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  • New Study Says Global Warming May Be Signal of Impending Ice Age

    03/03/2010 6:49:16 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 29 replies · 1,080+ views
    Back in the 1970s before people were screaming about global warming, scientists were warning us that the next ice age may be just around the corner. The big freeze scare was eventually pushed aside by the great man-made global warming hoax. Now a new study has been released that global warming may be just the Earth's warning that a new Ice Age is near. In the Earth's history thus far, there have been periods where glaciers covered much of Europe, each lasting about 100,000 years. These are separated by warmer interglacial periods lasting around 10,000 years. We are currently at...
  • North American snow models miss the mark – observed trend opposite of the predictions

    02/20/2010 2:13:11 AM PST · by justa-hairyape · 38 replies · 947+ views
    Watts Up With That ? ^ | February 19, 2010 | Steven Goddard and Anthony Watts
    While some other bloggers and journalists insist that recent winter snows are proof of global warming effects, they miss the fact that models have been predicting less snow in the northern hemisphere. See this 2005 peer reviewed paper: Frei, A. and G. Gong, 2005. Decadal to Century Scale Trends in North American Snow Extent in Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Models. Geophysical Research Letters, 32:L18502, doi: 10.1029/2005GL023394. It says exactly the opposite of what some are saying now. – Anthony A 2005 Columbia University study titled “WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT SNOW COVER OVER NORTH AMERICA?” ran nine climate models used by...
  • Cave reveals Southwest's abrupt climate swings during Ice Age

    01/20/2010 2:11:19 PM PST · by decimon · 22 replies · 972+ views
    University of Arizona ^ | Jan 20, 2010 | Unknown
    Ice Age climate records from an Arizona stalagmite link the Southwest's winter precipitation to temperatures in the North Atlantic, according to new research. The finding is the first to document that the abrupt changes in Ice Age climate known from Greenland also occurred in the southwestern U.S., said co-author Julia E. Cole of the University of Arizona in Tucson. "It's a new picture of the climate in the Southwest during the last Ice Age," said Cole, a UA professor of geosciences. "When it was cold in Greenland, it was wet here, and when it was warm in Greenland, it was...
  • Earth On The Brink Of An Ice Age

    01/14/2010 5:20:24 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 1,314+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | 1-14-2010 | Pravda
    Earth On The Brink Of An Ice Age Politics / Climate Change Jan 14, 2010 - 11:27 AM By: Pravda The earth is now on the brink of entering another Ice Age, according to a large and compelling body of evidence from within the field of climate science. Many sources of data which provide our knowledge base of long-term climate change indicate that the warm, twelve thousand year-long Holocene period will rather soon be coming to an end, and then the earth will return to Ice Age conditions for the next 100,000 years. Ice cores, ocean sediment cores, the geologic...
  • Citrus farmers report significant damage to crops

    01/11/2010 8:12:44 PM PST · by justa-hairyape · 34 replies · 846+ views
    mysuncoast.com ^ | Jan 11, 2010 03:22 PM | ABC - 7
    ARCADIA - The cold weather is a shock to many people's system, and an even bigger shock to the state's lucrative orange crop. And after Sunday night's deep freeze, damage reports are starting to come in from citrus growers throughout the state. Growers say that overnight freezing temperatures partially destroyed their citrus groves, but it will be days before they know the extent of the damage. Growers spent Monday slicing fruit with knives to check for damage. "You could get it from a quarter of an inch to all the way through the fruit...you would see ice crystals." Carlton says...
  • Key West Smashes Record Low By Six Degrees

    01/11/2010 3:20:54 AM PST · by jsh3180 · 24 replies · 1,583+ views
    Key West NWS ^ | 01/11/2010 | Key West NWS
    .CLIMATE... THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT KEY WEST AIRPORT HAS ALREADY DROPPED TO 42 DEGREES AS OF 5 AM. THIS SMASHES THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD LOW OF 48 DEGREES WHICH WAS SET IN 1970. ONLY TWO LOWER TEMPERATURES HAVE EVER BEEN RECORDED IN KEY WEST...WHICH ARE THE ALL-TIME RECORD LOWS OF 41 DEGREES ON JANUARY 13 1981 AND JANUARY 12 1886. TEMPERATURE RECORDS IN KEY WEST DATE BACK TO 1873. WITH A COUPLE OF HOURS YET TO GO BEFORE SUNRISE...THERE IS STILL A WINDOW FOR FURTHER COOLING TO OCCUR...AND WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR TEMPS VERY CLOSELY. ALSO OF NOTE IS THAT...
  • December 2009: Second Snowiest on Record in the Northern Hemisphere

