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  • Creation of sustainable jobs at centre of UN youth forum

    05/06/2012 10:37:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    UN News Centre ^ | May 4, 2012
    The creation of green jobs is essential to ensure a sustainable future, United Nations officials stressed today at a forum held at the Organization’s Headquarters in New York aimed at giving young people a platform to voice their concerns, experiences and ideas to tackle youth unemployment. In her address to participants, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro stressed that youth are mobilizing like never before and that their ideas can help countries achieve their sustainable development objectives. “Young people can drive the global push for green growth. As entrepreneurs, consumers and leaders, they can adopt new lifestyles that respect our planet. They...
  • Human choices drive climate changes

    05/05/2012 9:14:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Morning Sentinel ^ | May 5, 2012 | by David F. Robinson
    FARMINGTON -- Maine is going to look a lot different in 100 years if climate change trends continue on the same upward trajectory. Moose may all but disappear from the forests, replaced by migrations of white-tail deer. The forests themselves will probably be taken over by trees found today as far south as Maryland, rather than the red spruce that make Maine's woods unique. Even black-capped chickadees, the state bird, may start to head farther north for cooler climes. These are just a few of the potential changes in store for Maine according to many scientists, who have been predicting...
  • Federal energy policy? Be careful what you wish for

    05/05/2012 7:09:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Salem News (OH) ^ | May 5, 2012 | Editorial
    Last month President Barack Obama signed an executive order that could lead to more federal rules on gas drilling. Obama said it is important to take advantage of natural gas resources, but he added air and water quality must be safeguarded. Of course. But what Obama did last week was to establish a "working group" to coordinate federal oversight of the natural gas industry. It will be headed by Heather Zichal, who is deputy assistant to the president for energy and climate change. Zichal is no friend of fossil fuels. She once worked with the Sierra Club and was an...
  • Obama vows to fight for climate action, make global warming a key 2012 issue (Inner Weatherman)

    04/25/2012 6:34:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/12 | Ben Geman
    Obama vows to fight for climate action, make global warming a key 2012 issueBy Ben Geman - 04/25/12 10:40 AM ET President Obama is vowing to make the case for action on global warming during the 2012 campaign. “I suspect that over the next six months, this is going to be a debate that will become part of the campaign, and I will be very clear in voicing my belief that we're going to have to take further steps to deal with climate change in a serious way,” Obama told Rolling Stone magazine in a newly published interview. Obama’s comments...
  • BP Spill Sickens People; What Thoreau Tells About Global Warming (The planet will kill you - NOW!)

    04/21/2012 6:38:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/19/12 | Dino Grandoni
    BP Spill Sickens People; What Thoreau Tells About Global WarmingBy Dino Grandoni | The Atlantic Wire – Thu, Apr 19, 2012 **SNIP** USA Today on the EPA's failure with cleaning up smelting sites Oil spills certainly aren't the only way to create a health crisis. USA Today offers an investigation into the government turning a blind eye toward old smelting sites, which can (and do) give folks living nearby lead poisoning. Until the 1970s and 1980s, factories processing lead spewed out plumes of smokes laden with the toxic metal that accumulated in nearby soils. The problem today, according to the...
  • Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

    04/20/2012 4:07:18 PM PDT · by LegendHasIt · 49 replies
    AP / King5.com ^ | 4-20-12 | Lolita C. Baldo
    For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer. Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down. The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're...
  • Clean Technology on the Brink

    04/18/2012 2:00:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 18, 2012 | By JOHN M. BRODER
    Clean energy technology has grown robustly and come down in price in recent years, driven by hefty government stimulus spending, expectations of future regulation and substantial private investment. But that technology is going to fall off a cliff unless government steps in quickly to revitalize the solar, wind, nuclear, battery and clean vehicle sectors with new spending and federal policy, according to a new study from three research groups. The study notes that the tens of billions of dollars from President Obama’s stimulus program are drying up, even as tax breaks that have supported wind and solar power generation are...
  • Obama Administration Again Proposes Polar Bear Extinction Plan

