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  • Geochemical 'Fingerprints' Leave Evidence That Megafloods Eroded Steep Gorge

    07/28/2013 3:01:55 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Science Daily ^ | July 22, 2013 | University of Washington
    The Yarlung-Tsangpo River in southern Asia drops rapidly through the Himalaya Mountains on its way to the Bay of Bengal, losing about 7,000 feet of elevation through the precipitously steep Tsangpo Gorge. For the first time, scientists have direct geochemical evidence that the 150-mile long gorge, possibly the world's deepest, was the conduit by which megafloods from glacial lakes, perhaps half the volume of Lake Erie, drained suddenly and catastrophically through the Himalayas when their ice dams failed at times during the last 2 million years... In this case, the water moved rapidly through bedrock gorge, carving away the base...
  • Geology Picture of Last Week, December 12-18, 2010: Nam Co Lake

    12/22/2010 8:59:19 PM PST · by cogitator · 4 replies
    NASA Earth Observatory ^ | November 26, 2010 | NASA
    This is a two-parter: First part is the image of the region from space. Click on the image to go to the article, where you can download/view the large (7 MB) image of the whole region. Looking at this image, I figured Nam Co Lake, a high-altitude salt lake, would offer some nice vistas with snow-covered mountains in the background. I was correct. Click 'em all for full-size. (This is the 2nd part).
  • A Blizzard Of Lies From Al Gore

    03/01/2010 5:18:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 1,284+ views ^ | March 1, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Fraud: Al Gore resurfaces in an op-ed to say that nobody's perfect, everybody makes mistakes and climate change is still real. And he has some oceanfront property in the Himalayas to sell you. If hyperbole and chutzpah had a child, it would be the opening paragraph of Gore's op-ed in Sunday's New York Times. Gore surfaced from the global warming witness-protection program to opine that despite admissions of error and evidence of fraud by various agencies, we still face "an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it." Perhaps he's trying to protect...
  • Investigate Climate Crimes

    02/24/2010 4:39:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1,246+ views ^ | February 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Fraud: A senator wants an investigation of the false climate testimony before Congress and wants Al Gore to reappear. The illegalities may involve more than just lying to Congress. At a hearing Tuesday by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the Environmental Protection Agency's budget, ranking Republican James Inhofe told EPA head Lisa Jackson that man-induced climate change was a "hoax" concocted by ideologically motivated researchers who "cooked the science." More than that, Inhofe, in releasing a GOP report questioning the science used to support cap-and-trade legislation, hinted that such activities may be part of a vast...
  • Al Gore's Nine Lies

    02/23/2010 4:34:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies · 1,353+ views ^ | February 23, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    A lot has happened since Newsweek's Nov. 9 cover story -- mostrecently the retraction of Al Gore's rising-seas scenario. Climate Fraud: The godfather of climate hysteria is in hiding as another of his wild claims unravels — this one about global warming causing seas to swallow us up. We've not seen or heard much of the former vice president, Oscar winner and Nobel Prize recipient recently as the case for disastrous man-made climate change collapses. Perhaps he's off reading how scientists were forced to withdraw a study on a projected sea level rise due to global warming after finding two...
  • United Nations' Climate Chief Must Go

    01/27/2010 5:50:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 646+ views ^ | January 27, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: If we're serious about restoring science to its rightful place, the head of the U.N.'s panel on climate change should step down. Evidence shows he quarterbacked a deliberate and premeditated fraud. The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been forced to back off its now-discredited claim that the Himalayan glaciers would soon disappear. But it's not true, the panel's vice chairman, Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, told the BBC, that it was simply a "human mistake." The panel's chairman, Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, who was forced to admit the claim had no basis in observable scientific fact, said its...
  • (NASA Creates) A U.S. Climategate?

    01/22/2010 7:01:59 PM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies · 2,301+ views ^ | January 22, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Hoaxes: Climate researchers and the Weather Channel's founder accuse NASA of the same data manipulation as Britain's Climate Research Unit. Were weather stations cherry-picked to hide the temperature drop? We recently commented on how our space agency for two years refused Freedom of Information requests on why it has had to repeatedly correct its climate figures. In a report on global warming on KUSI television by Weather Channel founder and iconic TV weatherman John Coleman, that reticence has been traced to the deliberate manipulation and distortion of climate data by NASA. As Coleman noted in a KUSI press release, NASA's...
  • The IPCC's Abominable Snowmen

    01/20/2010 5:30:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 663+ views ^ | January 20, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    A U.N. warning that Himalayan glaciers were melting fast and may be gone by 2035 was not backed up by science, U.N. climate experts admitted Wednesday Global Warming: The scientists who said that Himalayan glaciers will be gone by 2035 have admitted the claim has as much credibility as sightings of the mythical Yeti. It's their fraudulent claims that are melting away. We hesitate to call it Glacier-gate, but the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the U.N. body tasked with scaring us to death about global warming, has admitted that the claim in its 2007 report about the Himalayan...
  • UN climate panel regrets Himalaya glacier data in report (IPCC eats bucket of Himalayan 'Crow')

