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  • MIDWEST BURIED (Record Snow)

    11/21/2015 9:22:22 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 95 replies
    http://www.drudgereport.com/ ^ | 11/21/2015 | DRUDGE
  • EU climate chief hails global progress on emissions

    10/13/2015 7:36:50 AM PDT · by moose07 · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 October 2015 | By Roger Harrabin
    Europe's climate change chief says he is astonished at the positive progress by governments towards a global deal on CO2. Miguel Arias Cañete said it was "quite astounding" that 149 nations have published their plans to curb carbon emissions. break He warned, though, that nations' pledges had not yet reached the level needed to prevent potentially dangerous warming. break. "We have countries which together produce nearly 90% of global emissions - {snip] - there were only 35 countries and they covered less than 14% of emissions. Break. "There is no complacency - but we if we had kept on going...
  • Here's what the US would look like if all the Earth's ice melted

    07/28/2015 3:51:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | unknown
    If all the Earth's land ice melted, sea levels would rise over 200 feet. So what would that mean for the United States' coastlines?
  • As ISIS Marches, Obama To Cite Global Warming As National Security Threat [at] CG Commencement

    05/20/2015 5:19:56 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/20/215 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it over the weekend, the Islamic State took over another Iraqi city. This time it was Ramadi, a city in which Americans died to capture in the first place years ago and comes after the fall of Mosul. The next major city on the conquer list for ISIS is Baghdad, not to mention the fact Christians have been essentially eliminated from the country. Despite these developments, the White House is calling its strategy against "jayvee" ISIS an overall "success" and touting minimal airstrikes in the region. video at link ... Meanwhile, President Obama is focused on...
  • House Dem: Global Warming Could Force Women to Trade Sex for Food

    03/26/2015 6:14:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/26/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A senior House Democrat has once again issued an apocalyptic warning that climate change will hit women harder than men, and that it could drive millions of poor women to engage in “transactional sex” in order to provide food and water for their families. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) proposed a resolution on Wednesday that said as the climate changes, it will cause food and water scarcity around the world. That will create pressures on poor women in particular, since they are often charged with growing food and collecting water for their families. As resources dwindle, it could force many women...
  • Democrats delighted by Ted Cruz’s statements on climate change

    03/23/2015 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies
    sfgate ^ | March 23, 2015 | By Carla Marinucci
    The war of words over climate change is getting blisteringly hot between Gov. Jerry Brown and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, with the Republican presidential candidate blithely dismissing the Democratic governor as one of those “global warming alarmists” who relies on ridicule and insult. A Brown campaign strategist shot back Monday that the “factually irrational” Cruz is apparently now determined to “stand out from a pack of troglodytes in the GOP race for the White House.” The public slap down — and the dis of Brown — came as Cruz formally announced his run for the White House at Liberty University...
  • Florida officials’ ‘ban’ of the term climate change is straight out of the Bush playbook

    03/10/2015 9:18:29 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2015 | Chris Mooney
    Everybody is jumping on a report out of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, which suggests — in, I think, a fairly well-documented fashion — that the administration of Florida Gov. Rick Scott had an aversion to the terms “climate change” and “global warming.” And it appears that the message about not using these words filtered down to state agency employees and officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.Scott himself has expressed skepticism about the science of climate change in the past, and more recently, retreated to the “I’m not a scientist” position of many GOP politicians.But for agency employees who study and try...
  • Did Ford just jump the shark?

    02/15/2015 8:30:24 PM PST · by MaxMax · 45 replies
    Email | 2/15/2015 | MaxMax
    So I opened the email and to my surprise up popped "SAVE THE ERF" from Ford. The narcissism of this junk science has reached it's peak "imo" in every aspect of our lives feeding us the propaganda of Big Government and Socialist agendas. Those people who are doing this have no clue how truly useless they've become when they take junk science like this and promote it thinking they're going to Save the Planet. What audacity and utter incompetence. Fellow humans must be in an out of control egotistical state to actually think that we can control this planet. Earthquakes,...
  • Report: Solar Energy Subsidies Cost $39 Billion Per Year