    01/11/2010 2:16:38 AM PST · by justa-hairyape · 15 replies · 625+ views
    Watts Up With That ? ^ | January 10, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    According to the Rutgers University Global Snow Lab, last month had the second greatest December Northern Hemisphere snow cover since records were started in 1966. Snow extent was measured at 45.86 million sq. km, topped only by 1985 at 45.99 million sq. km. North America set a record December extent at 15.98 million sq. km, and the US also set a December record at 4.16 million sq. km. A favorite mantra of the global warming community is that reduced snow cover will reduce the albedo of the earth and provide positive feedback to global warming – causing additional warming. Clearly...
  • Florida Orange Growers Brace for Possible Killing Freeze

    01/09/2010 6:38:57 PM PST · by justa-hairyape · 104 replies · 1,971+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JANUARY 9, 2010, 3:28 P.M. ET | Tom Sellen
    Florida orange growers are bracing for possible crop damage as an arctic blast plunges temperatures to record lows Saturday and Sunday nights. Sleet and snow mixed with rain has been reported Saturday from the Tampa Bay area to near and north of Orlando, the first time snow or sleet has occurred in west-central Florida since Jan. 8, 1996, the National Weather Service in Tampa said. The immediate Tampa Bay area hasn't seen snow since Dec. 23, 1989. While citrus growers fared well on Friday night as temperatures remained above critical levels in the heart of the citrus belt, worries are...
  • Record freeze in Florida (warning posted for MIAMI, iguanas drop from trees)

    01/09/2010 5:04:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 65 replies · 2,614+ views
    Straits Times ^ | 1/10/10
    Record freeze in FloridaJan 10, 2010 MIAMI - A SHARP Arctic front sweeping the United States brought unusual snow to many of the deep southern states on Saturday, and leaving normally balmy Florida shivering from record icy lows. At least nine deaths were blamed on the freezing snap that blanketed much of the central part of the country this week, CNN said. In sub-tropical Florida, Key West - the southernmost point in the continental United States - saw it's coldest day in 112 years, with a low of 47 degrees Fahrenheit (8.3 degrees Celsius). The cold air was expected to...
  • Cold snap pummels unequipped Europe

    01/08/2010 7:09:24 PM PST · by justa-hairyape · 53 replies · 1,973+ views
    CTV News ^ | Friday Jan. 8, 2010 9:10 PM ET | CTV.ca News Staff
    Europeans in the grip of one of the toughest cold snaps in decades are worried about freezing to death in their unequipped homes, as much of the continent continues to experience a Canadian-style deep freeze. Polar wind is sweeping across Europe, from Spain to Sweden, but people in the U.K. are in panic mode as temperatures plummet to -22 degrees Celsius. It's just five degrees shy of a record set in northern Scotland in 1982. The government has ordered manufacturers and other corporations to stop using natural gas so that there will be enough to heat homes. British Prime Minister...
  • Snow covers Britain from head to toe (Amazing photo)

    01/08/2010 2:52:45 AM PST · by Crazieman · 38 replies · 4,301+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 1/7/2010 | Stephen Adams
    Snow covers Britain from head to toe As if dusted with icing sugar, this satellite image of Britain shows the full extent of the snow coverage affecting the country. From head to toe there is barely a patch of land not blanketed by the heaviest snowfall in 50 years. It was taken at 11.15am on Thursday by the NASA satellite Terra and transmitted to the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station.
  • Pensioners burn books for warmth