    01/20/2010 9:58:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 781+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/20/10 | AFP
    GENEVA (AFP) – The UN's climate scientists said on Wednesday that an estimate on the fate of Himalayan glaciers which featured in a benchmark report on global warming had been "poorly substantiated" and was a lapse in standards. Charges that the reference was highly inaccurate or overblown have stoked pressure on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), already assailed in a separate affair involving hacked email exchanges. The new row focuses on a paragraph in the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report in 2007, a 938-page triple-volume opus that warned climate change was on the march and spurred politicians around the...
  • World misled over Himalayan glacier meltdown

    01/16/2010 3:29:28 PM PST · by lump in the melting pot · 17 replies · 1,409+ views
    Times Online ^ | January 17, 2010 | Jonathan Leake and Chris Hastings
    A WARNING that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by the United Nations body that issued it.
  • Relatives Want World War II Victims' Remains [WW2- India-China theatre]

    12/17/2007 10:02:35 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 7 replies · 257+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 17 Dec., 2007 | Associated Press
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The families of eight U.S. military men who died in a 1944 plane crash in the Himalayas want the Pentagon to step up efforts to recover their remains from the crash site discovered last year by a mountaineer. Exactly what happened to the B-24 bomber dubbed "Hot as Hell," was a mystery for more than 60 years. It disappeared while on a flight from Kunming, China, to Chabua, India, to pick up weapons and other supplies and return to base in China. Clayton Kuhles of Prescott, Ariz., a mountaineer who has made it his mission to...
  • Fears over Nepal's young Maoists

    08/02/2007 1:20:03 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 2 replies · 215+ views
    BBC World News ^ | Wednesday, 1 August 2007 | BBC News
    An aggressive nationwide parallel policing and volunteering campaign unleashed by Young Communist League (YCL) members in Nepal has worried many in the Himalayan kingdom. Aside from ordinary people, those concerned about YCL activities include everybody from Prime Minister GP Koirala, former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, former US President Jimmy Carter and the US Ambassador to Nepal, James F Moriarty. The YCL - the junior wing of former Maoist rebels - was reactivated after the recent peace agreement between the Nepal's seven-party alliance (SPA) and the Maoists in November 2006. The Maoists claim that the YCL has more than 300,000...
  • Himalaya Mega-Quakes Likely Every 1000 Years

    11/09/2006 4:44:21 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 459+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 11-9-2006 | Catherine Brahic
    Himalaya mega-quakes likely every 1000 years 13:08 09 November 2006 news service Catherine Brahic A colossal reservoir of energy stored up under the Tibetan plateau has been discovered ? and it can only be fully released by mega-earthquakes striking about every 1000 years, researchers have found. The study suggests that earthquakes in the past 200 years in the central Himalaya, while catastrophic, are small in comparison to what the region has seen in the past - and will see again. The energy builds up as the result of the collision between the Indian subcontinent and Asia, and the movement...
  • Russian Helicopters beat all!(OEM claim - for FRfun)

    06/16/2006 11:17:33 PM PDT · by MarshallDillon · 31 replies · 1,133+ views
    Kazan Helicopter ^ | 20th Century | Kazan
    In 1956 Kazan Helicopters started exporting internationally and its helicopter products are now operated by customers in more than 80 countries of the world. In total the company has delivered more than 3800 aircraft overseas. Total flying time of helicopters manufactured exceeds an extraordinary 50 million flying hours. Export figures up to 2005 are as follows: South America - 299 Africa - 657 Europe - 859 Asia - 1940 FeedBack: Comments from participants of Afghan War The Mi-17 is easy to control and highly manoeuvrable in flight. It features unparalleled protection and is reliable in operation. I think it has...
  • Millions face glacier catastrophe (Global warming hits Himalayas)

    11/20/2005 6:59:40 AM PST · by cloud8 · 139 replies · 2,126+ views
    The Observer via Guardian Unlimited ^ | November 20, 2005 | Robin McKie, science editor
    Nawa Jigtar was working in the village of Ghat, in Nepal, when the sound of crashing sent him rushing out of his home. He emerged to see his herd of cattle being swept away by a wall of water.[snip] When Ghat was destroyed, in 1985, such incidents were rare - but not any more. Last week, scientists revealed that there has been a tenfold jump in such catastrophes in the past two decades, the result of global warming. Himalayan glacier lakes are filling up with more and more melted ice and 24 of them are now poised to burst their...
  • Hindus, Christians fight over India's Andamanese tsunami victims

    01/10/2005 1:48:43 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 5 replies · 572+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10 Jan 2005 07:00:07 GMT | Sanjeev Miglani
    BAMBOO FLAT,Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Mohammed Shaheen, who survived the tsunami that devastated India's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands, stands outside a relief camp as Christian and Hindu groups argue over who would run it. "How can you be fighting over victims?" asks a dazed and shocked Shaheen, who has just arrived after a navy ship picked him up from Katchal island, where about half the 8,800 residents are still missing. A group led by Christian aid agencies says the administration in the islands' capital, Port Blair, gave them the camp. The other group, affiliated...