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  • Climate Change’s Bottom Line

    02/01/2015 6:08:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 31, 2015 | By BURT HELM
    It was 8 degrees in Minneapolis on a recent January day, and out on Interstate 394, snow whipped against the windshields of drivers on their morning commutes. But inside the offices of Cargill, the food conglomerate, Greg Page, the company’s executive chairman, felt compelled to talk about global warming. Mr. Page is a member of the Risky Business Project, an unusual collection of business and policy leaders determined to prepare American companies for climate change. It’s a prestigious club, counting a former senator, five former White House cabinet members, two former mayors and two billionaires in the group. The 10...
  • Opinion: The responsible investor’s guide to climate change

    01/29/2015 7:11:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Market Watch ^ | January 29, 2015 | By Jeffrey D. Sachs and Lisa Sachs
    Around the world, institutional investors — including pension funds, insurance companies, philanthropic endowments, and universities — are grappling with the question of whether to divest from oil, gas, and coal companies. The reason, of course, is climate change: Unless fossil-fuel consumption is cut sharply — and phased out entirely by around 2070, in favor of zero-carbon energy such as solar power — the world will suffer unacceptable risks from human-induced global warming. How should responsible investors behave in the face of these unprecedented risks? American universities are on the front line of this debate, pushed by their students, who are...
  • So does this huge blizzard disprove climate change?

    01/27/2015 3:12:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 27, 2015 | by Jessica Mendoza
    As the first major snowstorm of 2015 bears down on the Northeast, many pundits have taken the opportunity to mock the idea that humans are changing the climate. After all, it's very difficult to think "global warming" when your car is buried in snow. Still, all this doesn't necessarily mean that this particular blizzard was caused by, or made more intense by, human activity. Spotting the fingerprints of climate change in the middle of a blizzard is no easy task. But here's one thing we do know: As the climate continues to change, we can expect more weather like this.
  • Obama Ends Visit With Challenge to India on Climate Change

    01/27/2015 6:15:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 27, 2015 | by PETER BAKER and ELLEN BARRY
    NEW DELHI — President Obama pressed India on Tuesday to do more to curb the pollution that is choking its capital and contributing to global climate change, as he wrapped up a visit that yielded no meaningful breakthrough on the issue. While India and the United States agreed to cooperate in promoting cleaner energy, Mr. Obama left after three days without the sort of specific commitment to curbing greenhouse gases that he won in China last year. Instead, he used a farewell speech before his departure to argue that India had an obligation to step up, despite its economic challenges.
  • Climate change is not a concern for CEOs? That should keep us all awake

    01/25/2015 6:14:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | January 25, 2015
    The first day of the World Economic Forum in Davos was dominated by calls for 2015 to be a year of action on climate change. But while some in the business community worry about sustainability, there is plenty of evidence that the vast bulk of business executives give it no consideration at all. “We are seeing the accelerated impact of climate change,” World Bank boss Jim Yong Kim said in a speech on Wednesday. “Last year was the hottest on record. That matters. Extreme weather is real. It’s a complete no-brainer to move towards cleaner, more livable cities.” Yet according...
  • Green groups push EPA to address airline emissions

    01/23/2015 4:10:09 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Summit County Citizens Voice (CO) ^ | January 23, 2015 | by Bob Berwyn
    FRISCO — With the EPA set to decide in May whether aircraft carbon pollution endangers public health or welfare, the battle over airline industry emissions in heating up. This week, six major green groups called on the EPA and the Federal Aviation Administration to move quickly to set emission standards to curb greenhouse gas pollution from the nation’s aircraft fleet. “The Obama administration needs to finally hold the airline industry accountable for its massive greenhouse gas emissions,” said Vera Pardee, a senior attorney with the Center’s Climate Law Institute. “The EPA has delayed action for years, and our climate is...
  • State Dept. to Disney: Use “Frozen” to teach kids about climate change

    01/23/2015 3:04:00 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Marcus Gilmer
    2014 was, according to NOAA and NASA, the warmest year on record for the entire world. Locally, it was also the hottest year in California’s history. The world’s climate is changing, at least according to science and data. 2014 was also the year of Frozen, Disney’s animated musical blockbuster about two sisters and a snowman (more or less), amassing over $1.2 billion in worldwide box office receipts and billions more from countless sing-a-long showings, DVD sales, and merchandise since its November 2013 release. And now, in 2015, we’re learning where these two seemingly disparate facts intersect: the State Department’s Admiral...
  • Mitt Romney: Climate Change Is Real, Human-Induced, And We Must Tackle It