    01/05/2010 12:50:43 PM PST · by Parody · 26 replies · 891+ views
    Metro ^ | 5th January, 2010 | Miles Erwin
    Volunteers have reported that ‘a large number’ of elderly customers are snapping up hardbacks as cheap fuel for their fires and stoves. Temperatures this week are forecast to plummet as low as -13şC in the Scottish Highlands, with the mercury falling to -6şC in London, -5şC in Birmingham and -7şC in Manchester as one of the coldest winters in years continues to bite. Workers at one charity shop in Swansea, in south Wales, described how the most vulnerable shoppers were seeking out thick books such as encyclopaedias for a few pence because they were cheaper than coal. One assistant said:...
  • Science: Another Ice Age? (Blast to the past. 1974)

    12/18/2009 5:31:12 PM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies · 669+ views
    Time ^ | 6/24/1974 | science staff
    In Africa, drought continues for the sixth consecutive year, adding terribly to the toll of famine victims. During 1972 record rains in parts of the U.S., Pakistan and Japan caused some of the worst flooding in centuries. In Canada's wheat belt, a particularly chilly and rainy spring has delayed planting and may well bring a disappointingly small harvest. Rainy Britain, on the other hand, has suffered from uncharacteristic dry spells the past few springs. A series of unusually cold winters has gripped the American Far West, while New England and northern Europe have recently experienced the mildest winters within anyone's...
  • Scientists stirred to ridicule ice age claims

    04/16/2004 10:17:45 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 308+ views
    The New Scientist ^ | 19:00 15 April 04 | Fred Pearce
    Scientists stirred to ridicule ice age claims   19:00 15 April 04   NewScientist.com news service   Climate scientists have been stirred to ridicule claims in an upcoming Hollywood blockbuster that global warming could trigger a new ice age, a scenario also put forward in a controversial report to the US military.The $125-million epic, The Day After Tomorrow, opens worldwide in May. It will show Manhattan frozen solid after the warm ocean current known as the Gulf Stream shuts down.The movie's release will come soon after a report to the US Department of Defense (DoD) in February predicting that such a shutdown...
  • AP IMPACT: Science not faked, but not pretty (SUUURE...)

    12/12/2009 6:48:51 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 33 replies · 1,473+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 12/12/2009 | SETH BORENSTEIN, RAPHAEL SATTER and MALCOLM RITTER
    LONDON – E-mails stolen from climate scientists show they stonewalled skeptics and discussed hiding data — but the messages don't support claims that the science of global warming was faked, according to an exhaustive review by The Associated Press. The 1,073 e-mails examined by the AP show that scientists harbored private doubts, however slight and fleeting, even as they told the world they were certain about climate change. However, the exchanges don't undercut the vast body of evidence showing the world is warming because of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. The scientists were keenly aware of how their work would be...
  • AccuWeather Forecaster on Climate Change: 'It's Ice not Fire You're Going to Be Worried About'

    12/11/2009 4:42:30 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 54 replies · 1,859+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 11, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    While the wizards of smart are convening in Copenhagen, attempting to solve what they perceive to be the biggest global societal ill - anthropogenic climate change, one of the things that likely won't be discussed is the possibility of the opposite occurring, global cooling. But AccuWeather's chief hurricane forecaster, Joe Bastardi warns it is a bigger threat than global warming. He says the phenomenon is coming, based on three priniciple reasons - 1) Natural reversal of ocean cycles, 2) Low sun spot activity and 3) An increase in volcanic and seismic activity. Bastardi made this case on the Fox Business...
  • Copenhagen climate summit: global warming 'caused by sun's radiation'

    12/08/2009 5:22:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies · 1,378+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/8/2009 | Louise Gray
    As the world gathered in the Danish capital for the UN Climate Change Conference, more than 50 scientists, businessmen and lobby groups met to discuss the arguments against man made global warming. Although the meeting was considerably smaller than the official gathering of 15,000 people meeting down the road, the organisers claimed it could change the course of negotiations. Professor Henrik Svensmark, a physicist at the Danish National Space Center in Copenhagen, said the recent warming period was caused by solar activity. He said the last time the world experienced such high temperatures, during the medieval warming period, the Sun...
  • Ancient Volcano's Devastating Effects Confirmed (Toba eruption and the following Ice Age)