    02/13/2015 12:33:34 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2-12-2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Despite billions spent in investments over decades, solar energy will only make up 0.6 percent of total electricity generation in the United States, according to a report released by the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA). “In spite of government’s best efforts to encourage innovation by solar energy companies and encourage Americans to rely more heavily on solar electricity, solar power continues to be a losing proposition,” the report said. “American taxpayers spent an average of $39 billion a year over the past 5 years financing grants, subsidizing tax credits, guaranteeing loans, bailing out failed solar energy boondoggles and otherwise underwriting every idea...
  • The 1st case of massive global warming death recorded in the USA (Future History)

    01/06/2015 4:40:54 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 6 replies
    1/6/2015 | Mad Dawgg
    And on the 6th day of January 2015 the drastic consequences of man-made global warming descend upon the small town of Wellston Ohio (pop. 5600) like a blanket of white death. The town's stirring inhabitants mumble silent prayers to Saint ManBearPig (a.k.a. AlGore) to deliver them from the perils of Extreme Weather® as they wait for an announcement from the appropriate Government Agencies to tell them when it will be safe to go outside again. Sadly the records from the era tell us the County Government issued a Level One Snow Emergency and then forgot to lift the order...
  • Greenpeace apologises to people of Peru over Nazca lines stunt

    12/12/2014 11:20:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/12/14 | Dan Collyns
    Culture ministry says it will press charges against activists for damage to world heritage site as UN climate talks began in Lima Greenpeace has apologised to the people of Peru after the government accused the environmentalists of damaging ancient earth markings in the country’s coastal desert by leaving footprints in the ground during a publicity stunt meant to send a message to the UN climate talks delegates in Lima. A spokesman for Greenpeace said: “Without reservation Greenpeace apologises to the people of Peru for the offence caused by our recent activity laying a message of hope at the site of...
  • NOAA: Don't Blame Climate Change for Calif. Drought

    12/09/2014 12:28:22 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    Newser ^ | 12/8/14 | Rob Quinn
    LACK OF RAIN CAUSED BY NATURAL PATTERNS, REPORT SAYS (NEWSER) – Is humanity off the hook for California's record-breaking drought? A new federal report says the drought, "while extreme, is not an uncommon occurrence for the state," and is the result of natural weather patterns instead of man-made climate change, reports USA Today. NOAA researchers say a major cause of the drought has been a warm, dry, high-pressure ridge over the eastern Pacific and western US that has blocked precipitation—and climate models say greenhouse gases should have the opposite effect, causing slightly more precipitation in the region instead of blocking...
  • Boehner, Republicans Blast Surprise Obama-China Climate Deal

    11/12/2014 12:38:58 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 56 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 12, 2014 | AFP
    House Speaker John Boehner warned that President Barack Obama was waging a "crusade" against affordable energy after the United States and China reached agreement Wednesday on curbing greenhouse gas emissions. "This announcement is yet another sign that the president intends to double down on his job-crushing policies no matter how devastating the impact for America's heartland and the country as a whole," Boehner said after Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping inked a landmark agreement at a summit in Beijing. "It is the latest example of the president's crusade against affordable, reliable energy that is already hurting jobs and...
  • Founder of the Weather Channel Slams Global Warming

    10/28/2014 12:18:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    The climate change movement has gained such unstoppable momentum in the past decade that it comes as a surprise when anyone prominent has the guts to stand up against it. It is even more surprising when that someone is the co-founder of the Weather Channel. John Coleman, though, has decided that the theory of man-made global warming is no longer scientifically viable. Having closely studied the topic of climate change for years, Coleman insists that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has it all wrong. “There is no significant man-made global warming at this time, there has been none in...
  • GOCE reveals gravity dip from ice loss (w/ Video)

    09/26/2014 11:36:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    PHYS.ORG ^ | 09-26-2014 | Provided by European Space Agency
    Although not designed to map changes in Earth's gravity over time, ESA's extraordinary satellite has shown that the ice lost from West Antarctica over the last few years has left its signature. More than doubling its planned life in orbit, GOCE spent four years measuring Earth's gravity in unprecedented detail. Scientists are now armed with the most accurate gravity model ever produced. This is leading to a much better understanding of many facets of our planet – from the boundary between Earth's crust and upper mantle to the density of the upper atmosphere. The strength of gravity at Earth's surface...
  • Freep a Poll!(Should the U.S. commit to a major effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?)