    01/22/2015 10:34:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 142 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | January 21, 2015
    Mitt Romney: Climate Change Is Real, Human-Induced, And We Must Tackle It
  • Climate change inaction pushes 'doomsday clock' closest to midnight since 1984

    01/22/2015 10:15:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | January 22, 2015 | by Suzanne Goldenberg
    The symbolic doomsday clock moved to three minutes before midnight on Thursday because of the gathering dangers of climate change and nuclear proliferation, signalling the gravest threat to humanity since the throes of the cold war. It was the closest the clock has come to midnight since 1984, when arms-control negotiations stalled and virtually all channels of communication between the US and the former Soviet Union closed down. $cientists suggested that the greater danger lay in the failure of leaders to recognise and act on climate change. “Stunning government failures have imperiled civilisations on a global scale,” Benedict said. “World...
  • Republicans outfox Democrats on climate votes

    01/22/2015 7:15:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 21, 2015 | Elana Schor and Darren Goode
    The GOP accepts the notion of climate change - but not the way Democrats wanted them to.Senate Republicans head-faked Democrats on climate change Wednesday, agreeing in a floor vote that the planet’s climate was changing, but blocking language that would have blamed human activity. In a complicated maneuver that was the first politically perilous test for Senate Republicans, the new majority party split up the votes that Democrats had hoped would force the GOP into an awkward roll call on whether they believed in the science behind climate change — just hours after President Barack Obama slammed Republicans in his...
  • Jim Inhofe flips the script on Democratic climate-change-is-a-hoax vote

    01/21/2015 4:35:32 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21 at 5:09 PM | Philip Bump
    The United States Senate voted Wednesday to agree that climate change "is real and not a hoax." That was it, the full extent of the amendment to the Senate's slow-moving Keystone XL pipeline bill. Final tally: 98 to 1.This was one of two traps set up by Democrats to get their opponents on the record as disputing the authenticity of human-caused global warming, a phenomenon nearly universally accepted by the scientific community. But it didn't go as expected.Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) co-sponsored the amendment with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who introduced it. Inhofe can claim credit as a primary inspiration...
  • Senate Votes 98-1 That Climate Change 'Is Not A Hoax'

    01/21/2015 2:17:54 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 193 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 21, 2015
    United States senators are now on the record on the question of whether climate change is "a hoax." The Senate on Wednesday passed a measure stating that "climate change is real and is not a hoax" by a margin of 98-1. The amendment was designed in part as a jab at GOP Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, who has questioned the science of climate change. Inhofe voted for the measure, arguing that the true "hoax" is that climate change is the result of human activity. "Climate is changing, and climate has always changed, and always will, there's archeological evidence of...
  • The "NAACP Bombing" ... or The Barbershop Bang?

    01/21/2015 4:24:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    COLORADO SPRINGS -- From the liberal media's coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown, you'd think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her life. Take a look at these ominous headlines: --"Bombing of NAACP headquarters harkens to bad old days" -- MSNBC --"Colorado Springs explosion recalls violence against NAACP" -- The Washington Post --"NAACP Bombing Evokes Memories of Civil Rights Strife" -- Time magazine --"Explosion outside NAACP office could be a hate crime, officials say" -- Los Angeles Times Let me and my brown skin assure you, America: Bull Connor is not...
  • Racist White Neighbors Scrawl ‘Move [N-word] Now’ On Black Grandma Terry Turner’s Home

    01/18/2015 10:02:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | January 3, 2015 | Traciy Reyes
    Terry Turner, an African-American woman, is dealing with intense acts of racism in her community in Limestone, Alabama. According to WHNT 19-News, one of her white neighbors hurled large rocks into her home, breaking several of her windows. And most disturbing, the hooligans viciously scrawled racist graffiti on her beautiful home with spray paint, including the N-word. As of this date, the case has received very little media attention nationally. The incident happened on the night of New Year’s Eve, while Terry Turner was enjoying a night of celebration with her granddaughter. What should have been a celebratory experience...
  • Mass. urges owners on coast to elevate homes (More Global Warming BS)