    12/04/2009 3:08:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,018+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | 12/4/09 | LiveScience Staff
    A massive volcanic eruption that occurred in the distant past killed off much of central India's forests and may have pushed humans to the brink of extinction, according to a new study that adds evidence to a controversial topic. The Toba eruption, which took place on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia about 73,000 years ago, released an estimated 800 cubic kilometers of ash into the atmosphere that blanketed the skies and blocked out sunlight for six years. In the aftermath, global temperatures dropped by as much as 16 degrees centigrade (28 degrees Fahrenheit) and life on Earth plunged deeper...
  • Big Freeze: Earth Could Plunge into Sudden Ice Age

    12/02/2009 7:29:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 2,347+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | 12/2/09 | Charles Q. Choi
    In the film, "The Day After Tomorrow," the world gets gripped in ice within the span of just a few weeks. Now research now suggests an eerily similar event might indeed have occurred in the past. Looking ahead to the future, there is no reason why such a freeze shouldn't happen again - and in ironic fashion it could be precipitated if ongoing changes in climate force the Greenland ice sheet to suddenly melt, scientists say. Starting roughly 12,800 years ago, the Northern Hemisphere was gripped by a chill that lasted some 1,300 years. Known by scientists as the Younger...
  • Big freeze plunged Europe into ice age in months

    12/02/2009 9:26:07 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies · 6,409+ views
    European Science Foundation ^ | November 30, 2009 | AlphaGalileo
    William Patterson, from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, and his colleagues have shown that switching off the North Atlantic circulation can force the Northern hemisphere into a mini 'ice age' in a matter of months. Previous work has indicated that this process would take tens of years. Around 12,800 years ago the northern hemisphere was hit by a mini ice-age, known by scientists as the Younger Dryas, and nicknamed the 'Big Freeze', which lasted around 1300 years. Geological evidence shows that the Big Freeze was brought about by a sudden influx of freshwater, when the glacial Lake Agassiz in...
  • Climate Gate and The Global Warming Lie

    11/24/2009 12:37:43 AM PST · by kathsua · 7 replies · 892+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 11/23/09 | TampaDoc
    Its really is funny when you think about it. Its another fuzzy bunny the left has rolled out to demoralize and destroy capitalism. Remember the "whole in the ozone"? Remember they said the ozone would be gone in ten years? That was 1980, within 10 years the hole was the smallest ever recorded. By the way, look for this again, for a long time there was no significant change. So someone came out with a new scale and all of a sudden it looks bad by the "New Scale" so this may be the next "crisis" now that Global Warming...
  • Mini ice age took hold of Europe in months

    11/13/2009 4:48:50 PM PST · by decimon · 48 replies · 2,692+ views
    New Scientist ^ | Nov 11, 2009 | Kate Ravilious
    JUST months - that's how long it took for Europe to be engulfed by an ice age. The scenario, which comes straight out of Hollywood blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow, was revealed by the most precise record of the climate from palaeohistory ever generated. Around 12,800 years ago the northern hemisphere was hit by the Younger Dryas mini ice age, or "Big Freeze". It was triggered by the slowdown of the Gulf Stream, led to the decline of the Clovis culture in North America, and lasted around 1300 years. Until now, it was thought that the mini ice age took...
  • It's Going to be Cold in Copenhagen

    10/20/2009 8:56:20 PM PDT · by GRANGER · 34 replies · 1,931+ views
    NOAA ^ | 20 October 2009 | NOAA
    The north/ne flow of the gulf strean has shut down as of 20 October 2009. This has never happened before in the modern record.
  • Unearthed video: Global alarmist Stephen Schneider In Search Of The Coming Ice Age

    10/12/2009 2:12:53 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies · 972+ views
    I’ve unearthed from the YouTube dustbin what I believe to be some significant video of man-made global warming alarmist extraordinaire Stephen Schneider’s appearance on a May 1978 episode of the old television series, In Search Of…. For this episode, the show was In Search Of…The Coming Ice Age. I used to watch In Search Of… when I was a kid. I loved it. It was mystery documentary series, and one of the things that made it cool was that it was hosted by Leonard Nimoy, i.e. Spock. In Search Of… did shows on such topics as Bigfoot, The Bermuda Triangle,...
  • Stanford U. doesn’t want you to see this video