    04/17/2012 3:55:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Center for Biological Diversity ^ | April 17, 2012 | by Kassie Siegel
    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration announced today that it is reissuing a Bush-era regulation that sharply limits protections for polar bears under the Endangered Species Act. Both the current proposal and the previous Bush rule exclude activities occurring outside the range of polar bears — such as the greenhouse gas emissions of industrial polluters like coal plants — from regulations that could help stop the bear’s extinction. Today’s announcement comes as a result of a court order that struck down the Bush rule in October 2011. “If polar bears are to survive we have to directly confront the greatest threat to...
  • Tennessee teacher law could boost creationism, climate denial

    04/13/2012 3:26:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 13, 2012 | By Deborah Zabarenko
    (Reuters) - A new Tennessee law protects teachers who explore the "scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses" of evolution and climate change, a move science education advocates say could make it easier for creationism and global warming denial to enter U.S. classrooms. The measure, which became law Tuesday, made Tennessee the second state, after Louisiana, to enable teachers to more easily teach alternative theories to the widely accepted scientific concepts of evolution and human-caused climate change. At least five other states considered similar legislation this year. The heart of the law is protection for teachers who "help students understand, analyze, critique,...
  • No Global Warming For 15 Years

    04/08/2012 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Signalman · 43 replies
    IceCap ^ | 4/2/2012 | IceCAp
    No Global Warming For 15 Years New UK Met Office global temperature data confirms that the world has not warmed in the past 15 years. Analysis by the GWPF of the newly released HadCRUT4 global temperature database shows that there has been no global warming in the past 15 years - a timescale that challenges current models of global warming. Whether the global temperature standstill of the past 15 years continues or is replaced by warming, as the IPCC predicts, only future data will tell. In the meantime the length of the standstill means that the challenge it offers for...
  • In Defense of David Sarti, the Doomsday Prepper Who Was Declared Mentally Incompetent (Guns Seized)

    03/28/2012 8:30:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | 14 February, 2012 | Daisy Luther
    We often ask, “What would be the last straw? What would make us take up arms and defend ourselves against the Powers That Be?” Usually, that answer is guns. For most preppers and constitutional activists, losing our weapons would be an affront that would cause us to stand up and take action. That particular insult has happened to one of our community. David Sarti, of Lebanon, TN, recently appeared on National Geographic’s program Doomsday Preppers. The producers motives with this show are questionable, from a prepping perspective. They seemed to have sought out people who are real “characters” – the...
  • UN climate panel ties some weather extremes to global warming

    03/28/2012 4:03:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 28, 2012 | By msnbc.com staff
    Warming has led to changes in climate extremes such as heat waves, record high temperatures and, in many regions, heavy precipitation since 1950, the U.N. climate panel warned in a report Wednesday. "It is very likely that there has been an overall decrease in the number of cold days and nights, and an overall increase in the number of warm days and nights, at the global scale," the scientists wrote. Some populations are already living on the edge of disaster, given the projected increases in the magnitude or frequency of some extreme events in many regions, the report stated. "Small...
  • Green Power: Wind power does not help to avert climate change

    03/18/2012 3:28:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Economic Times ^ | March 18, 2012
    Efforts to stem global warming have nurtured a strong urge worldwide to deploy renewable energy. As a result, the use of wind turbines has increased 10-fold over the past decade, with wind power often touted as the most cost-effective green opportunity. While wind energy is cheaper than other, more ineffective renewables, such as solar, tidal and ethanol, it is nowhere near competitive. If it were, we wouldn't have to keep spending significant sums to subsidise it. Using the UK Electricity Generation Costs 2010 update and measuring in cost per produced kw-hour, wind is still 20-200% more expensive than the cheapest...
  • New figures: More of US at risk to sea level rise

    03/14/2012 6:54:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | March14, 2012
    WASHINGTON — Global warming-fueled sea level rise over the next century could flood 3.7 million people in 544 U.S. cities temporarily, according to a new method of looking at risking of rising seas published in two scientific papers. The cities that have the most people living within three feet (one meter) of high tide — the projected sea level rise by the year 2100 made by many scientists and computer models — are in Florida, Louisiana, and New York. New York City, often not thought of as a city prone to flooding, has 141,000 people at risk, which is second...
  • School Standards Wade into Climate Debate