    05/25/2008 11:53:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies · 47+ views
    boston.com ^ | May 24, 2008 | Robert Knox
    The state is urging property owners along the Massachusetts coast to elevate their homes 1 to 3 feet to protect against storms and the threat that rising seas will bring the waters to their doorsteps. more stories like thisIt's just a recommendation - not a requirement - but the message being delivered by the new StormSmart Coasts program is a sign that many municipal and state officials are concerned about the risk global warming may bring to property owners along the 1,700-mile Massachusetts coastline. "It's scary," said Vincent J. Kalishes III, Scituate's conservation agent, who took part in planning the...
  • Ooops. NASA now “38% sure” 2014 was warmest year on record

    01/18/2015 11:40:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/18/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We were recently informed by the blaring of progressive trumpets and flapping of angelic wings that evil energy users had set a new record, with 2014 being the warmest year in recorded history. The end is clearly near, so you should all begin getting your affairs in order unless President Obama can rail through his new methane regulations. It is, as Mother Jones described it, a moment of truth. Well folks, what can I say? We had a good run.But wait! The phrase “moment of truth” ends with a rather important word. How “true” is this claim? The folks...
  • NASA Keeps Telling “Warmest” Lies

    01/18/2015 11:30:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/15 | Alan Caruba
    Government agency desperately trying to keep the global warming hoax alive On January 16 The New York Times reported the lies NASA keeps telling about global warming with an article titled “2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics.” We have reached the point where neither a famed government agency nor a famed daily newspaper can be believed simply because both are lying to advance the greatest hoax of the modern era. Remember that 2014 started off with something called a “polar vortex” to describe the incredibly cold weather being experienced and remember, too, that we were being told that...
  • Manicured lawns contribute to global warming by producing greenhouse gases

    01/18/2015 6:12:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    Zee News (India) ^ | January 18, 2015
    London: A new study has recently revealed that manicured lawns are major source of greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming. Grass lawns soak up carbon dioxide, which is stored in the soil after the cut grass rots and so, like trees, they are considered good for the planet. But Dr. Chuanhui Gu of Appalachian State University in the US said that once the energy expended by mowing, fertilizer use and watering are taken into account, lawns actually produce more greenhouse gases than they soak up. The study is published in the Journal of Environmental Management.
  • Who Am to Judge Your Carbon Footprint? Pope Francis and Climate Change

    01/17/2015 2:32:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 49 replies
    Catholic Family News | 1/16/15 | John Venarri
    Pope Francis is in the news for speaking out on the alleged dangers of man-made Climate Change. Unfortunately, Francis is outside his field in making comments on this topic, and seems to have accepted uncritically the unproven pop-science of the moment. Francis himself is not a climatologist, and no one would expect a Pope to be so. Francis, however, is also not a theologian, (no Doctorate, that is) but was a teacher of literature in Argentina, who went on to become Novice Master, Jesuit Provincial and then Rector of the Jesuit Collegio Maximo, prior to his elevation to the episcopacy....
  • A Bad Day for Climate Change Deniers … And the Planet

    01/16/2015 4:26:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 93 replies
    TIME ^ | January 16, 2015 | by Jeffrey Kluger, Editor at Large
    Three new studies offer new proof of how bad the earth's fever has gotten. It’s not often that the climate change deniers get clobbered three times in just two days. But that’s what happened with the release of a trio of new studies that ought to serve as solid body blows to the fading but persistent fiction that human-mediated warming is somehow a hoax. Good news for the forces of reason, however, is bad news for the planet—especially the oceans. “Today’s news is a clear and undeniable warning for all of us that we need to cut climate pollution and...
  • Boy Who Claimed He Visited Heaven Reads Bible and Recants Story; LifeWay to Pull Book From Stores

    01/16/2015 7:31:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/15/2015 | Vincent Funaro
    LifeWay Christian Stores has come under fire for selling a book based on a boy who claimed he visited heaven and who is now saying that the story is false. The book, titled The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, has been available since last year and tells the story of 6-year-old Alex Malarkey who suffered a horrific car accident in 2004. The crash paralyzed Alex and it was unlikely he'd survive after slipping into a coma. He awoke two months later and claimed that angels took him through the gates of heaven to meet Jesus. Malarkey addressed the validity...
  • Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ actually didn’t; books recalled