    10/07/2009 8:13:30 AM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 16 replies · 1,239+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | October 7, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Stanford U. doesn’t want you to see this video By Michelle Malkin  •  October 7, 2009 10:33 AM Via Marc Morano at Climate Depot comes word that Stanford University is trying to cover for one of its leading eco-extremists: Stanford University has banned a skeptical documentary film from airing a climate change interview with one of its prominent warming activist professors, Stephen Schneider. After legal threats from Stanford University — apparently on behalf of Prof. Schneider — the documentary filmmakers were forced to use a blank screen and an actor had to read the transcript of Schneider’s already taped but legally banned...
  • Global warming hysteria on the rocks

    09/05/2009 7:03:21 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 1,271+ views
    NJ.com ^ | September 03, 2009 | Paul Mulshine
    I've noted in the past the one big flaw in the global-warming theory: No one knows what the climate will be in the future. For various reasons, including a recent absence of sun spots, we could be entering a cooling trend. In that case, a bit of human-induced global warming would be a good thing. So I was amused when Assemblyman Mike Carroll of Morris County sent me a link to this New York Times article reporting that anthropogenic global warming may have the effect of preventing another ice age. "In the very long term, the ability to artificially warm...
  • Global Warming Could Forestall Ice Age

    09/04/2009 1:18:56 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies · 1,405+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 4, 2009 | Andrew C. Revkin
    The human-driven buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere appears to have ended a slide, many millenniums in the making, toward cooler summer temperatures in the Arctic, the authors of a new study report. Scientists familiar with the work, to be published Friday in the journal Science, said it provided fresh evidence that human activity is not only warming the globe, particularly the Arctic, but could also even fend off what had been presumed to be an inevitable descent into a new ice age over the next few dozen millenniums. The reversal of the slow cooling trend in the...
  • Longer term Solar Minimum could lead to Little Ice Age

    08/20/2009 11:29:36 PM PDT · by ReadTheLaw · 68 replies · 4,620+ views
    Ice Age Now ^ | August 15, 2009 | Robert W. Felix
    Longer term Solar Minimum could lead to Little Ice Age __________________  15 Aug 09 – “Many scientists are believing that a Dalton-like solar minimum appears a real possibility given the recent solar behavior,” says this article on Icecap.** “Even David Hathaway of NASA has recently conceded that ‘possibility’ to the New York Times.” “In EOS* of 28 July 2009 there is a very well written feature-length article by astronomer Emeritus Dr. William Livingston and Associate Astronomer Dr Matthew Penn entitled ”Are Sunspots Different During This Sunspot Minimum?” Livingston and Penn answer yes. Their central finding is that regardless of...
  • Cold snap threatens to set a record low

    07/18/2009 11:31:55 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 104 replies · 3,681+ views
    Champaign News-Gazette ^ | July 18, 2009
    CHAMPAIGN – This weekend, you'll want to put away the swimsuit and find a sweatshirt. Local weather records dating back a century or more could be in jeopardy because of an unusual mid-July cold snap. Advertisement During what normally is the warmest week of the year – with average high temperatures of 87 degrees or 86 degrees – weather forecasters are projecting low temperatures of around 50 degrees for the next three nights, and highs of no more than 73 degrees. The record low for July 17 is 49 degrees, set in 1896. The records most seriously threatened are for...
  • Movie Reviews-1994's "The Paper"; 2009's :Ice Age/Dawn of the Dinosaurs"

    07/12/2009 2:56:50 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 1 replies · 286+ views
    Fish Movie Reviews ^ | 7/12/09 | Pat Fish
    Two Movie Reviews. One is of a 1994 movie that captured my fancy one lazy afternoon. It's called "The Paper" and I dream of journalists that might once again have such pride and integrity. The other is "Ice Age/Dawn of the Dinosaurs" and here's a terrific animated movie, a great story that children will love. It's no "UP" but adults will like it too.
  • Did an Ancient Volcano Freeze Earth?[74K Years Ago]

    07/09/2009 11:19:06 AM PDT · by BGHater · 25 replies · 1,248+ views
    ScienceNow ^ | 07 July 2009 | Phil Berardelli
    One fine day about 74,000 years ago, a giant volcano on Sumatra blew its top. The volcano, named Toba, may have ejected 1000 times more rock and other material than Mount St. Helens in Washington state did in 1980. In the process, it cooled the climate by at least 10°C, causing a global famine. But could the aftermath have been even worse? A new study puts to rest questions about whether Toba plunged Earth into a 1000-year deep freeze and whether an equivalent event today could jump-start a new, millennia-long ice age. Giant volcanic eruptions such as Toba briefly cause...
  • Sea gives up Neanderthal fossil [ dredged up from the North Sea ]