    09/24/2014 2:22:50 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    http://www.theledger.com/ ^ | 9-24-14 | The Ledger
    Should the U.S. and other nations commit to a major international effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? yes. no.
  • Kerry: Bible commands us to fight climate change (particularly in Muslim countries) [VIDEO]

    09/07/2014 12:35:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 9/4/134 | Allen B. West
    Bear with me for a moment. It’s college football Saturday and there are some really big games which will have national implications. The State of Michigan will see the Wolverines and Spartans line up against two formidable foes, Notre Dame and Oregon respectively, and they travel to both venues. As well, out west there’s another pretty big game between USC (the other one, Southern California, not South Carolina) and Stanford. And up in the ‘Shoe, Ohio State will face the challenge of the Hokies from Virginia Tech. My own Tennessee Volunteers have Arkansas State coming to Knoxville — before they’ll...
  • The yin and yang of climate change

    08/26/2014 5:52:50 AM PDT · by NRA1995 · 6 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8/26/14 | John Hayward
    Global warming isn’t happening. The climate really isn’t changing that much. This inconvenient fact was marginalized by describing it as a “pause” or “temporary lull” in global warming – which might have been a defensible position in the early days of the “pause,” but is a very tough sell when that “temporary lull” has been running for eighteen years.
  • Super Volcano is Bigger [YELLOWSTONE]

    07/09/2014 1:13:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    www.kulr8.com ^ | Updated: Jul 09, 2014 3:04 PM CST | By Penny Preston
    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - The world’s authority on Yellowstone’s Super Volcano says it’s more than twice as big as scientists once thought. Does that mean it’s more likely to blow up soon? Penny Preston found Dr. Robert Smith at his home near Grand Teton, and found the answer. Millions of people visit Yellowstone each year to see its geysers, fumeroles, hot springs, and mud pots. It’s the largest concentration of thermal features in the world. The park sits on top of the world’s largest active volcano. The Super Volcano. Its most recent eruption was more than 600,000 years ago. All...
  • The Jailbird Architect of Obama's Global Warming Plan

    06/25/2014 8:41:10 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/24/14 | Phil Kerpen
    When President Obama announced an unprecedented effort by the EPA to strong-arm states into adopting cap-and-trade, he made the announcement not by focusing on the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but rather on the so-called co-benefits that closing coal plants will have on particulate matter, which is already tightly regulated. These purported co-benefits are based on two secret studies that have never been publicly validated. Amazingly, the architect of this co-benefits strategy is a long-time EPA staffer named John Beale, now known as federal inmate number 33005-016 and locked up for fraud at Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution. For nearly...
  • Obama faces climate change

    06/16/2014 1:14:16 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 19 replies
    The View From Chaos Manor ^ | Jerry Pournelle
    The President has said that anyone who doesn’t believe in man caused global warming, and that we can do unilaterally something about it by curbing the carbon emissions of the United States, is putting partisanship over national interest, and is ignoring the indisputable scientific evidence. In his speech he was a bit short on the evidence, and had nothing to say about the obvious questions. Alas, I haven’t heard any discussion of the obvious questions from the True Believers – and oddly enough, the few who do now talk about the obvious questions have left the ranks of True Believers...
  • Ken Braun: If the climate is ablaze, why waste time and money on wind-powered fire trucks?

