole 24 hours. The contrasts...
  • Julia Roberts Has a Better Chance of Winning This War (A Brit military historian opines)

    01/19/2005 4:04:47 PM PST · by quidnunc · 27 replies · 999+ views
    The Guardian ^ | January 19, 2005 | Max Hastings
    Iraq will surrender its soul to America only when the US army has left There is growing dissension and dismay in the US armed forces about their prospects of victory in Iraq. The yellow ribbons, lapel pins and yard signs expressing solidarity with the nation's soldiers are still conspicuous around army bases across America. But commanders and soldiers alike are conducting an increasingly anguished debate. There are four reasons for this. First, many service people are shocked by the incontrovertible evidence that the justifications offered by the Bush administration for invading Iraq — WMD and a link with international terrorism...
  • Antarctic Ozone Hole Smaller This Year - Scientists

    10/02/2004 8:57:20 PM PDT · by anymouse · 15 replies · 577+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 1, 2004
    A gaping hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica appears to have shrunk by about 20 percent from last year's record-breaking size, New Zealand scientists said on Friday. The National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) said its measurements backed up NASA satellite data showing the hole peaked at about 9 million sq miles compared with 11 million sq miles in 2003. The ozone layer sits about 9-19 miles above the earth, filtering harmful ultraviolet rays that can cause skin cancer. Industrial chemicals containing chlorine and bromine used in refrigerators and aerosols have been blamed for thinning the layer...
  • Scientists Discover Undersea Volcano Off Antarctica

    05/27/2004 9:57:37 PM PDT · by StopGlobalWhining · 6 replies · 632+ views
    National Science Foundation ^ | May 20, 2004 | Peter West
    Scientists Discover Undersea Volcano Off Antarctica http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/newsroom/images/news_images/volcano_still_th.jpg   An artist's depiction of the track of the camera array as it is towed over the volcanic cone. Credit: Trent Schindler / National Science FoundationSelect image for larger version(Size: 216KB)     The underwater video array is prepared for deployment. Credit: National Science Foundation / Hamilton CollegeSelect image for larger version(Size: 96KB)     The icy deck of the Laurence M. Gould. Credit: NSF / Hamilton CollegeSelect image for larger version(Size: 300KB)     Larger versions of all images from this document    Note About Images ARLINGTON, Va.-Scientists working in the stormy...
  • Blast-Frozen Nonsense

    05/10/2004 9:06:29 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 16 replies · 143+ views
    TNR Online ^ | 05.10.04 | by Gregg Easterbrook
    In 1993, CBS aired a miniseries of preposterous exaggeration about global warming, The Fire Next Time. A smart writer--okay, me--wrote of the show: The CBS miniseries depicted a man and boy attempting to travel the Mississippi River in an ecologically ruined United States of the year 2007, a world of searing warmth, sustained droughts, hyper-storms and dangerous exposure to bad dialogue. Conservative critics were aghast, saying the film indoctrinated audiences with greenhouse scenarios far worse than any projected by the most pessimistic computer model. My reaction was the opposite. By trivializing the greenhouse effect into a subject as ludicrous as...
  • Man changed climate for 8,000 years?

    12/10/2003 11:36:58 AM PST · by anymouse · 49 replies · 382+ views
    CNN/Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, December 10, 2003
    <p>Beginning 8,000 years ago, atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide began to rise as humans started clearing forests, planting crops and raising livestock, a scientist said Tuesday. Methane levels started increasing 3,000 years later.</p> <p>The combined increases of the two greenhouse gases implicated in global warming were slow but steady and staved off what should have been a period of significant natural cooling, said Bill Ruddiman, emeritus professor at the University of Virginia.</p>
  • No Doubts Global Warming Is Real, U.S. Experts Say (x42 Admin. leftovers Alert)

    12/04/2003 9:25:08 AM PST · by anymouse · 16 replies · 146+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Dec 3, 2003
    There can be no doubt that global warming is real and is being caused by people, two top U.S. government climate experts said. Industrial emissions are a leading cause, they say -- contradicting critics, already in the minority, who argue that climate change could be caused by mostly natural forces. "There is no doubt that the composition of the atmosphere is changing because of human activities, and today greenhouse gases are the largest human influence on global climate," wrote Thomas Karl, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center, and Kevin Trenberth, head of the Climate...
  • Britain bakes, Europe burns. Is this proof of global warming?

    08/05/2003 8:01:37 PM PDT · by StatesEnemy · 25 replies · 275+ views
    If it isn't proof of global warming at last, it certainly looks like it. As much of Europe burns like a furnace and rivers run dry across the continent, Britain is bracing itself for its own record temperature. Sometime tomorrow, in southern England or the Midlands, the mercury in the thermometer may pass 37.1C, which became the national record when registered in Cheltenham on 3 August 1990. That centigrade peak translates as 98.8 Fahrenheit, so the remarkable figure for Britain of 99 or even 100F- is on the cards. "We reckon there's a 20 per cent chance it will happen,...
  • New Guidelines Open U.S. Data To Challenge

    10/06/2002 3:28:38 PM PDT · by anymouse · 5 replies · 280+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 1, 2002 | Washington Post Staff Writer
    <p>Knowledge may be power in most places, but cold, hard data rule in Washington.</p> <p>In the arduous process of creating a federal regulation, the bricks and mortar are the data underlying the rule -- the scientific studies, the surveys, the risk assessments, morbidity estimates, the economic analysis. Regulators at federal agencies are the final arbiters in what goes into the mix and whether it's reliable. Challenges to their judgment usually end up in court years after the rule is conceived.</p>
  • Study: Emissions Changing Climate (Eco Barf Alert)

    09/27/2002 6:07:18 PM PDT · by anymouse · 4 replies · 263+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thu Sep 26, 5:47 PM ET | JOHN HEILPRIN
    Black carbon soot from coal burning, diesel engines, open fires and other sources is contributing to global warming ( news - web sites) and climate change in China and India, researchers report. A study appearing in Friday's issue of the Science magazine is based on computer modeling at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies by researchers Surabi Menon and James Hansen. "If our interpretation is correct, then reducing the amount of black carbon or soot may help diminish the intensity of floods in the south and droughts in the northern areas of China, in addition to having human health...