    06/15/2009 8:19:35 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies · 1,014+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, June 15, 2009 | Paul Rincon
    Scientists in Leiden, in the Netherlands, have unveiled the specimen -- a fragment from the front of a skull belonging to a young adult male. Analysis of chemical "isotopes" in the 30,000-60,000-year-old fossil suggest a carnivorous diet, matching results from other Neanderthal specimens... The Neanderthal frontal bone is the first known "archaic" human specimen to have been recovered from the sea bed anywhere in the world. It was found among animal remains and stone artefacts dredged up 15km off the coast of the Netherlands in 2001. The fragment was spotted by Luc Anthonis, a private fossil collector from Belgium, in...
  • More Carbon: The Only Answer to Global Freezing

    05/15/2009 6:23:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 1,272+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 5/15/2009 | James Lewis
    Global Warming is dead. Global Freezing is in. According Dr. Terri Jackson, a physicist and climatologist, writing in the Belfast (Ireland) Telegraph, on May 13, "There is now irrefutable scientific evidence that far from global warming the earth has now entered a period of global cooling which will last at least for the next two decades. "Evidence for this comes from the NASA Microwave Sounding Unit and the Hadley Climate Research Unit... ." Etcetera ad infinitum. You've heard it before. Just flip the temperature story from high to low. The polar bears are all going to live, but the desert...
  • The Coming Ice Age

    05/12/2009 11:03:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies · 2,836+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 13, 2009 | David Deming
    Those who ignore the geologic perspective do so at great risk.  In fall of 1985, geologists warned that a Columbian volcano, Nevado del Ruiz, was getting ready to erupt.  But the volcano had been dormant for 150 years.  So government officials and inhabitants of nearby towns did not take the warnings seriously.  On the evening of November 13, Nevado del Ruiz erupted, triggering catastrophic mudslides.  In the town of Armero, 23,000 people were buried alive in a matter of seconds. For ninety percent of the last million years, the normal state of the Earth's climate has been an ice age. ...
  • Dull Sun could spark off next “Little Ice Age” in future

    05/10/2009 7:05:20 PM PDT · by Signalman · 47 replies · 2,217+ views
    Thandian News ^ | 5/5/2009 | Unk.
    Washington, May 5 (ANI): Some scientists say the prolonged lull in solar activity hints towards the next “Little Ice Age”, which could occur in the near future. The sun is the least active it’s been in decades and the dimmest in a hundred years. The lull is causing some scientists to recall the Little Ice Age, an unusual cold spell in Europe and North America, which lasted from about 1300 to 1850. The coldest period of the Little Ice Age, between 1645 and 1715, has been linked to a deep dip in solar storms known as the Maunder Minimum. During...
  • The Next Ice Age

    04/22/2009 3:22:30 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 657+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2009 | Bruce Walker
    As Earth Day again brings forth disciples of the religion of inanimate matter, we would do well to examine just how little we know about our world. Doubtless a prominent theme in this Earth Day will be the great peril of global warming. Our planet is growing warmer because of sinful man, and if government does not take drastic steps to curb our activities, then our wicked ways will bring rising oceans, drowning cities, and countless other plagues upon us. Is the Earth warming? Any professor who wants tenure will say, "Yes!" now. Any bureaucrat who values his job will...
  • 'Quiet Sun' baffling astronomers [SUN SPOTS HAVE DISAPPEARED]

    04/21/2009 10:28:59 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 136 replies · 4,869+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2009/04/21 05:04:15 GMT | Pallab Ghosh
    Sunspots could be seen by the Soho telescope in 2001 (l), but not this year (r) There are no sunspots, very few solar flares - and our nearest star is the quietest it has been for a very long time. The observations are baffling astronomers, who are due to study new pictures of the Sun, taken from space, at the UK National Astronomy Meeting. The Sun normally undergoes an 11-year cycle of activity. At its peak, it has a tumultuous boiling atmosphere that spits out flares and planet-sized chunks of super-hot gas. This is followed by a calmer period. Last...
  • US Navy Physicist warns of crushing cold temperatures and global famine