    05/24/2014 9:33:19 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    MLive ^ | 5/14/14 | Ken Braun
    The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts we can’t stop the impact of rising seas and flooded cities, and demands radical cuts to carbon emissions or Doomsday will be worse. The loudest climate alarmists demand energy options that produce zero carbon, and show it by supporting the continued river of tax dollars washing toward promises of producing lots of our power from pleasant breezes and rays of sunshine: wind and solar. It would be easier to take this all more seriously if they’d propose realistic solutions. Skeptics of the Doomsday scenarios are constantly beat about the head regarding the...
  • Climate Change Debate: A Famous Scientist Becomes a Skeptic

    05/13/2014 5:31:32 PM PDT · by rottndog · 26 replies
    Spiegel Online ^ | May 12, 2014 | Axel Bojanowski
    The debate over climate change is often a contentious one, and key players in the discussion only rarely switch sides. But late last month, Lennart Bengtsson, the former director of the Hamburg-based Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, one of the world's leading climate research centers, announced he would join the academic advisory council of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). GWPF, based in Britain, is a non-profit organization and self-described think tank. Conservative politician Nigel Lawson founded the organization in 2009 in order to counteract what he considered to be an exaggerated concern about global warming. The organization uses aggressive...
  • Obama’s green energy benefactor plans $100 million midterm push

    02/19/2014 10:00:27 AM PST · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | February 18, 2014 | Chris Stirewalt
    Want to know why the president and his team are stampeding to talk about global warming despite increasing public disinterest in the topic, a bitterly cold and snowy winter and deepening skepticism about the costs of clamping down on industry as the economy again falters? It turns out that money talks. From the NYT: “A billionaire retired investor is forging plans to spend as much as $100 million during the 2014 election, seeking to pressure federal and state officials to enact climate change measures through a hard-edge campaign of attack ads against governors and lawmakers. The donor, Tom Steyer, a...
  • EPA Administrator: We ‘Look at Climate Change As Something Where We … Can Grow Jobs’

    02/01/2014 2:16:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 30, 2014 - 10:06 PM | Penny Starr
    Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), asked scientists at a climate change conference on Thursday in Arlington, Va., to explain the science of climate change. She also said that the EPA looks at climate change as an opportunity to grow the economy and create jobs. […] Obama referenced climate change in his State of the Union address while talking about “cleaner energy.” “The shift to a cleaner energy economy won’t happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way,” Obama said. “But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact. And when our children’s...
  • Lab rat with a lab coat on becomes instant Global Warming Scientist

    01/07/2014 4:39:39 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | 1/6/14 | Gerry Emery
    MSNBC’s Al Sharpton dressed in a lab coat and stood behind fake test tubes in front of a cartoon setting on Friday and lectured everyone from Republicans to Fox News about the “facts” of “global waming.” Sharpton used part of his “Politics Nation: Science Lab” segment on MSNBC on Friday to exploit the arctic winter freeze hitting much of the country this weekend: “These right wingers are boiling over with denial. Just because it snows in winter doesn’t mean the planet isn’t getting warmer. Remember a UN panel said there’s a 90 percent probability that humans are the primary cause...
  • Freep a Poll! (How do you feel about Global Warming?)

    01/07/2014 1:33:53 PM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 1-6-14 | Headline of the Day
    How do you feel about Global Warming? We must stop it before it's too late. It's too late. It's caused by the sun. I like it warm. It's a hoax.
  • Antarctic ice blocks ice breaker sent to rescue climate researchers trapped in… ice

    12/28/2013 9:59:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    C Fact ^ | 12/28/13
    2013 was a big year for ice with global sea ice hitting or nearing record highs. A dramatic example caught the attention of the world Christmas morning, when a vessel hired by group of global warming scientists radioed for help after becoming trapped in ice off Antarctica. The Russian m/v Akademik Shokalskiy has 74 researchers and crew aboard and they managed to celebrate Christmas despite their frozen predicament. The Chinese ice breaker Snow Dragon steamed to the rescue and was last reported six nautical miles away, but has now found itself blocked by the ice. Its captain said, “the current...
  • President Obama Will Sacrifice Bald Eagles To Fight Global Warming

    12/17/2013 12:11:37 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/14/13 | James M. Taylor
    The Obama administration announced last Friday that it will grant industrial wind farm operators 30-year permits to kill legally protected bald eagles and golden eagles without fear of legal repercussions. U.S. wind turbines already kill 1.4 million birds and bats each year, including many endangered, threatened and protected species such as California condors, bald eagles and Indiana bats. The Obama administration claims this annual bird and bat slaughter is necessary to fight global warming. Sources very close to the President have leaked to me the text of the following presidential speech on the topic, which President Obama will deliver later...
  • EPA preparing to unleash a deluge of new regulations