    01/16/2015 1:11:35 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2015 | Ron Charles
    Tyndale House, a major Christian publisher, has announced that it will stop selling “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,” by Alex Malarkey and his father, Kevin Malarkey. The best-selling book, first published in 2010, purports to describe what Alex experienced while he lay in a coma after a car accident when he was 6 years old. The coma lasted two months, and his injuries left him paralyzed, but the subsequent spiritual memoir – with its assuring description of “miracles, angels, and life beyond This World” – became part of a popular genre of “heavenly tourism.” Earlier this week, Alex...
  • Boy Says He Didn't Go To Heaven; Publisher Says It Will Pull Book

    01/15/2015 10:59:39 PM PST · by LucyT · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | January 15, 201510:20 PM ET | Bill Chappell
    Nearly five years after it hit bestseller lists, a book that purported to be a six-year-old boy's story of visiting angels and heaven after suffering a bad car crash is being pulled from shelves. The young man at the center of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story was all made up. "I did not die. I did not go to Heaven," Alex Malarkey wrote. He continued, "I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never...
  • Study: Sea level rise accelerating more than once thought

    01/14/2015 6:00:39 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 60 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 01/14/15 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    The world’s oceans are now rising far faster than they did in the past, a new study says. The study found that for much of the 20th century — until about 1990 — sea level was about 30 percent less than earlier research had figured. But that’s not good news, scientists say, because about 25 years ago the seas started rising faster and the acceleration in 1990 turns out to be more dramatic than previously calculated.
  • Study: Sea Level Rise Accelerating More Than Once Thought

    01/14/2015 10:46:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 14, 2015 | By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer
    The world's oceans are now rising far faster than they did in the past, a new $tudy says. The current sea level rise rate — which started in 1990 — is 2.5 times faster than it was from 1900 to 1990, according to a $tudy published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Scientists say that faster pace of sea level rise is from melting ice sheets in Greenland and West Antarctica and shrinking glaciers, triggered by man-made global warming. "We're seeing a significant acceleration in the past few decades," said $tudy lead author Carling Hay, a geophysical researcher at Harvard University....
  • The climate is ruined. So can civilization even survive?

    01/14/2015 8:09:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | January 14, 2015 | by David Ray Griffin
    Although most of us worry about other things, climate scientists have become increasingly worried about the survival of civilization. For example, Lonnie Thompson, who received the U.S. National Medal of Science in 2010, said that virtually all climatologists "are now convinced that global warming poses a clear and present danger to civilization." Informed journalists share this concern. The climate crisis "threatens the survival of our civilization," said Pulitzer Prize-winner Ross Gelbspan. Mark Hertsgaard agrees, saying that the continuation of global warming "would create planetary conditions all but certain to end civilization as we know it." These scientists and journalists, moreover,...
  • Volcanoes are cooling Earth: Aerosols from small eruptions have reduced global temperatures

    01/13/2015 3:51:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 12, 2015 | By RICHARD GRAY
    FULL TITLE: Volcanoes are cooling Earth: Aerosols from small eruptions have reduced global temperatures and tropical rainfall. Small volcanic eruptions over the past 20 years have been protecting the Earth from global warming, according to a new study. Scientists have confirmed that droplets of sulphur-rich aerosols spewed into the upper atmosphere by volcanoes have been reflecting sunlight away from the Earth. Until recently it was thought that only particularly large eruptions had any noticeable affect on the climate. This could have helped decrease the global temperatures by between 0.05°C to 0.12°C over the past 15 years. Since 1998, the warmest...
  • Arctic's 'Penguins of the North' Find Workaround to Climate Change

    01/12/2015 3:16:28 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    National Geographic ^ | January 12, 2015 | by Brian Clark Howard
    The latest research on little auks, sometimes called "penguins of the north," reveals a surprising response to a rapidly warming Arctic: The birds make up for food lost to the effects of climate change by catching prey that were stunned by the cold water running off melting glaciers—another effect of climate change. The study, published Monday in the journal Global Change Biology, is the first to examine the feeding habits of little auks as Arctic ice is lost. Scientists watched the birds in Franz-Josef Land, off the northern coast of Russia, during an expedition supported by the National Geographic Society....
  • Estimated social cost of climate change not accurate, Stanford scientists say