    04/06/2009 1:10:42 PM PDT · by Michael_Michaelangelo · 120 replies · 5,378+ views
    Iceagenow.com ^ | 4/2/09 | James A. Marusek
    US Navy Physicist warns of possibly 'several decades of crushing cold temperatures and global famine' By Retired U.S. Navy Physicist and Engineer James A. Marusek 2 Apr 09 – Excerpts: “The sun has gone very quiet as it transitions to Solar Cycle 24. “Since the current transition now exceeds 568 spotless days, it is becoming clear that sun has undergone a state change. It is now evident that the Grand Maxima state that has persisted during most of the 20th century has come to an abrupt end. “(The sun) might (1) revert to the old solar cycles or (2) the...
  • Global Warming Hoax Exposed AGAIN; Satellite Produces False Data (video)

    03/08/2009 8:49:33 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 12 replies · 814+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 08 March 09 | EC
    UK Telegraph -- The NSIDC somewhat shamefacedly admitted that a problem had developed with one of its satellites. The data for the previous 45 days was found to be so faulty that it had been withdrawn. But inevitably this provoked the question as to why quality control seemed to be so poor on one of the world's leading official sources of climate data that it had taken an outside observer to point out that something was wrong. This is by no means the first time that data on which the official case for global warming rests have had to be...
  • News to Note: A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint

    02/28/2009 8:32:31 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 4 replies · 540+ views
    AiG ^ | February 28, 2009
    News to Note, February 28, 2008 (go to link below to read stories) 1. CBC News: “Montreal Scientists Unlock Mystery of Early Molecular Mechanism”. Have Canadian scientists uncovered the key that makes an evolutionary origin of life plausible? 2. Forbes: “The Dangers of Overselling Evolution” Philip Skell, a member of the National Academy of Sciences for more than three decades, cautions against protecting Darwinism through censorship. 3. The Boston Globe: “Cod in the Act of Evolution” Another example of “evolution in action”—-need we even bother examining the reality to confirm this isn’t what Darwin predicted? 4. BBC News: “‘Ghost Peaks’...
  • Obama strikes back at budget critics

    02/28/2009 1:04:10 PM PST · by topfile · 178 replies · 6,188+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, February 28, 2009 | Jon Ward
    President Obama on Saturday struck back aggressively at critics of his $3.6 trillion budget proposal, casting himself as a populist crusader whose "sweeping change" has angered Washington's entrenched special interests, and promised to fight them. "I realize that passing this budget won't be easy. Because it represents real and dramatic change, it also represents a threat to the status quo in Washington," Mr. Obama said in his weekly video and radio address. Mr. Obama's language was combative and confrontational, as he promised to fight for "American families." "I know these steps won't sit well with the special interests and lobbyists...
  • Obama banks on pollution reductions

    02/26/2009 2:52:16 PM PST · by topfile · 27 replies · 1,742+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 26, 2009 | Tom LoBianco
    President Barack Obama's first budget includes $15 billion a year for renewable energy programs and an ambitious plan to raise $646 billion from a carbon reduction proposal. "Because our future depends on our ability to break free from oil that's controlled by foreign dictators, we need to make clean, renewable energy the profitable kind of energy," Mr. Obama said Thursday morning. "That's why we'll be working with Congress on legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution and drives the production of more renewable energy." The plan uses money from a cap-and-trade program — which would allow companies to...
  • Obama: U.S. 'will emerge stronger' from crisis

    02/24/2009 3:30:09 PM PST · by topfile · 57 replies · 2,335+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 25, 2009 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama will pledge Tuesday night that the nation "will rebuild, we will recover," as he delivers an address to a joint session of Congress and with a nervous nation watching at home. "While our economy may be weakened and our confidence shaken; though we are living through difficult and uncertain times, tonight I want every American to know this: We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before," Mr. Obama will say, according to excerpts of his remarks. In lofty language, Mr. Obama is expected to promise a new path forward...
  • Obama to Propose Massive Greenhouse Gas Tax