    03/12/2012 5:42:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 11, 2012 | By TENNILLE TRACY
    After many years in which evolution was the most contentious issue in science education, climate change is now the battle du jour in school districts across the country. The fight could heat up further in April, when several national bodies are set to release a draft of new science standards that include detailed instruction on climate change. The groups preparing the standards include the National Research Council, which is part of the congressionally chartered National Academies. They are working from a document they drew up last year that says climate change is caused in part by manmade events, such as...
  • Dramatic Front Page WashPost Story of Lesbian-Scarred-by-Priest Scandal Begins to Fall Apart

    03/07/2012 9:51:49 PM PST · by Jahoohio · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/7/2012 | Tim Graham
    On February 29, The Washington Post created a scandal for the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington by dramatizing the denial of communion to lesbian activist Barbara Johnson at her mother’s funeral. Reporter Michelle Boorstein painted an emotional picture of a Catholic daughter being publicly shamed by a priest at her lowest moment. But new details keep ruining the Post’s report. Thomas Peters at Catholic Vote today reveals that Johnson has publicly declared she is a Buddhist, and not a Catholic! The Post is going to need to fill the Corrections box.
  • Climate change research is costing Australian taxpayers $300 million

    03/04/2012 8:20:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 4, 2012 | by Gemma Jones
    MILLIONS of dollars in government research funding is being ploughed into studies of emotion in climate change messages, ancient economic life in Italy and the history of the moon. Studies of sleeping snails and determining if Australian birds are getting smaller because of climate change have also been allocated funding in the latest round of grants totalling $300 million by the Australian Research Council. Another project titled "Sending and responding to messages about climate change: the role of emotion and morality" by a Queensland university secured $197,302. The council said it was an important psychology project. The study to determine...
  • Cigarettes' lessons for climate change

    03/04/2012 6:29:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 4, 2012 | By Auden Schendler
    In the 1970s it seemed like we had problems we could never fix — and I'm not talking about white polyester disco suits and the band Air Supply. To punctuate the dismal vibe, everybody smoked, or so it seemed if you were sitting on an airplane at the edge of the DMZ between the smoking and nonsmoking sections. But then something funny happened. We tackled those problems. A move toward more fuel-efficient vehicles, plus Alaskan oil and geopolitical changes, gave us a breather from the tyranny of oil. How'd we do it? The answer is worth considering as we struggle...
  • Bright the latest Indiana electric vehicle startup to call it quits

    02/29/2012 9:37:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 29, 2012 | By Julie Wernau
    Just when it seemed like things couldn't get worse, Indiana received more bad news on the electric vehicle front Wednesday as another promising hopeful announced it would call it quits. Bright Automotive, which had plans to deliver 300 manufacturing jobs to Indiana by 2012 pending the outcome of a loan from the Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program, announced Wednesday it has withdrawn its DOE application and will wind down operations in Indiana. In a scathing letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Bright Automotive Chief Executive Reuben Munger and Chief Operating Officer Mike Donoughe described an overly bureaucratic...
  • The Pershing solution to terrorism

    02/26/2012 8:12:25 PM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Speedy Media
    From Speedy Media: Just before World War I, there were a number of terrorist attacks on the United States forces in the Philippines, by Muslim extremists. General Pershing captured 50 terrorists, and had them tied to posts for execution. He had his is men slaughter two pigs, in front of the horrified terrorists The soldiers soaked their bullets in the pig's blood, and proceeded to execute 49 of the terrorists by firing squad. The soldiers dug a big hole, dumped in the terrorist's bodies, and covered them in pig blood, entrails, etc. They let the 50th man go. And for...
  • Little People: Will Climate Change Shrink the Species?