    11/27/2013 12:29:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 2:13 PM 11/27/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    Happy holidays from the Obama administration. Federal agencies are currently working on rolling out hundreds of environmental regulations, including major regulations that would limit emissions from power plants and expand the agency’s authority to bodies of water on private property. On Tuesday, the White House released its regulatory agenda for the fall of 2013. It lists hundreds of pending energy and environmental regulations being crafting by executive branch agencies, including 134 regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency alone. The EPA is currently crafting 134 major and minor regulations, according to the White House’s regulatory agenda. Seventy-six of the EPA’s pending...
  • Al Gore on Jimmy Kimmel

    10/23/2013 9:18:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 10-23-13 | JIMMY KIMMEL
    Jimmy asks Al Gore if he really is a boring guy. Is global warming real?
  • Al Gore sued by 30,000 scientists for global warming fraud

    10/21/2013 9:24:54 AM PDT · by Sopater · 41 replies
    MyJoyOnline ^ | September 2, 2013
    30,000 scientists, including the founder of The Weather Channel, have come forward to sue former US Vice President Al Gore for fraud, alleging that he made massive profits in the promotion of the global warming mythology. They scientists are hoping the lawsuit will finally give the thousands of 'dissenting' scientists a voice again. Environmentalism has been politically linked to alternative medicine for many years, due to the unfortunate pervasive presence of the paganistic religions. It is truly a tragic situation that has impeded alternative medicine in the U.S. perhaps as much as any other factor. At The Health Wyze Report,...
  • EPA admits banning coal plants won’t impact global warming

    09/25/2013 2:25:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/25/13 | Michael Bastasch
    The Obama administration is effectively banning the construction of new coal-fired power plants, a move officials admit will have little to no impact on global warming. “The EPA does not anticipate that this proposed rule will result in notable CO2 emission change … by 2022,” the agency writes in its proposal to limit greenhouse gas emissions. “EPA knows there aren’t benefits,” Dan Simmons, director of regulatory and state affairs at the Institute for Energy Research, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “EPA and environmentalists are being disingenuous when they claim this rule will have an impact on the climate or...
  • Heat flow from Earth's mantle contributes to Greenland ice melting [Oh NOES!]

    08/13/2013 10:46:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 11 Aug 2013 | Provided by Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
    Modeled basal ice temperatures of the present-day Greenland Ice Shield across the Summit region, GRIP and GISP2 indicate borehole locations. Credit: A. Petrunin/GFZ The Greenland ice sheet is melting from below, caused by a high heat flow from the mantle into the lithosphere. This influence is very variable spatially and has its origin in an exceptionally thin lithosphere. Consequently, there is an increased heat flow from the mantle and a complex interplay between this geothermal heating and the Greenland ice sheet. The international research initiative IceGeoHeat led by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences establishes in the current...
  • O'Malley crafts stricter plan to fight climate change

    07/25/2013 6:27:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 24, 2013 | Erin Cox and Timothy B. Wheeler
    The O'Malley administration's aggressive new plan to fight climate change calls for Maryland residents to further cut their energy use or face higher monthly utility bills. The plan, to be released Thursday by Gov. Martin O'Malley, also requires that more of the state's electricity come from renewable sources by 2020. Maryland's goals for reducing greenhouse gases are among the most ambitious in the nation.
  • Declining sea ice strands baby harp seals

    07/22/2013 10:25:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 07-22-2013 | Staff
    Young harp seals off the eastern coast of Canada are at much higher risk of getting stranded than adult seals because of shrinking sea ice cover caused by recent warming in the North Atlantic, according to a Duke University study. "Stranding rates for the region's adult seals have generally not gone up as sea ice cover has declined; it's the young-of-the-year animals who are stranding (those less than one year old)," said David Johnston, a research scientist at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment. "And it's not just the weakest pups—those with low genetic diversity and presumably lower ability to...
  • Geoscientist finds beavers play a role in climate change