    01/12/2015 2:45:59 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Stanford University News ^ | January 12, 2015 | BY KER THAN
    The economic damage caused by a ton of carbon dioxide emissions – often referred to as the "social cost" of carbon – could actually be six times higher than the value that the United States now uses to guide current energy regulations, and possibly future mitigation policies, Stanford scientists say. A recent U.S. government study concluded, based on the results of three widely used economic impact models, that an additional ton of carbon dioxide emitted in 2015 would cause $37 worth of economic damages. These damages are expected to take various forms, including decreased agricultural yields, harm to human health...
  • Irish warned of doomsday sea levels if climate change continues

    01/11/2015 7:25:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 10, 2015 | Staff
    In a global warming series Eco Eye, experts warned about the catastrophic dangers of climate change, predicting significant coastal damage and the extinction of many plant and animal species. “Climate change is a reality. It’s here. That’s something as a society we haven’t bought into. It will be a very difficult problem for Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast,” said Professor Robert Devoy. “What is coming down the tracks is a significant warming of the planet. The last time it warmed of this order, 88 per cent of life on earth disappeared. “I have five grandchildren. Whatever time is left to...
  • Oceans not acidifying – “scientists” hid 80 years of pH data

    01/10/2015 12:20:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | January 5th, 2015 | Joanne
    Co-authored James Doogue and JoNovaEmpirical data withheld by key scientists shows that since 1910 ocean pH levels have not decreased in our oceans as carbon dioxide levels increased. Overall the trend is messy but more up than down, becoming less acidic. So much for those terrifying oceans of acid that were coming our way.What happened to those graphs? Scientists have had pH meters and measurements of the oceans for one hundred years. But experts decided that computer simulations in 2014 were better at measuring the pH in 1910 than the pH meters were. The red line (below) is the models...
  • EPA chief on climate change: “The scary thing is doing nothing”

    01/09/2015 1:53:02 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 9, 2015 | By Jason Samenow
    Climate change predictions can be scary, and political opposition to climate action is fierce. But EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says she can’t help but be optimistic about the future. McCarthy, speaking at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday, struck a decidedly positive tone. “If there is ever a challenge where the U.S. can shine and provide leadership, it is the challenge of climate change,” she said. “The real danger and the real economic problem we face is not taking action,” McCarthy said. She emphasized the importance of the work of the thousands of weather and...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown Touts Climate Change Fight

    01/06/2015 3:50:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Businass Daily ^ | January 6, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Environmentalism: Re-upping on delusional climate-change fantasies, "Governor Moonbeam" asked in his inauguration speech Monday for the Golden State to meet half its energy needs with renewable energy by 2030. Gov. Jerry Brown, who leads the state that hosted Solyndra, embraces bird-chopping wind turbines and builds crispy critter-producing solar panel farms, is a leading advocate of renewable energy and environmental protection. As pollution from coal-fired plants and industries in China wafted across the Pacific, he took a deep breath at his fourth inauguration as the state's chief executive and doubled down on green energy's failed promise by tasking California to fight...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown takes fourth oath; targets climate change

    01/05/2015 2:35:32 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 5, 2015 | BY CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO
    Forty years after first taking the oath as governor of California, Democrat Jerry Brown was sworn in to an historic fourth term Monday, proposing sweeping changes to address global climate change while offering a measured approach to targeting the state’s long-term financial liabilities. Brown said he would push to reduce petroleum use in cars by up to 50 percent; increase from a third to a half the required proportion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources and make heating fuels cleaner – all within 15 years.
  • White House Climate Lunacy

    01/04/2015 10:35:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/15 | Alan Caruba
    How the Earth is getting both colder and warmer at the same time defies reality, but that is of little concern to Dr. Holdren As January 2014 arrived with a blast of cold air ominously dubbed the “polar vortex”, the White House released a video in which the Chief Science Advisor to President Obama, Dr. John Holdren, managed to get on both sides of it, declaring the “extreme cold” to be “a pattern that we expect to see with increasing frequency as global warming continues.” How the Earth is getting both colder and warmer at the same time defies reality,...
  • 2014: Year of Futility in the Fight Against Climate Change