    02/26/2012 9:27:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies · 2+ views
    TIME ^ | February 24, 2012 | By JEFFREY KLUGER
    If you think there are no new reasons to get freaked out by climate change, try this: There’s at least a theoretical possibility that a warmer and warmer world could lead to tinier and tinier humans. That’s the inevitable conclusion of a just-published study of Siferhippus sandae, the littlest horse that ever lived. The Siferhippus sandae first appeared about 56 million years ago, and it was never a terribly prepossessing creature, weighing no more than 12 lbs. (5.5 kg). While it was not exactly built for steeplechase running, its skeletal architecture — not to mention its unmistakably equine face —...
  • Obama's Favorite Algae Company

    02/26/2012 9:18:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | February 26, 2012 | by Jeff McMahon
    President Obama’s reference to algae in his Thursday energy speech drew flak over the weekend from Newt Gingrich, who called it “weird” before calling algal biofuel “a terrific concept.” But Obama had political reasons to promote algae in Florida, the sunny, swampy, politically-volatile state he carried in 2008. The Obama Administration has already sunk $25 million into a Florida company—Alganol Biofuels—that is building an algae biorefinery using a patented technology that promises to streamline the process of extracting oils from algae so they be converted to ethanol. “We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline and diesel and jet...
  • Gay Student Alleges Attack over Gay Marriage Article [hoax?]

    02/20/2012 6:48:29 AM PST · by francke · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Massachusetts News ^ | 2/19/2012 | Massnews
    Destinie Mogg-Barkalow, a junior at Bridgewater State University and assistant editor of the school paper, claimed last week that she was attacked and punched by a couple on campus while she was walking at about 6 p.m.
  • Sierra snowpack study instantly attacked because it undermines AGW claims

    02/19/2012 9:58:25 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | February 15, 2012
    If you want a prototypical example of how climate science has ceased being true science and instead become little more than an ideological battleground, look no further than a study released yesterday showing that, contrary to earlier claims, global warming has had zero effect on the depth of the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range...
  • Global Warming closes 6 power plants

    02/18/2012 7:37:18 AM PST · by bray · 22 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 2/18/12 | bray
    We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us: but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. God’s LOVE and Ours. 1 John 4:6 The second biggest threat to America’s freedom is the Global Warming scam. This week FirstEnergy Corp announced it is closing six coal fired plants since they cannot afford to meet the EPA’s global warming standards. Never mind there is no manmade global warming or greenhouse gasses the EPA is using it as an excuse to destroy the...
  • Obama bypasses Congress again on climate change

    02/17/2012 9:37:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    USA Today | February 17, 2012 | By Wendy Koch
    Link only per posting rules: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2012/02/obama-bypasses-congress-on-climate-change/1#.Tz6MF8mF_9I
  • Climate Action: Stopping Global Warming Through the Back Door

    02/16/2012 9:54:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    TIME blog ^ | February 16, 2012 | By BRYAN WALSH
    When it comes to dealing with climate change—and reducing carbon emissions, the top man-made cause of warming—the international community is doing a crap job. The U.N. process is bogged down, with ambitions that seem to shrink each year even as the summits themselves grow longer and longer. So with the front door locked on climate action, it might be time to try the back. That’s why the U.S.—as well as representatives from the U.N. and several other countries—is getting behind a new initiative to reduce black carbon, methane and other “short-lived” greenhouse gases, so called because they remain in the...
  • U.S. Joins Effort to Fight Climate Change

    02/16/2012 9:48:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 16, 2012 | By TENNILLE TRACY
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Thursday the formation of a new global coalition to fight emissions other than carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change. The coalition—which includes Sweden, Mexico, Canada, Bangladesh and the U.S. will be funded with $15 million, mostly from the U.S. It hasn't yet determined which actions it will take to reduce the emissions, nor has it identified specific reduction targets. The administration is also putting up federal dollars for clean-energy investments, unveiling a 2013 budget plan this week that sets aside hundreds of millions of dollars for wind, solar and other clean-energy...
  • Federal funds flow to clean-energy firms with Obama administration ties

    02/15/2012 11:49:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2012 | By Carol D. Leonnig and Joe Stephens
    Sanjay Wagle was a venture capitalist and Barack Obama fundraiser in 2008, rallying support through a group he headed known as Clean Tech for Obama. Shortly after Obama’s election, he left his California firm to join the Energy Department, just as the administration embarked on a massive program to stimulate the economy with federal investments in clean-technology firms. During the next three years, the department provided $2.4 billion in public funding to clean-energy companies in which Wagle’s former firm, Vantage Point Venture Partners, had invested, a Washington Post analysis found. Overall, the Post found that $3.9 billion in federal grants...
  • Hundreds dead – MSN enthuses about “Wacky & Wonderful Weather Phenomena”