    07/18/2013 1:55:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 07-18-2013 | Bob Yirka
    Ellen Wohl, a geology professor at Colorado State University, has published a paper in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, describing the role beavers play in climate change. In a field study she undertook, she found that carbon is sequestered when beavers build dams and is released after the beavers abandon the dams they've built. Most people are aware that beavers build dams. They're responsible for river and stream blockage across many parts of North America. What has not been known, until now, is what sort of impact beaver dams and their backed up water have on carbon sequestering. Carbon of...
  • Obama: 'The Planet Will Boil Over' If Africans Are Allowed Cars and Air-Conditioning

    07/01/2013 2:20:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 300 replies
    Obama: Planet Will ‘Boil Over' If Africans Are Allowed Cars and Air-Conditioning July 1, 2013 - 4:22 PM By Ryan Kierman (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said at a town hall event in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday that unless we find new way of producing energy "the planet will boil over" if people in Africa are allowed to attain air conditioning, automobiles and big houses. “Ultimately, if you think about all the youth that everybody has mentioned here in Africa, if everybody is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car and everybody has got...
  • Movie star films documentary in Plainview (Texas)

    03/21/2013 9:42:11 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 15 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 20 March 2013 | Alex Zielinski
    PLAINVIEW, TX (KCBD) - Don Cheadle made a brief stop in Plainview Tuesday and Wednesday to film part of a documentary focused on climate change. The eight-part documentary, which will air later this year on Showtime is called Years of Living Dangerously and features Don Cheadle along with Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Plainview portion of the documentary will focus on the recent drought, which led to the Cargill plant closure and the effect it's having on the city of Plainview. Cheadle interviewed Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University and Associate...
  • Chief of US Pacific forces calls climate biggest worry (Admiral Locklear)

    03/11/2013 5:31:30 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 62 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3-9-13 | Bryan Bender
    America’s top military officer in charge of monitoring hostile actions by North Korea, escalating tensions between China and Japan, and a spike in computer attacks traced to China provides an unexpected answer when asked what is the biggest long-term security threat in the Pacific region: climate change. Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, in an interview at a Cambridge hotel Friday after he met with scholars at Harvard and Tufts universities, said significant upheaval related to the warming planet “is probably the most likely thing that is going to happen . . . that will cripple the security environment, probably...
  • Al Gore’s disastrous book tour: a breath of fresh air

    02/05/2013 7:17:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-4-13 | Timothy Philen
    Whatever it is, and whatever quirks and contradictions I’ve observed, nothing prepared me for the rogue wave of hubris that crashed onto the talk show shores last week as Al Gore, rising like Poseidon from the sea, graced us with his latest global treatise, a 592-page tome entitled simply “The Future.” Now honestly, even Edward Gibbon limited his immortal history to the specific decline and fall of the Roman Empire. And it’s hard to imagine those industrious chroniclers of Western civilization, Will and Ariel Durant, embarking on a quixotic compendium to explain “The Past.” Then again, the restraints common to...
  • Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits (PHOTOS)

    12/19/2012 1:07:11 PM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 19 December, 2012, | Yakov Andreev
    Russia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius. Dozens of people have already died, and almost 150 have been hospitalized. ­The country has not witnessed such a long cold spell since 1938, meteorologists said, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees lower than the seasonal norm all over Russia. ... The Moscow region saw temperatures of -17 to -18 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, and the record cold temperatures are expected to linger for at least three more days. Thermometers in Siberia touched -50 degrees Celsius, which is also abnormal for...
  • Kerosene Lamps Identified as Big Source of Black Carbon

    11/30/2012 7:36:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 55 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 11-28-12 | unattributed
    The primary source of light for more than a billion people in developing nations is also churning out black carbon at levels previously overlooked in greenhouse gas estimates, according to a new study led by researchers at UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois. Results from field and lab tests found that 7 to 9 percent of the kerosene in wick lamps -- used for light in 250-300 million households without electricity -- is converted to black carbon when burned. In comparison, only half of 1 percent of the emissions from burning wood is converted to black carbon. Factoring in...
  • Climate Change Propaganda Breeds Addiction