    02/21/2009 5:36:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 333 replies · 15,480+ views
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 | Kristinn
    Barack Hussein Obama will propose a massive business tax on greenhouse gases in his FY 2010 federal budget to be presented this week.The massive tax increase and power grab was buried at the end on article on Obama's forthcoming budget proposal in The New York Times:On energy policy, Mr. Obama’s budget will show new revenues by 2012 from his proposal to require companies to buy permits from the government for greenhouse gas emissions above a certain cap. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the permits would raise up to $300 billion a year by 2020. Since companies would pass their...
  • Maine's Bone-Numbing Minus-50 Sets State Record

    02/10/2009 1:07:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies · 974+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 10, 2009
    When it comes to cold weather, Mainers have something new to brag about. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Geological Survey and Maine State Climate Office announced Tuesday that a minus-50 reading in northwestern Maine held up to scientific scrutiny. That beats Maine's old record of 48 below zero set in 1925 in Van Buren, and ties the record for coldest temperature recorded in New England. That reading was made in 1933 in Bloomfield, Vt. The record on New Hampshire's Mount Washington is minus-47.
  • Heaviest Snow In Twenty Years Hits UK, Europe

    02/02/2009 6:49:55 AM PST · by Stevenc131 · 21 replies · 1,133+ views
    The heaviest snowfall in 20 years closed thousands of schools and caused transportation chaos up the eastern side of Britain, with London and the surrounding areas the hardest hit. Six million bus passengers were stranded as all London's bus services were halted because of dangerous driving conditions, and almost every subway line was at least partially suspended. Most commuter rail services were also cancelled or seriously delayed, and flights at London's airports were decimated, with both of Heathrow's runways shut, Luton and London City closed, and Gatwick and Stansted flights subject to delays and short-notice cancellations. Similar conditions were reported...
  • The Amazing Story Behind Tho Global Warming Scam

    01/29/2009 7:43:40 AM PST · by rellimpank · 19 replies · 1,551+ views
    KUSI-San Diego ^ | John Coleman
    The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax we citizens for our carbon footprints. Only two details stand in the way, the faltering economic times and a dramatic turn toward a colder climate. The last two bitter winters have lead to a rise in public awareness that CO2 is not a pollutant and is not a significant greenhouse gas that is triggering runaway global warming. How did we ever get to this point where bad science is driving big...
  • Gore: Earth in 'grave danger'

    01/28/2009 9:46:46 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 1,447+ views
    Gore: Earth in 'grave danger' Tom LoBianco (Contact) UPDATED: Former Vice President Al Gore told lawmakers Wednesday morning that the earth is in "grave danger" and that the nation must break its dependence on oil. Mr. Gore said Congress must pass a cap and trade bill and increase tax breaks for renewable energy sources before going before the U.N. climate change conference this December to negotiate new carbon-reduction benchmarks. "Climate change will be increasingly central to our foreign policy and national security, and it will be a focal point of this committee's efforts as well," said Sen. John Kerry, the...
  • CNN Segment Warns of the Coming Ice Age

    01/19/2009 4:57:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies · 1,464+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Jan 19,2009 | Jeff Poor
    CNN's Lou Dobbs opened this segment by saying this was a CNN exclusive, something you wouldn't see anywhere else. And unfortunately, he was right for the most. The Jan. 13 broadcast of CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" explored the possibility that earth isn't warming, but is, in fact, cooling. Dobbs cited National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data dating back to 1880 which showed a spike in mean temperature over land and ocean. However, Joseph D'Aleo, the executive director of International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project (ICECAP) questioned that data by comparing it to more modern reliable satellite data, when ask...
  • Are We Entering Era of Global Cooling Alarmism?

    01/19/2009 7:10:51 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies · 5,207+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 19, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Pity the poor global warming alarmists such as Al Gore, James Hansen of NASA, and the Weather Channel's Heidi Cullen. They went way out on the limb in promoting the absolute certainity of global warming and now Mother Nature is sawing it off behind them with the coldest weather in decades. To spare themselves complete embarrassment, you might have noticed that many media outlets and global warming promoters are backing off from that term and are now using "climate change" more frequently. Last Friday, one of the big global warming promoters on the Huffington Post, Kevin Grandia, publicly struggled over...