    01/02/2015 1:02:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Heartland ^ | 12/31/14 | Steve Goreham
    **SNIP** The Obama administration continued its attack on coal-fired power plants, which provide about 40 percent of US electricity. In June, the EPA proposed new restrictions on carbon emissions that would make it vitually impossible to build a new coal-fired plant in the US. At the same time, more than 1,200 new coal-fired plants are planned across the world, with two-thirds to be built in India and China. In his 2007 Noble Prize acceptance speech, former Vice President Al Gore warned that the arctic ice could be gone in “as little as seven years.” But arctic sea ice rebounded in...
  • Sony hacker threat against CNN ´is a hoax´: Nashville writer claims credit for post

    12/31/2014 7:52:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/31/14 | Michael Zennie
    A hacking threat against CNN that rose to the FBI attention is actually a hoax, claims a freelance writer from Tennessee who is claiming responsibility for the post. David Garrett Jr., from Nashville, says he we the one who posted to the anonymous site ´pastebin´ claiming to be Sony hackers the ´Guardians of Peace.´ It included the bizarre demand that CNN should turn over anchor Wolf Blitzer. It is believed that the FBI issued a Joint Intelligence Bulletin based on that post that warned CNN and other media companies that hack attacks could be in the works.
  • New U.S. climate model project getting cautious praise

    12/30/2014 3:24:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | December 30, 2014 | By Eli Kintisch
    Fifteen months ago, academic climate scientists expressed worries that a new climate model sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) was going to harm existing modeling efforts, siphoning off talent and funding when federally funded science is short on both. The biggest concern: that the Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project, meant to forecast local impacts of climate change and to be used on DOE’s future exascale supercomputers, would dilute resources from the Community Earth System Model (CESM). That model, managed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, is built on science and code...
  • Pope Francis Delves Deeper Into Leftist Politics by Pushing Global Warming Hoax

    12/29/2014 5:11:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 47 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 12/29/14
    You know the Catholic Church is in trouble when the left-wing Guardian refers to Francis as the “superman pope.” He didn’t earn this dubious honor just by brokering Obama’s embrace of the communist slave state in Cuba. He has promoted state-inflicted poverty by attacking economic freedom and is now pushing the global warming hoax: In 2015, the pope will issue a lengthy message on the subject to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, give an address to the UN general assembly and call a summit of the world’s main religions. The reason for such frenetic activity, says Bishop Marcelo Sorondo, chancellor...
  • Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches [Climate Hoax]

    12/28/2014 9:06:22 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 137 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 27 Dec 2014 | John Vidal
    Following a visit in March to Tacloban, the Philippine city devastated in 2012 by typhoon Haiyan, the pope will publish a rare encyclical on climate change and human ecology. Urging all Catholics to take action on moral and scientific grounds, the document will be sent to the world’s 5,000 Catholic bishops and 400,000 priests, who will distribute it to parishioners.
  • Scientists connect the dots from identifying to preventing dangerous climate risks

    12/23/2014 3:30:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | December 23, 2014 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    ... There were many AGU talks about the climate impacts we’re already seeing. For example, human-caused global warming is amplifying many types of extreme weather like drought, heat waves, and storms. Climate and social scientists have struggled to communicate this urgency to the public. While most people accept that humans are changing the climate, few understand the urgency of mitigating these risks. This is particularly a problem for ideological conservatives. Among social scientists, a consensus is forming that more climate-specific knowledge translates into greater acceptance of the science and support for mitigation. However, facts are more effective when ideological barriers...
  • WH Science Advisor: 'Human-Caused Warming' SAVING Earth from 'Another Ice Age'

    12/23/2014 10:48:07 AM PST · by kingattax · 38 replies
    mrctv ^ | 12-23-14 | By Craig Bannister
    Man-made global warming is saving the Earth from “another ice age,” White House Science Advisor Eric Holdren says in a new video promoting man-made global warming theory: “We know beyond any reasonable doubt that humans are the main cause of the warming of the earth’s climate that has been measured over the past few decades. The warming is unequivocal. “While the climate of the earth has changed over the millennia as a result of natural factors – principally changes in the tilt and orientation of the earth’s axis and rotation, and in the shape of its orbit around the sun...
  • Beavers And Climate Change

    12/22/2014 3:46:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    WFMY News 2 ^ | December 22, 2014
    Researchers at EurekAlert say that our efforts to protect the beaver from extinction have had eco-unfriendly side effects. Beaver’s numbers have rebounded thanks to efforts across the globe to protect them. The new research states that as their numbers rise they are contributing to climate change. Beavers create dams in shallow ponds, which then can host increasing levels of carbon as biological material accumulates on the pond floor. This accumulation results in methane, a greenhouse gas that does not dissolve in the pond, but instead enters the atmosphere. The study shows that today beaver ponds release 200 times more methane...
  • Another threat from climate change: bad-tasting shrimp

    12/22/2014 3:20:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 22, 2014 | by Michael Hiltzik
    Some of the consequences of climate change are obvious -- shrinking polar ice caps, rising sea levels, more damaging floods -- and some are subtle. Among the latter, we can now add bad-tasting seafood. So concludes a team of researchers led by Sam Dupe of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, recently published in the Journal of Shellfish Research. They tested shrimp raised for three weeks in seawater of average pH versus shrimp raised in acidic waters, similar to conditions that may prevail as the continued emission of excess carbon dioxide turns the oceans more acidic. Seafood is an important source...
  • NY Mag writer out at Bloomberg after high school hoax

    12/21/2014 9:44:55 AM PST · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 19, 2014 | Post Wires
    Jessica Pressler is no longer going to work at Bloomberg’s investigation unit after the disgraced New York magazine writer penned last week’s story about the Stuyvesant High School senior who allegedly made $72 million trading stocks, only to have it proved a hoax.
  • The 15 worst Internet hoaxes of 2014 — and where the pranksters are now

    12/20/2014 10:15:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    WAPO ^ | Dec. 18, 2014 | Caitlin Dewey
    If 2013 was “the year of the viral hoax,” what then should we call 2014 — a year slightly older, slightly wiser, and even more full of moronic shenanigans? This was the year, after all, that saw the rise of the fake news industry: a cynical (and profitable!) enterprise that churns out convincing hoax-news for clicks. This was also, arguably, the year that properly ushered in the worst of the bogus fact/photo Twitter accounts, a la @UberFacts or @HistoryInPics. And that’s not even getting into the pranks, the “viral” attention-seeking, and the outright bald-faced lies — made for infamy, lolz...
  • Friends of UVa rape accuser raise fresh doubts about story, citing phone records

    12/16/2014 9:48:40 AM PST · by FamiliarFace · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, December 15, 2014 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    Three friends of the alleged University of Virginia rape victim are growing more skeptical about her account, saying they have doubts about information she gave them and why she belatedly tried to get herself deleted from the Rolling Stone article that engulfed their campus in controversy. The friends say among their concerns is the fact that the woman, named only as “Jackie” in the article, gave them a cellphone number so they could text a man she said she was seeing about three weeks before she alleged she was gang-raped at a fraternity house. Eventually, the friends ended up with...
  • Too good to check: New York Magazine’s teen-genius trader turns out to be a hoax

    12/16/2014 6:35:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/16/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Old and busted, legacy media edition: Layers of fact checkers and editors. New hotness: “There was this one time, in band camp …” Yet another big, splashy mainstream media story has collapsed, although the damage from New York Magazine’s tall tale of a teen-genius stock traders and the New York Post’s follow-up is entirely limited to the two publications’ reputations. Jessica Pressler wrote this weekend that Mo Islam, a 17-year-old student, had amassed a $72 million fortune during his participation in a high-school trading club, apparently without asking some basic questions about how a minor could trade and how...
  • America continues to protect gun nuts, even though Newtown remains wounded 2 years after shooting

    12/15/2014 8:15:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 14, 2014 | Mike Lupica
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Peg Brokaw, 95, had missed the early Saturday morning Mass at St. Rose of Lima, on Church Hill Road in Newtown, but said she would go inside and say a prayer, anyway. She has lived in this town a long time, and tells you her son is a retired policeman here, one who still directs traffic in front of the church occasionally. And because this was another December in Newtown, two years now since 20 children and six adults were shot dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary, because Peg Brokaw stood outside what became the church of small coffins in...
  • Here Are EIGHT Campus Rape Hoaxes Eerily Like The UVA Rape Story

    12/15/2014 4:45:17 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12-14-2014 | ERIC OWENS
    <p>In a now-infamous Nov. 19 story in Rolling Stone, disgraced journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely asserted that at least five members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity gang-raped a freshman named Jackie at a frat house party, then left her in a bloodstained dress to exit via a conveniently vacant side staircase.</p>