    10/14/2012 10:14:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 10.13.12 | Cheryl Pass
    The psychology of propaganda is very clever. Think about what makes you want to do something or buy something. And think about the psychology of people who want to make themselves feel good about something. What makes a person feel good? And if doing that something is running around telling everyone to buy a smaller house on a smaller lot, get out of their cars, or cut their heat down, what made them feel good about that? If someone feels good about the 1.5 gallon toilet they own that needs flushing 2 or 3 times, do they can go about...
  • Thawing permafrost 50 million years ago led to extreme global warming events

    04/09/2012 6:18:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    http://phys.org/news ^ | 04-09-2012 | Provided by University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    In a new study reported in Nature, climate scientist Rob DeConto of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and colleagues elsewhere propose a simple new mechanism to explain the source of carbon that fed a series of extreme warming events about 55 million years ago, the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), and a sequence of similar, smaller warming events afterward. "The standard hypothesis has been that the source of carbon was in the ocean, in the form of frozen methane gas in ocean-floor sediments," DeConto says. "We are instead ascribing the carbon source to the continents, in polar latitudes where permafrost can...
  • Huge tornadoes discovered on the Sun

    04/04/2012 2:40:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    http://www.physorg.com ^ | 03-29-2012 | Provided by Royal Astronomical Society
    Solar tornadoes several times as wide as the Earth can be generated in the solar atmosphere, say researchers in the UK. A solar tornado was discovered using the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly telescope on board the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) satellite. A movie of the tornado will be presented at the National Astronomy Meeting 2012 in Manchester on Thursday 29th March. "This is perhaps the first time that such a huge solar tornado is filmed by an imager. Previously much smaller solar tornadoes were found my SOHO satellite. But they were not filmed," says Dr. Xing Li, of Aberystwyth University. Dr....
  • "The world is getting warmer": Romney

    03/12/2012 9:43:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 3, 2011 | Ros Krasny
    (Reuters) - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change. "I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire. "It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors."
  • Coal the true climate change bad guy, analysis shows

    02/19/2012 11:30:42 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 31 replies · 1+ views
    theglobeandmail.com ^ | 19 Feb 2012 | Bob Weber
    One of the world’s top climate scientists has calculated that emissions from Alberta’s oil sands are unlikely to make a big difference to global warming and that the real threat to the planet comes from burning coal. “I was surprised by the results of our analysis,” said Andrew Weaver, a University of Victoria climate modeller, who has been a lead author on two reports from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “I thought it was larger than it was.” In a commentary published Sunday in the prestigious journal Nature, Weaver and colleague Neil Stewart analyze how burning all...
  • Texas leads U.S. in greenhouse gas emissions

    01/12/2012 6:44:06 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 40 replies
    chron.com ^ | 11 Jan 2012 | Matthew Tresaugue
    As the nation's light switch and gas pump, Texas releases far more greenhouse gases into the air than any other state, according to federal data released Wednesday. Texas' coal-fired power plants and oil refineries generated 294 million tons of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases in 2010, more than the next two states - Pennsylvania and Florida - combined, the data shows. The Environmental Protection Agency released the data by industrial facility for the first time as part of a broader effort to reduce emissions linked to global warming. The agency collected data from more than 6,700 industrial facilities that...
  • Hurricane predictors admit they can’t predict hurricanes

    12/13/2011 7:20:20 AM PST · by crusty old prospector · 16 replies
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | December 12, 2011 | Tom Spears
    Two top U.S. hurricane forecasters, revered like rock stars in Deep South hurricane country, are quitting the practice because it doesn’t work. William Gray and Phil Klotzbach say a look back shows their past 20 years of forecasts had no value. The two scientists from Colorado State University will still discuss different probabilities as hurricane seasons approach — a much more cautious approach. But the shift signals how far humans are, even with supercomputers, from truly knowing what our weather will do next. Gray, recently joined by Klotzbach, has been known for decades for an annual forecast of how many...