    02/15/2012 6:29:41 AM PST · by Ektelon · 7 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | 2-14-12 | Robert
    Villages buried under 4-5 meters of snow . … and MSN writes of “Wacky & Wonderful Weather Phenomena.” 140,000 trapped by snow – Death toll rises past 550, people tunneling through 15 feet of snow to get out of their homes, hundreds of barns collapse in Italy … and MSN writes of “Wacky & Wonderful Weather Phenomena.” Unbelievable.
  • Farmers May Have Kicked Off Local Climate Change 3,500 Years Ago

    02/13/2012 9:38:12 AM PST · by Sopater · 25 replies
    Scientific American ^ | February 10, 2012 | David Biello
    Humans may have been causing climate change for much longer than we’ve been burning fossil fuels. In fact, the agrarian revolution may have started human-induced climate changes long before the industrial revolution began to sully the skies. How? Through the clearing of forests, which still remains the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. Sediment cores from the mouth of the Congo River—the deepest river in the world—suggest that humans may have played a significant role in changing the landscapes of Central Africa. That river curves through the world’s second-biggest lingering tropical forest, but it and its tributaries...
  • Valentine's Day destroyed by climate change?

    02/11/2012 9:18:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 10, 2012 | By Dean Kuipers
    ... A new mini-report from the environmental group Climate Nexus points out that climate change is poised to wreck Valentine’s Day, or at least change it significantly, by threatening chocolate production. That’s right. Global warming is very bad for chocolate. Research from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture found last year that as temperatures rise, the principal growing regions for cocoa could shrink. Other elements of the Climate Nexus report say similar changes are already affecting the best sugar cane areas of the world, and are partially responsible for a 30% decrease in sugar production in Indonesia in 2011. Also,...
  • Chu: Expect more ('inherent risk' green technology) loan guarantee failures

    02/10/2012 3:22:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/10/12 | Ben Geman
    Chu: Expect more loan guarantee failuresBy Ben Geman - 02/10/12 05:47 PM ET Energy Secretary Steven Chu again warned Friday that more recipients of Energy Department green technology loan guarantees will likely collapse even as he touted the strength of the program overall. The warning comes as many Republicans are continuing to assail the green energy loan program as a risky use of taxpayer dollars. “We have always known that there were inherent risks in backing innovative technologies at full commercial scale, and it is very likely that there will be other companies in the portfolio that won’t succeed,” Chu...
  • ‘The environmental movement has lost its way’

    02/10/2012 8:57:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Financial Post (Canada) ^ | February 9, 2012 | by Yadullah Hussain
    Professor Ian Clark just does not see any evidence of oil sands contributing to global warming. That’s quite a stand to take in the face of a global environmental community that considers the development of the Canadian heavy oil industry tantamount to hastening the end of the world.But Prof. Clark can claim to know a bit more about the science behind climate change than the average person. As a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Ottawa, he focuses on paleoclimatology — the study of changes in climate taken on the scale of the entire history...
  • Climate plan for Stockton has hefty price tag

    02/09/2012 8:53:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Stockton Record (CA) ^ | February 9, 2012 | By Alex Breitler
    STOCKTON - The city has a tentative plan to combat climate change, more than three years after reaching a legal settlement with the Sierra Club and then-Attorney General Jerry Brown. It wouldn't be cheap. If adopted by the Stockton City Council later this year, the plan could cost the city $28.5 million and could cost the private sector $240 million, the document says. The plan itself acknowledges it would require "substantial effort on the part of the entire Stockton community" at a time when people are struggling to pay their bills and keep businesses open.
  • The Himalayas and nearby peaks have lost no ice in past 10 years, study shows

    02/08/2012 1:16:31 PM PST · by grundle · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8 February 2012 | Damian Carrington
    The world's greatest snow-capped peaks, which run in a chain from the Himalayas to Tian Shan on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan, have lost no ice over the last decade, new research shows. The discovery has stunned scientists, who had believed that around 50bn tonnes of meltwater were being shed each year and not being replaced by new snowfall. The study is the first to survey all the world's icecaps and glaciers and was made possible by the use of satellite data. The melting of Himalayan glaciers caused controversy in 2009 when a report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel...
  • Who says manmade CO2 causes catastrophic global warming?

    02/07/2012 5:03:17 PM PST · by landsbaum · 12 replies
    We enjoyed the letter to the Wall Street Journal last week from 16 scientists who said there’s “no need to panic about global warming,” and of course it drew a response from a warming faction of scientists saying essentially, “yes there is.” Adding some perspective to this they-said/they-said back and forth is yet another letter we saw today from Martin Hertzberg . . .
  • Scientists: World’s oldest organism faces threat from global warming

    02/07/2012 4:24:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    The State Column ^ | February 7, 2012
    A team of scientists say that sprawling seagrass in the shallows of the Mediterranean may be the oldest living organisms on Earth, far older than humanity itself. Working off of DNA samples, a team of scientists say clumps of seagrass between Spain and Cyprus could be as old as hundred of thousands of years old. The study comes as scientists have sought to increase studies concerning how various organisms will face the changes from global warming. The team of scientists studying the seagrass say that the organism is facing threats from higher than normal sea temperatures and pollutants introduced by...
  • 'Germany's George Monbiot' turns climate sceptic

    02/07/2012 10:55:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | February 7, 2012 | James Delingpole
    One of the fathers of Germany’s modern green movement, Professor Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt, a social democrat and green activist, decided to author a climate science skeptical book together with geologist/paleontologist Dr. Sebastian Lüning. Vahrenholt’s skepticism started when he was asked to review an IPCC report on renewable energy. He found hundreds of errors. When he pointed them out, IPCC officials simply brushed them aside. Stunned, he asked himself, “Is this the way they approached the climate assessment reports?” Vahrenholt decided to do some digging. His colleague Dr. Lüning also gave him a copy of Andrew Montford’s The Hockey Stick Illusion....
  • Sea ice loss said driving European chill

    02/07/2012 10:42:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    UPI.com ^ | February 6, 2012
    LONDON -- Meteorologists say ice-free seas in the arctic caused by global warming could explain a chill wind covering much of Europe that has killed more than 300 people. Experts said they believe complex wind patterns are being affected as melting arctic sea ice has exposes huge areas of normally frozen ocean to the atmosphere above, bringing bitterly cold weather to Britain and the rest of Europe. The loss of arctic sea ice could be influencing high-pressure weather systems over northern Russia that bring very cold winds from the arctic and Siberia to Western Europe and the British Isles, scientists...
  • The Ark of the Covenant found burred under a trash pile in Jerusalem.

    02/06/2012 5:49:40 AM PST · by kquinn856 · 42 replies
    Ron Wyatt ^ | Dec. 22, 2011 | Kevin Quinn
    They found the Ark of the Covenant where Moses placed the 10 Commandments, in a cave under Golgotha. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior. Who would have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 Tim 2:3-6 Rom 3:28-30 Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes of the...
  • Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth

    02/05/2012 6:24:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 5, 2012 | By Julie Cart
    Environmentalists are torn over the high cost of breaking reliance on fossil fuels. Industrial-scale solar development is well underway in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. The federal government has furnished more public property to this cause than it has for oil and gas exploration over the last decade — 21 million acres. In the fight against climate change, the Mojave Desert is about to take one for the team. "I have spent my entire career thinking of myself as an advocate on behalf of public lands and acting for their protection," said Johanna Wald, a veteran environmental...
  • No danger to students, authorities say as investigation continues (Hate crime hoax alert)

    02/04/2012 5:33:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    The Journal Times - Racine Wisconsin ^ | Feb 3, 2012 | CHRISTINE WON and MICHAEL BURKE
    JournalTimes.com No danger to students, authorities say as investigation continues Deputies: Parkside student confesses to creating list CHRISTINE WON and MICHAEL BURKE christine.won@journaltimes.com, mburke@journaltimes.com | Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 4:16 pm SOMERS — Following days of reported hate crimes and heightened security at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, a student has confessed to creating the list threatening black students because she wanted greater attention to the issue, according to authorities Friday night. The suspect, whose identity was being withheld for her protection, reportedly told authorities she created the fliers — which listed 13 black students by name and threatened they...
  • Three States to Require Insurers to Disclose Climate-Change Response Plans

    02/02/2012 7:49:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 1, 2012 | By FELICITY BARRINGER
    Insurance commissioners in California, New York and Washington State will require that companies disclose how they intend to respond to the risks their businesses and customers face from increasingly severe storms and wildfires, rising sea levels and other consequences of climate change, California’s commissioner said Wednesday. “Our experience and other states’ experience as regulators is you get a far better response rate if you require response to be provided than if you just allow companies to decide when and how they will respond,” said Dave Jones, the California commissioner. “Our goal is to have the most complete, best and accurate...
  • Death Freeze Grips Europe, Killing 80

    02/01/2012 3:12:09 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 1, 2012 | By Enjoli Francis
    The severe cold weather currently gripping Eastern Europe has now spread to Italy and as far south as Turkey. As many as 80 people have died, mainly in Ukraine and Poland, as the death freeze settles over the continent. The Ukraine has suffered the most fatalities as emergency ministries confirmed 43 people had perished in minus-28 degree temperatures. Forecasters have confirmed that this area of high pressure has come from Siberia.
  • Olympics: Tongan luger Bruno Banani exposed as a hoax

    02/01/2012 2:15:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | February 1, 2012 | Amy Willis
    Reminiscent of film Cool Runnings, Bruno Banani, the son of a Tongan coconut farmer, was destined to slide into the history books as Tonga's first Olympic competitor in the sport. [snip] A German underwear company was helping the 24 year-old fulfil his lifelong ambition with sponsorship due to an odd coincidence – he bore the same name as their brand. Alas, all was not as it seemed. German magazine Der Spiegel has unmasked the mischievous luger, whose catchphrase was "coconut-powered", as a hoax – his identity being the clever craftsmanship of a marketing company in Leipzig. ....... Semi, an IT...
  • Forget global warming - it's Cycle 25 we need to worry about

    01/29/2012 10:45:14 PM PST · by jda · 10 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 29 Janaury 2012 | David Rose
    The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years. {snip} Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997. {snip} ‘If temperatures continue to stay flat or start to cool again, the divergence between the models and recorded data will eventually become so great that the...
  • Children just aren't going to know what sun is [Global Cooling?]

    01/29/2012 6:56:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 29, 2012 | By James Delingpole
    There's a great piece by David Rose in the Mail On Sunday nicely summing up what a lot of us here knew already: that the thing we really need to fear right now is not global warming but global cooling. And that, on current evidence, it's global cooling we're going to get. The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years. The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year...
  • SUNY Canton professor says behaviorism could help solve global warming

    01/29/2012 6:42:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    A SUNY Canton faculty member says behaviorism could be instrumental in providing new solutions to global warming. Professor Stephen F. Ledoux’s article in the January-February 2012 issue of American Scientist, “Behaviorism at 100,” says changing people’s behavior is key to tackling the effects of human behavior on the climate. “Natural scientists are working to solve problems like global warming within the limited time frame available before we must experience its worst effects,” Ledoux said. “In that process, scientists note that solutions require changes in human behavior, yet they have lacked definitive access to a natural science of behavior. We now...
  • Global Warming vs. affordable inhalers: An inconvenient truth

    01/29/2012 6:35:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2012 | by Bob Siegel
    The pharmacist seemed sympathetic to my plight. Sadly, he explained that Primatene Mist (an over the counter inhaler for asthmatics) had been taken off the market. I was not surprised. Certainly many doctors have warned people of Primatene’s potential side effects. Oddly enough, medical concerns had nothing to do with its removal. Instead the pharmacist started talking about Global Warming. In denial, I jumped on the internet, hoping against hope that the pharmacist had somehow been mistaken. Instead I found an AP article from late 2011. “Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives...